Who popularized it: Tupac
When we were influenced: 1993
While he was constantly touting "Thug Life," Tupac had a way with style that was really anything but. In a good way, of course. Exhibit A; denim overalls, the ones we wore as a child because belts weren't our friends yet? Pac's "fuck it" attitude is the modern day equivalent to Cam'ron's pink movement. "I'm a thug and I'll rock shit I wanna rock," was his mindframe, which made hip-hop enthusiasts comfortable to do the same.