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20 Ways Hip-Hop Style Was Different 20 Years Ago

Looking tough was more important than looking trendy

Nowadays, the best-dressed rapper is decked out in head-to-toe designer clothing, limited-edition sneakers, and perhaps even all gold everything. Twenty years ago, it didn't matter how fresh you looked—after all, kids were getting killed for their gear. What got you more street cred was a rugged look that befit the type of guy who was unfuckwittable and could hold his own in a brawl. 

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