Hook-Ups Skateboards got into the skate shoe market in the early 90’s with two shoe models. The first was Red Eyes and the second was Devilman 13. I bought these shoes in 1997 from the CCS catalog. The shoes came beautifully packaged in a box designed to look like an Anime toy.

Ghostface Killah – Daytona 500 ft. Raekwon, & Cappadonna from Hip-Hop Music Videos on Vimeo.

Daytona 500 the original AMV (Anime Music Video) was released in 1996. I remember hearing about the video from a kid in high school. “Yo! did you see that japanamation video for the new Ghostface song?” The video was based on a series of Speed Racer clips from the original Japanese Television show. Eventually Sony Music would have the video pulled due to copyright issues. Pictured below is the original cover art for Ghostface Killah’s single Camay and the b-side Daytona 500.