This past February, Jordan Brand brought back the "Black Cement" Air Jordan 3 with OG "Nike Air" branding to the delight of many Jumpman fans. A special version of the iconic colorway has surfaced that was created especially for California rapper Nipsey Hussle, as shown by consignment shop Index Portland, where they're currently on sale for $5,000.
It was designed to celebrate the release of Hussle's studio album Victory Lap that hit stores and streaming services earlier this year on Feb. 15. A "VL" logo is embroidered in grey on the medial ankle. The same lettering is also stamped in red, visible through the translucent outsole—another detail that sets this pair apart from the "Black Cement" retail release.
Similar stylings of this Air Jordan 3 were given to others around the time of 2018's NBA All Star Weekend festivities in Los Angeles this past February as well. San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge was another lucky recipient.
Hussle was previously under contract with Puma as an endorser. There is no word on if this special pair indicates any further involvement with the Jumpman.