Barriers Worldwide released a Tupac capsule collection to celebrate the 30th anniversary Tupac’s debut album, 2pacalypse. The collection has debuted exclusively on barriersworldwide.com and on-site at ComplexCon.
Steven Barter, founder of Barriers Worldwide, was inspired to create the collection after a recent trip to Egypt. He was able visit the Pyramids and was able see firsthand the achievements and richness in African history. Barriers released a capsule collection that includes hoodies, sweatshirts and a crewneck sweater. Prices range from 150 to 300 dollars.
“It was a dream come true to work with the Tupac estate. It’s my favorite collaboration of the year, and it was a joy to present it at ComplexCon. We are all inspired by Tupac, no matter how old or young. Although Tupac Shakur is still a legend in hip-hop and a powerful enigma, his impact extends far beyond music.” Barter released a statement saying that Tupac did not back down from his mission to social justice. He was influenced by a lineage that has fought against oppression.
He said that even though his name was inspired by Tupac Amaru, the last indigenous monarch of Inca, Tupac proved to have been a revolutionary. His intelligence, creativity, and sensitivity were tested against the hostile system which had antagonized his family since birth. “This inspires me as a creative man as well. 2Pac’s “All Eyez On Us” inspired the ‘All Eyez On Us’ piece. “This piece is a reminder of the importance to hold on to our past, no matter what the odds are. As Black people, we always have our eyes on us. But we cannot let negativity take away our strong essence.”