When: Early 2000s-present

By the early 2000s, the skinny jean takeover was in full effect. The L.A. streetwear and skater scene began to dominate hip-hop, especially among younger artists. The Jerkin' street dance movement in Los Angeles relies on precise leg movements, turns, and jumps that are much easier to pull off in slimmer-fitting pants.

As the trend moves towards the East Coast, groups like the Cool Kids adopt the look mixing bright colors, skinny pants, and covetable sneakers with caps and graphic tees.  The "In 2009, the New Boyz named their debut Skinny Jeanz and a Mic and Cali Swag District's 2010 "Teach Me How to Dougie" propelled the look nationwide.