Henry Relishes the New in New York
Thierry Henry found his initial love for New York exactly the way you would expect a young boy from the Paris suburbs might: through an abiding affection for the rap group N.W.A. and an emotional connection to a shiny coat.
Growing up in Les Ulis in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Henry and many of his friends were enamored with the rap group that included Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, DJ Yella and MC Ren. Music videos of groups from the United States were popular internationally, and Henry was especially fascinated with the Los Angeles Raiders paraphernalia that the members of N.W.A. often wore. He distinctly recalls being intrigued by the logos on the snapback jackets, made by Starter, that fast became an urban trend.
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