The Lightning Lab // Ep 3: Hip-hop, Outsiders and Earning Respect
Legendary Jordan designer Tinker Hatfield’s original sketch of MJ’s 3rd signature shoe comes to life in the Air Jordan III ‘Tinker’—a modified version of the 1988 sneaker that features the ever-iconic Nike Swoosh.
As with many things born out of Tinker, and made legendary by Mike, there’s a story. And everyone has their own. This is where they’re told.
Introducing The Lightning Lab.
Six people – from different spheres of influence – sitting around a table swapping childhood memories, industry secrets, and never-before-told tales. From Jordan, to Tinker, to Justin Timberlake, the Air Jordan III’s story is well told. And these six men have their own to add, crossing from basketball to music, to fashion, to the streets, and to the big stages and games and frequencies they’ve conquered.
Episode 3 of the series explores the journeys of outsiders: Curtismith and his unconvential place in Pinoy hip-hop and Jeff Cariaso recalling what it was like to be one of the few Fil-Ams trying to make a mark in the league. Basketball beef and rivalries in music also get discussed as The Lightning Lab takes you on its second-to-the-last ep.
Watch Episode 3 here.