& this week we will be discussing...
DRUM ROLL PLEASE...
Is fashion missing in Hip Hop?
Now... this is nothing new... the fashion, or lack thereof in the Hip Hop/Rap world has been debated for awhile. Some argue that Hip Hop artists simply can't dress because of the content of their character and the "rugged" or "real" characterization that SOME of them go for. Others argue that fashion in the Hip Hop world is unique, and there is no problem with it. Bottom line is most of, if not all of us, have taken a gander at some of the hottest Hip Hop/Rap stars out there and said "but... WHY?" Or we use the line made famous by Ed Lova "C'MON SON!" Hip Hop/Rap artists have had interesting ways of expressing themselves through their clothing.
& there were numerous occasions where people questioned the appearance of rappers.
For instance, rewind your minds to 2001, Video Music Awards... a rapper EXPOSED. All she had on up top were flowers to cover her nipples.
Lil KimA lot argued that of course this was too much exposure, but she looked like she got dressed by a five year old.
Andre 3000This man has made an impact on the Hip Hop world with both his music and his fashion. He is known for wearing things that you wouldn't see normally. Is he simply the most unique and it is just misunderstood or is he the worst dressed?
A lot of people claim that Nicki cannot dress and that she is the 'wannabe Lady Gaga.' Are her outfits her new claim to fame, or are they the worst thing in the game?
What Vogue | Diaspora wants to know is WHAT DO YOU THINK?! Can these rappers just NOT dress, or are they misunderstood?
Storm Says: [side note] When I brought this topic to one of my Voguers and asked them how they felt before creating this post they answered my question with a question of their own. She asked "well.. what do you think?" I would love to tell you all what I think but the point of our discussions is to remain unbiased and fair, we want to see what our viewers think! Although I would love to talk a little mess about fashion in Hip Hop I'll just propose something for you all to think about instead... are people focusing in on only SPECIFIC rappers instead of ALL rappers to base their opinions on fashion in Hip Hop? Are people letting the clothing style of maybe one or two key people effect their outlook on ALL? We must keep that in mind. Now... as a good man named Sean Carter once said... "TALK YO S#*T!"
- Taking Hollywood by STORM