Dime Q&A: Chris Andersen & Lou Williams Talk Converse, Kicks, Tattoos, Hip-Hop & NBA Lockout

By: 11.18.11  •  2 Comments
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Lou Williams (photo. Converse)

Dime: What do you like most about being a part of the Converse family?
Lou Williams: I love that it’s really family oriented. We’re a small group, I think it’s only 10 or 11 of us. They pay attention to your detail, to the style of shoe you like to wear, the customization, everything. It’s just an overall great experience being a part of the team. I’m very happy at Converse and it’s organic for me so I’m cool.

Dime: What are your thoughts on the DEFCON?
LW: I’ve been playing and working out in them all summer. I’ve had them for like three or four months now. Dope shoe, that’s the one I’ll be wearing this year, so I’ve just been getting used to playing in them as much as possible and I’ve loved the way they feel.

Dime: How do they perform on the court?
LW: They perform great. I’ve been killing every Pro-Am game, so I guess that means they’ve been doing good. (laughs) But they’re really comfortable on me feet, it’s a great fit.

Dime: You shot the music video for Meek Mill‘s song “House Party” at your house in Atlanta. What was that like?
LW: It was crazy, man. Tt was a 24-hour party for my brother Meek. It’s gonna be the second single for him since he’s been with Maybach Music. It’s gonna be a major one for him. I actually had a chance to see a sneak peak of it last week and it looks crazy. It should be a big one for him, so I’m really excited about it.

Dime: How did you and Meek Mill become such good friends?
LW: We been down since Day 1 I was in Philly. We met through a mutual friend. We just been kicking it ever since.

Dime: Any surprises we can look forward to seeing in the video?
LW: Nah. I think everything is gonna be expected. It was just one big party. Everyone was at the crib, the whole Maybach team was there. We got crazy features, crazy cameos and we had a hell of a time shooting it, so I think everything in the video is gonna be well expected.

Dime: We’ve featured it in the mag before, but how’s your clothing line, Evol Rocx, doing?
LW: We got some good stuff on the way. It’s a really dope line. We’ve been developing the brand for a little bit now, so things are really coming together.

Dime: Aside from the clothing, what have you been doing to stay busy during the lockout?
LW: Just working out and playing. We doing the music too, the mixtape is coming as soon as it’s done – it’s just a matter of putting it together now. Getting all my features finished up and everything and that’s it.

Dime: What was the most exciting game you’ve played in since the lockout started?
LW: I played in some real good summer league games, but would have to be when Team Philly played Team Melo not too long ago with LeBron, ‘Melo and CP3. They came to Philly and we put on a good show in front of 17,000 people and were able to get the win.

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