Rappers will always try to look their flyest, this includes donning the freshest eyewear, of course. DJ Jazzy Jeff linked up with the Vintage Frames Company, and discussed the history of hip-hoppers rocking cool shades.

"Growing up in Philly, the glasses as a fashion thing were really, really big. So, with me wearing glasses because I need them, why not be fashionable?" Jeff said.

The DJ also explained how people would idolize the style of glasses on hip-hop album covers. "It wasn't corny to wear glasses, It was like, 'wow, DMC got some cool glasses on,' and they wanted to know what kind of glasses they were," Jeff said, "they were just as important as your clothes."

Watch the video above to hear the rest of the story, and how Cazals changed the game.

[via Vintage Frames Company]