The Freehand Files: No.81 Taxi 9 Elite Gas Mask

The 81st sneaker mask created by Freehand Profit. Made from 1 pairs of Lebron 9 Elite "Taxi". Find out more about the work on FREEHANDPROFIT.com.
The 81st sneaker mask created by Freehand Profit. Made from 1 pairs of Lebron 9 Elite “Taxi”. Find out more about the work on FREEHANDPROFIT.com.

Originally released December 17, 2014, the Taxi 9 Elite Gas Mask was intended as a tribute to ODB, my 5th is a series of Wu Tang inspired masks. Where many [visual] artists pull inspiration from other visual artists, I have long pulled my inspiration from Hip-Hop lyricists, emcees and rappers. With my obsessive attention for detail and working in elements and symbols that unlock a deeper level of knowledge, it’s easy to see why Wu would hold so much weight with me. Repect to the Gods.

The 81st sneaker mask created by Freehand Profit. Made from 1 pairs of Lebron 9 Elite "Taxi". Find out more about the work on FREEHANDPROFIT.com.
The 81st sneaker mask created by Freehand Profit. Made from 1 pairs of Lebron 9 Elite “Taxi”. Find out more about the work on FREEHANDPROFIT.com.

“I tried to embody ODB’s style, how unique and wild it was. The mask had to be like no other mask I’ve made. There’s little things that will sink in if you look close. Like the ‘killa bee’ form, or the fact that this is the first mask that I incorporated the air unit into the canister.” – Freehand Profit

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