When Nike’s partnership with Kanye West broke down and the rapper decided to head to the land of the Three Stripes (more on that later), Jordan Brand swooped in and picked up another rapper who’s quite fond of rocking Jordan’s on stage every given night. Drake already had a deal in place where the Jumpman team revealed his own PE of Air Jordan 12s but now they’re going all in and revealed via their Twitter page that he’s officially joining Team Jordan Brand.

As far as the 12s are concerned which Drake revealed on his Instagram page, they’re straight for the crew on home and away dates away from the T Dot as the shoe is dressed in a mockup of the Rising Sun 12s that were released earlier. Gold accents on the sole and shank plates appear along with OVO insignias on the translucent herringbone traction pads and stingray replacing the common rubber on both mudguards. I know that’s plenty of sneaker detail and speak but the point is, they’re rather tough. And who knew the kid from Degrassi would have a deal with arguably the most recognizable shoe brand in the world?