Who popularized it: Tyler, The Creator
When we were influenced: 2009
Skate gear was not popularized by Tyler, The Creator. Skate gear was popularized in the young hip-hop community by Tyler, The Creator. In a world of all-black-everything, Timbs, and shades indoors, Tyler and his OFWGKTA crew's "IDGAF" style and attitude stemmed from their love of skating. And when you rock crazy tie-dye, tube socks, and Vans while screaming things that make suburban parents cover their ears, all of that resonates with the youth of today.