By the time the 2000s came around Hip Hop was becoming one of the biggest music genres worldwide, the commercial success of the genre would be reflected in the artists outfit choices & lifestyle. 2000s Hip Hop Fashion is identified for its staple pieces such as grills, New era caps, Durags, baggy t-shirts, air force ones and basketball jerseys
20 years later and Camron’s pink outfit is still one of the most influential moments in Hip hop and Fashion. While Cam was not the first Hip Hop artist to push fashion boundaries within the culture his use of the colour brought about the most attention and impact.
The term ‘lil’ is synonymous within Hip Hop culture used by an artist of small stature, youth or out of tradition. For the record, the first rapper in Hip Hop history under the Lil guise was Lil Rodney C from the rap group Funky 4 + 1 who were active as a group during the late 70s. Today we have over 600 lil rappers which is evidence of the popularity the name holds which continues to grow.
While the term ‘rapper’ is synonymous within Hip Hop culture and a title given to every artist the term MC is not! Which suggests subtle differences between the 2 terms. This difference in Hip Hop naturally brings to the forefront the question being what is an MC in rap? As there seems to be no confusion as to what a rapper is!
The 80s marked the 2nd decade in Hip Hop in which the new genre began to form its identity sonically and stylistically. At the forefront of the 70s in Hip Hop were the group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. Within the early development years of Hip Hop Culture the groups fashion entailed a cowboy flamboyant aesthetic and Rockstar looks.
As side from being regarded the golden era of Hip Hop Music the 90s also set precedence and traditionfor how we dress today. The influence of 90s Hip Hop Fashion continually presents itself which is why we going to look at the most memorable trends and brands to come from that era to help inspire your outfit choices.
Kanye West is arguably one of the most talented musicians the world has seen today with a career that started in music production and then making a seamless transition into becoming an artist, we have decided to compile a list of the Best Kanye west songs.
Let’s face it, Hip Hop is the most influential genre of music and everyone wants to dress like rappers whether you admit it or not.
We have seen a countless number of brands start from humble beginnings only to skyrocket into stardom due to hip hop endorsement. There’s a reason why brands want artists to wear their fashion pieces, especially hip hop artists.
The Universal Hip Hop museum will be the first of its kind coming to the Bronx, New York in 2023. Hip hop turns 50 in 2023 and has come so far from its initial beginnings in 1973. What initially started as black kids from the inner city setting up music systems with a DJ controlling the crowd by using breakbeats to extend the music has turned into a billion dollar industry.