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July 25, 1993

AND ONE MORE THING: Odes to athletic shoes are old hat in rap, going back to Run-DMC's "My Adidas." But never has it come from as close to the source as the upcoming album "Get Off Mine," by 19-year-old Chilly Tee, which includes a song titled "Just Do It," based on the Nike slogan. The catch: Chilly Tee (real name Travis Knight) is the son of Nike owner Phillip Knight.

The album, coming from MCA on Aug. 17, has a certain amount of street credibility, as it was produced by Hank Shocklee and his Bomb Squad, best known for their work with Public Enemy. But the blond, Portland-raised Chilly Tee doesn't try to hide his roots. Here's a sample rhyme for the song "Snap Ya Neck ta This":

I got the Nike wears, head to toe with the trim,

The BMW I drive iz the color of my skin,

I'm in it to win it, I got the skills and the status,

You wanna know why? My pockets are the fattest.

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