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20 Ways Hip-Hop Style Was Different 20 Years Ago Kris Kross

Style gimmicks made it easier to stand out

Dropping their debut album Totally Krossed Out in 1992, young rap duo Kris Kross rode the success of their hit single "Jump" to a couple of other memorable jams (sup, "I Missed The Bus?"). Their trademark backwards clothing became such a '90s trend that Warner Brothers started manufacturing a double-sided T-shirt depicting Bugs Bunny and the Tasmanian Devil decked out in about-faced gear, immortalizing the style. The style gimmicks of the time were affordable, yet still served the purpose of getting people some recognition—from Left Eye's condom eyepatch, Kris Kross' backwards gear, Flavor Flav's signature clock, and Humpty Hump's signature eyewear.

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