Who popularized it: Tupac, Juelz Santana
When we were influenced: 1992, 2001
Two dominant eras for bandanas tied around the head; two completely different significances. Tupac's bandana propagated the life of a thug and an outlaw. It was a symbol of "don't fuck with me." Juelz Santana's version was much more style-conscious: It matched his outfit of the day, and he normally didn't tie it around his head but merely sat it upon the dome in the daintiest, yet coolest of ways. One thing is for sure; both appropriations had thugs, goons, mild-mannered suburbanites, and hip-hop enthusiasts alike taking the risk.