A History of Style Trends Started By Rappers
Hop on the bandwagon.
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Hip-hop and style have always had a symbiotic relationship. Unlike the fashion industry, rappers were never really trying to start the next season's biggest trends—most just wanted to be the freshest dude alive, and dressing dope was a part of that. Other rappers merely reflected the style of the environments they grew up in, like Snoop Dogg's Chuck Taylor steez and Big Boi's Atlanta sports jerseys. But there are those times when hip-hop and fashion definitely intersect. As rap evolved, people started paying attention to how rappers dressed, and wanted to emulate them to a tee—or a hat, whatever. From the early days of hip-hop to current trends, read up on A History of Style Trends Started By Rappers.
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