The Evolution of Denim in Hip-Hop

Run D.M.C. makes straight legged denim iconic.

When: Circa 1984

"In jeans, leather jackets, my Adidas, and gangster hats," Run D.M.C. rapped on "Can I Get A Witness." The group made the bucket hat, Adidas shell toes with no laces, and straight leg jeans an iconic hip-hop look. Straight legged denim, like Levis' classic 501 or 505 jeans, kept your favorite old school rappers looking fresh back in the '80s.

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