Lex, Taliek and Adidas, 1982.
Puerto Rican God Taliek with his brother Lex and his friend Adidas at the infamous Albee Square mall in the early 80s. Nowadays our generation have the privilege to go to the mall exclusively to shop. Back in, in malls such as Albee Square...you had to have strength to go in the mall and walk out unscathed with what you intended to buy. Mental strength, or physical strength, or even both. But some type of strength, because that was the era or terror and dudes testing your character. Shouldnt have been that way, but no point crying over spilled milk, which is something guys like the OG Taliek @pirate_taliek_pirata understood, as you can see by this pic alone he is a man of equal strength and humility. Too much humility will make you food on these streets, and too much strength will ensure you will be a number in the prison system, its a rarity you encounter guys like Taliek that know how to balance both, which could explain why he is still here today kicking it. Salute to the God. #FortGreene #Brooklyn #AlbeeSquareMall #1980s #1985 #JamelShabazz #Adidas #CrackEra - 1 minute ago