Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five (1978)
Sugarhill Gang (1979)
Run DMC (1981)
Public Enemy (1982) Rapper Flavor Flav was well-known for sporting an oversized clock chain
2 Pac Shakur's signature look was his head bandana knotted in the front
Notorious B.I.G sported some classic sweaters, a trend that Drake seems to be continuing to this day
Ice T and Ice Cube
Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg & N.W.A
Salt 'n' Pepa rock their denim and leather outfits
The Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff rocked their colorful jump suits and lettermans jackets
Wu Tang Clan
Method Man stuck to classic looks accesorizing with a do-rag, baseball hats and bandanas.
LL Cool J loved his Kangol hat
Even in his early career, Jay Z always kept things simple
Eminem stuck to the athletic labels and wifebeaters
50 Cent used to rock a du-rag pretty often back in the day, and he was also loyal to his G-Unit brand
Check out a collection of photos of some of the classic fashion trends birthed out of Hip Hop.
In the past thirty or so years, the Hip Hop genre has made its way through so many transformations, crossing over all different elements of culture. During its emerging popularity, rappers and artists in the community began to influence a lot more than just the music world. Fashion became a huge part of the hip hop scene, influencing and inspiring trends on a mass scale.
From Nike sneakers and baggie jeans to Kangol hats and carrying boom boxes, rappers were starting to call the shots and make the trends. But just like so many things in life, with time, the trends faded and new ones replaced them. So, we wanted to take you back to the beginning and show you where it all started.
Enjoy our list of throwback fashion trends in hip hop!