Monday 24 February 2020

Check Out Uncle Vinny Rocking PUMA’s Future Rider Play On

PUMA dropped the Future RiderPlay On the past weekend. Ushering in the next wave of Future Rider releases the Future Rider Play On dips into the hefty PUMA archive for some 80’s color inspiration riffing off the model’s key reference point the original Fast Rider while giving it a healthy dosage of 2020 newness.

PUMA took a moment to ask locoal young creative, Uncle Vinny a few questions about the new PUMA Rider, how he combines them with his look, what motivates him and so much more.

1. How do you style the new PUMA Rider? What is your favourite combination when rocking the kicks?
I love rocking my Future Riders along with my casual and more formal outfits.

2. Why did you collaborate with PUMA?
I chose to collaborate with PUMA because it’s the right brand for me, one that I really love. I know they can help me build my brand to reach good heights.

3. What or who inspires you, and motivates you to keep rising?
Mostly my friends, Ys ,The Voice and the gang – Riky, Nasty C and Gunna. I’m motivated to keep rising because I just want to take my family out from the hood and give them the opportunity to live a good life.

4. Tell us about the journey from starting out on radio in Grade 9 to having your name on the line-up with big names such as Nasty C?
In grade 9 my goal was to be one of the youngest to do it, and I wanted to prove that I could. I followed my path and focussed on the dream, which landed me on the big stages with my big OGs.

5. You hosted Rodeo in December 2019 – any more big events on the cards?
Definitely! I am going to host another event for the kids and have more events coming. Keep your eyes on my social media - I’ll be announcing details soon.

6. Last year in November you made history as the youngest person to ever present an award at the South African Hip Hop Awards. What was that moment like?
It felt so magical. I wish I could repeat that moment because it was one of the best nights of my life.

7. What is your next step for you as a young creative?
I want to break more boundaries, travel and curate the best content for my fans.

8. What words of wisdom do you live by?
Anything is possible nothing can stop you.

9. There are a lot of young creatives out there – what is your advice to them?
Be unique.

10. You’re exposed to some hot street-style – what trends have you noticed in South Africa?
People are rocking a lot of tracksuits – being tracksuit mafias and having dope sneakers.

The FUTURE RIDER Play On is available at as well as PUMA stores and selected retailers.

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