The Shiny Suit Era of Hip-Hop isn't one of the game's proudest moments. But it is an important moment. Those involved in rap at the time really started to make tons of money and with it came bigger music videos, bigger budgets, and flashy clothes.

A lot of people blame Diddy for the shiny suit. Jay Electronica even made a song about it. But what people fail to realize is that Puff was talked into wearing the suit by Hype Williams and stylist June Ambrose (she's the inventor, so blame her) during the "Mo' Money, Mo' Problems" shoot. He was reluctant to rock them at first, but once he saw them on camera, a love affair was born. Diddy ran with the concept and others fell in line. From 1997 until around 2001, the Shiny Suit Era ruled. So, take a trip down memory lane and check out The Shiniest Suits of the Shiny Suit Era.

Written by Angel Diaz (@graffnameramo)