Notable Co-sign: Diddy, Mase, Run-D.M.C., Gucci Mane
Mic Check: "I used to trap on the corner, tracksuit with the thermal." -Gucci Mane on "Bob Marley."
Whether made of velour, jersey, or heavy polyester, tracksuits have been a part of hip-hop culture ever since b-boys started breaking in the late '70s and early '80s. Run-D.M.C. made the track jacket and pants a classic of the streets, but Diddy and Sean John also helped make it a signifier of wealth. The message was anyone in a matching jacket and bottom didn't have the need to get dressed up. It was the OG beta version of cozy boy, while also stating that you only fucked with king shit.