The Pack – “Vans”
Surely you remember this one-hit wonder from The Pack off of their Skateboards 2 Scrapers EP from 2006. The Bay Area group takes turns rapping about Vans and how they’re superior to other shoe brands. In the third verse of the song, Lil B raps drops a line on where he got his Vans. “Once copped me a pair from the skateboard shop. Went home, they didn’t fit, then I had to re-cop.” While he isn’t a skater himself, you can see that skate culture has as a whole influenced music — particularly rappers.