I pride myself on easily pinpointing individuals who are destined to make their mark in the creative industry. Racks Hogan is one of the special bunch. I initially met the self-proclaimed 'Stylish Stoner' when he stopped by the BAPE store for the very first time. His presence was felt as soon as he stepped through the door due to his animated personality...and loud distinct voice (I heard his raspy roar all the way from the sneaker stockroom on the second floor of the shop!).
It wasn't a huge surprise when the Akron, Ohio-raised social media personality instantly transformed into an internet sensation from his hilarious cameos on Complex's Supreme drop series hosted by Emily Oberg. As a matter of fact, during the early stages of his SoHo buzz I bluntly asked him when he was going to have his very own show! Racks only replied with a sinister grin so I knew something was cooking. Fast forward a few years and here he is as the host of Complex News' new segment, "Get In Line."
Recently the dreaded up hypebeast (respectfully said of course) sat down with the sneaker gods of Sole Collector's online show Full Size Run, to discuss his grind, compare Kanye West's Yeezy's with Virgil Abloh's Off-White kicks, and even review one of Supreme's latest drop.
Check out the clip below: