You might have seen the “Cookies N’ Kicks” shop your TikTok for you page or even on TV, but “Cookies N’ Kicks” has gone beyond TikTok with their new collaboration which paid tribute to the late-great American rapper, Juice Wrld.
Jarad Anthony Higgins, aka “Juice Wrld,” dies in December of 2019 after a medical examination suggested that Higgins had overdosed on painkillers.
Fast forward almost two years, Los Angeles viral sneaker store has partnered with the 999 Club (Juice Wrld) to honor the three-year anniversary of Juice Wrld’s ??????? & ???? ???????? album.
Jarad Anthony Higgins is an American best known by his stage name “Juice Wrld,” and tragically died after he overdosed on painkillers.
According to Wikipedia the rappers song “Lucid Dreams” garnered over one billion listens on Spotify, and ranked came in at 2 in Billboard’s top 100.
Higgins’ adopted the symbol 999 saying that “In the last book of the Bible, it says that 666 is the mark of the beast, right?…999 represents taking whatever hell, whatever bad situation or whatever struggle you’re going through and turning it into something positive and using it to push yourself forward,” Higgins said in a 2018 interview with MTV.
On Friday May 28th lines started to form around the 7400 block of Melrose in Hollywood, after Cookies N’ Kicks’ Instagram page, which has over 200-thousand followers, announced that they would be collaborating with the 999 Club in tribute of Juice Wrld’s ??????? & ???? ???????? album.
Nathan Balley along with his fiancé Suelly Montes drove over two-hours from Palm Springs, CA to be the first in line to picks up a pair of kicks for them selfs.
The couple had waited almost 12 hours over night in line, and told The Blast that “Juice Wrld came into a part of my life where I needed his music to pick me up.”
The merch line was extremely exclusive according to Cookies N’ Kicks.
“Come celebrate the 3 Year Anniversary of Juice WRLD’s debut album ??????? & ???? ????????.
• 2 New 999 No Vanity Shoe Colorways
• Exclusive Clothing Collection in collaboration with Cookies N Kicks
• Ice Cream Social
• Raffles, Giveaways, + ???? ????”
One social media post read.
The price of the merch varied from the exclusive sneakers being $99.99 USD and the clothing being between $50 and $350 USD.
A representative from Cookies N’ Kicks told The Blast that “we are extremely excited to partner with the 999 Club, and we are excited to she what comes of it.”