Who popularized it: Eminem
When we were influenced: 1999 

The signing of Eminem was met with much debate. Was he popular because he was good or because he was white? But all that talk went flying out the window as soon as he dropped one of the greatest debut albums of all time. While every race rocked with the foul-mouthed "trailer trash" from Detroit, Michigan, those signature blond locks had suburbanites across the country finding out whether blondes had more fun.