It was the summer of 1988 and N.W.A’s “Straight Outta Compton” had just hit North America like a meteorite. The groups upstart distributor, Priority Records, looked to capitalize on the momentum with a promotional t-shirt touting their newfound success. On the front of the tee was the slogan “Independent With Major Potential” while the back featured Priority’s rising stars N.W.A and Eazy-E and hopeful new signings Big Lady K, Hardcore and Egyptian Lover. The “Priority Promo Tee” as it came to be called, was an immediate hit with N.W.A who were thrilled to see their name on a t-shirt for the first time. All five members (six including The D.O.C) proudly repped the tee in promotional shoots and media interviews throughout 1988-89.
Thirty years after its original issue, Blazedmade proudly pays homage to this iconic promo tee. We have painstakingly recreated an authentic replica using a rare vintage piece as our guide.