Who popularized it: Fabolous
When we were influenced: 2001 

When F.A.B.O. stepped out in the royal and baby blue Los Angeles Lakers or the multi-colored mountain Denver Nuggets Mitchell & Ness jersey, hip-hop enthusiasts all over the country went to eBay or to their local sports shop to cop. Granted, they were running anywhere from $200-400 a pop and everyone wanted in on it, but to be caught without one was a tragedy.