What I hate about hip hop

@stinge (808)
United States
October 22, 2008 1:14am CST
Is it fair to blame hip hop for some of these stupid fashion trends that are being worn today? Who knows, but I know I do. But maybe it's not hip hop that I blame, it's more of the stupid pepole that follow and run every fashion trend outta style. Lets take the 1st one that pissed me off. The whole football/baseball/basketball throw back jerseys. Once all the rappers started doing it, every body did it. You had people walking around with the matching hat to go with the matching jersey, and to top it off the ugly matching sneakers with 4-5 different colors in them. I got so sick and tired of seeing people walking around around with any peice of sports wear. It was bad for me, because at the time, I had collected a few football jerseys before the whole hip hop dummies got every one running t the stores to buy one. I got so sick of it that I gave my jerseys to the salvation army. And of course I was happy by the end if the summer, the trend was run out of stlye. Then we have the 2nd thing that pissed me off, other than the whole idea of everyone walking around with a pair of plain white air force ones, which used to be my favorite sneakers. Not just the white ones but all colors. I blame all the stupid people that follow the fashion trend for making me hate these sneakers.I have not worn a pair in 8 yrs. But to get back to my point, I hated the whole white T-shirt thing. I used to wear them because it was easy to just put on a plain white tee and have it match with whatever you wore.I really don't have that big a beef with the white tee's, it's just the fact that people wear them beause it's the hot thing to do. The one thing that I can't stand that I blame hip hop for is the sticker on the baseball cap!. I first saw this in a fat joe video, not sure which on. I remember he had the sticker on his hat. Not too long after it, a few other rappers did it, and now everybody walks around with the stupid sticker on their hats. Why? Because the majority of people that follow hip hop are a bunch of fashion following, ride the bandwagon clowns! The sticker is an advertisement of the company who makes the caps. You peel it off the same way you rip the tags off a pair of jeans wen you buy them. This young 20yr old kid at my job wears a sticker on his hat. I wanted to know why people do it so I asked him. He said he didn't know. It had know real meaning and he was just doing it cause he saw everyone else doing it. Bad enough that he was following the trend, but he actually thinks that's the way the cap is supposed to be worn. He asked me " Am I supposed to take it off?" I said yeah. The one thing that I fu@*ing hate seeing people do is walk around with their pants hanging down to their feet. And it's not just the baggy jeans, there are actually these dummies that do it with the tight jeans as well. Does anyone know how stupid it looks to see themselves walking the street with their legs spread out trying to keep their pants up, with one hand on the front acting as a belt. Why don't people just come outside in their boxers! All the so called people from the hood! what a bunch of d!cks. I know it's a free country and people can wear their clothes how they want, but it's getting too rediculous. The world of hip hop today has the new generation of fans so screwed up right now. And what's with these stupid clowns wearing a hoodie all the time. Everytime a rapper walks onstage to accept an award, they have to be wearing a hood on their head. I see this stupid guy across the street from my gym at the bus stop every day at the same time. He rocks a hoddie over his head with the baseball cap on top of the hoodie turned backwards! Besides the fact that it's turned backwards, he has a baseball cap on top of his hoodie! Are you serious? He can't see how much of a jack@ss he looks like!
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• United States
22 Oct 08
I completely understand what your saying here, but one thing I've tried to understand more is creative expression and some people have expression issues either they were anti-social or didnt get enough attention at home growing up but you get the idea it all stems from some where in their life. I try to be a little be more understanding but i completely understand how ridiculous this looks!
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@shonali (1288)
• India
28 Nov 08
well you cant really blame the music for the way people dress....that is their own personal taste and their perspective... ilove hip hop but dont dress like the hip hoppers though i love wearing loose jeans and t.shirts cos i feel comfortable in them notlike ahip hopper.... so if people want to look at me and tell me that i am actually copying a hip hop style then they are wrong... not every body copies!!
@stinge (808)
• United States
28 Nov 08
It is more of people's personal preference in the way they wear their clothes. I just like to blame everything on hip hop cause I hate the way it has changed over the years..lol. I can't stand the way people copy off of everything they see. For as long as I've been lfollowing hip hop it seems to be the one culture that people imitate the most. That's probably the reason why I can't stand it. Don't get me wrong I grew up on it and still like the music. It's like when everyone was a bulls fan when Jordan was ther. Every body was just riding the band wagon and following behind everyone else. It's the same way in hip hop. I can see the same thing in the rock and roll culture as well. I think the main topic of mu disussion would be that knowone is original. Too many copy cat morons in the streets today.
@ssj3goku (113)
• United States
22 Oct 08
ok a lot of the fashion trends are kind of annoying, but the thing I hate most about hip hop is that they lyrics have lost meaning in the past decade. Back when Tupac and Big L were around songs had structure and design, now it's just some eighteen year old kid making up a dance and getting a million dollars for making it up (soldier boy). The lyrics have just become either stupid or non existent. It annoys me that rappers think that they can only appeal to dance music now. This is proabably at least partially consumer's fault too though. If we would stop buying albums that are full of idiotic lyrics, and say nothing exept how to degrade women then hip hop would be forced to evolve or at least regress back to it's state in the 90's. I used to tell people that I like Rap, and now because of soldier boy and young joc I feel the need to clarify that I like Rap, but only old school.
• United States
22 Oct 08
lol i couldnt agree with you more!! personally the one that bothers me the most is that damn pants halfway down their legs trend. showing their boxers and with a belt that isnt doing a belts job. i also think that there should be a group of ppl, volunteers in abundance im sure, that should roam the malls and general hang outs of these pants offenders. when they encounter said offender they should run up behind them and yank those pants as far up as they will go while yelling for all to hear "PULL YOUR BRITCHES UP BOY!" then proceed to the next offender. LMAO! man i would pay money to see that in the local mall!