Burton launches two collections with Run DMC
Burton announced on Tuesday a partnership with Run DMC introducing two new collections featuring a limited-edition run of snowboards, boots, bindings, outerwear, streetwear, bags, and accessories.
Likewise, the partnership is expected to kick off with a digital auction of the 7.7 one-of-a-kind Burton x Run DMC snowboards from February 7 to 15 to benefit both the Chill Foundation and the Jam Master Jay Foundation.
The partnership includes the Mine77 x Run DMC collection, dropping on Burton.com on February 15. The collection embodies hip-hop and snowboarding’s intertwined history of performance and culture. It includes bold pieces like a Gore-Tex Tracksuit and hardgoods featuring turntables and tape cassette graphics.
Next, the Burton x Run DMC collection drops February 22nd and aims to celebrates the co-evolution of pioneering vision and style that Run DMC brought to hip-hop and Burton brought to snowboarding. This collection includes pieces inspired by Run DMC’s signature look, like the high-contrast Run DMC Frostner Jacket, a throwback hip pack, and a Process snowboard featuring a portrait of the group.
The 7.7 exclusive 'DJ Board' snowboards were constructed by hand at Burton Headquarters in Vermont. In particular, the design pays homage to Jam Master Jay’s DJ setup, complete with vintage vinyl records mounted in the board channel and specialty packaging inspired by metal DJ gear transport cases.
"The idea for this collaboration came from a tightly bound friendship rooted in passion for snowboarding,” said George Burton Carpenter, about working with TJ and Jesse Mizell, sons of the late Jam Master Jay of Run DMC.
“The Burton x Run DMC collection breathes life into the legacy of our fathers, or as the world knows them, Jam Master Jay of Run DMC and Jake Burton of Burton Snowboards. Through this collaboration we carry on their legacy and amplify the connection between hip-hop and snowboarding. The designs remain true to our heritage while evolving the style and culture that we intend to pass on for generations to come.”
“This collab means absolutely the world to me and my brother Jesse,” added TJ Mizell, son of the late Jam Master Jay of Run DMC. “My brother Jesse and I have been snowboarders since we were kids. Being a part of the snowboarding culture and a collaboration that celebrates my dad’s Run DMC legacy and Jake Burton’s legacy as a snowboarding pioneer is incredible. Getting involved with the collab design process was also really cool.
"Fashion, snowboarding and music, specifically hip-hop, really go hand-in-hand, and that’s what my brother and I have been born into, so it’s incredible to bring our sense of style to snowboarding through this Burton x Run DMC collaboration.”