These videos take us down memory lane, with sentimental value from the archive vault, way back to when there was no such thing as HD! But they are still some of our all-time favorite clips about the Black Fives Era of basketball and the early days of the Black Fives vintage sports brand. Take a look!

Rap artist, actor, and show host Xzibit in the classic “Lime Green VW” episode of MTV’s iconic “Pimp My Ride” series, wearing the signature Black Fives branded jersey.
Rap artist and actor Ludacris wears a Black Fives Casino Jacket appearing in Shawnna’s “Shake Dat” music video.
Show host Big Tigger wears a Black Fives branded jersey while freestyling with rapper T.I. on BET’s “Rap City.”
ESPN devotes an entire episode of its popular “Outside The Lines” First Report show to the unsung history of the Black Fives Era and its pioneers.
A.J. Calloway hosts BET’s “106 & Park” show wearing a Howard University Cage Shirt by Black Fives, with co-host Free, and guests.
Show host Karen Holmes Ward interviews Claude Johnson for her “City Line” series on ABC affiliate WCVB-TV Channel 5 Boston.
Claude Johnson appears on ESPN’s “Classic Now” sports history program to discuss the New York Rens basketball team in a “Taking You To School” segment.
Nike created and ran this Black Fives video on to promote and commemorate its “Legacy of Inspiration” collection of Black Fives licensed merchandise.
Louie Rankin, a sidekick of rap artist and actor Ludacris, wears a Howard University game jersey by Black Fives in this music video.
Joe Clair hosts BET’s “Maad Sports” show wearing New York Renaissance “Harlem Rens” gear by Black Fives, with his guests, the Cash Money Millionaires.
Rap artist Chingy performs in his “One Call Away” music video wearing the Atlantic City Vandals Casino Jacket by Black Fives.
Rap artist I-20 performs with Lil Fate, Titi Boi, Chingy, and Ludacris in the music video for “Fightin’ in the Club,” wearing a modified New York Renaissance Big Five Casino Jacket while Ludacris wears a St. Christopher Club Casino Jacket and a St. Christopher Club Cage Shirt, all by Black Fives.

The first time our brand ever got on national television was in this BET Nightly News segment, produced during the height of the retro throwback jersey craze and filmed in part at the Total Sports (now defunct) store on Georgia Avenue by Howard University

That time when our Alpha Physical Culture Club Hoody by Nike (part of their Legacy of Inspiration Collection in 2006) made an appearance on Patrick Stump in the Gym Class Heroes’ blockbuster music video Cupid’s Chokehold.