A History of the Bucket Hat

Jay-Z (2000)

Jay notably rocked the bucket hat on the yacht in the video for "Big Pimpin'." But his most memorable behind-the-scenes bucket hat is recounted on the outro to Kanye's "Last Call," as Mr. West recollects his first meeting with Jay-Z at Baseline Studios on Beanie Sigel's birthday: "...then Jay walked in. I remember he had a Gucci bucket hat on. I remember it like, like it was yesterday. And Hip-Hop said, 'Yo play that one beat for him.' And I played 'Heart of the City'....And I played another beat, and I played another beat. And I remember that Gucci bucket, he took it and like put it over his face and made one of them faces like 'oooh'."

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