want a girl with extensions in her hair
Bamboo earrings at least two pair....
Lets hear it for the girl she's from around
LL COOL J. - Around the Way Girl
c. 1994 (Mama Said Knock You Out)
know they were the things back in the
day- no matter who you were. Honey down
the street or homegirl next door, we rocked
them hard. As Hip Hop took to the streets
even harder in the 90's, it was inevitable
for fashion not to emulate the music.
This proved especially correct when considering
the music of late 80's, early 90's. The
sounds related to the struggle to survive
and told the fated story of so many. It
gave hope through words that made a strong
impact and realistic lyrical flows uncovering
truths that you didn't have to experience
to feel inside of you.
streets were listening, almost to a point
of excess. Everyday life would strive
to emulate those of rappers and singers
down to the smallest detail as a means
of rebellion from the stereotype. By keeping
their pulse to a culture that was
their own--- for survival's sake within
this entire harsh world that wanted to
break down anything that was considered
by rappers, singers, and other stars,
street fashion became more imperative
to having the look. Big chains, big necklaces,
and other larger than life jewelry and
tight clothing concepts became their trademark-their
statement. For a little bit of money,
you owned the hood and the hood laid at
your feet. Varying differences became
apparent as the trend advanced. Sizes
and styles got even more complex ranging
from a heart shape to "door-knocker"
bamboos - Of course, with the name in
the middle so everyone knew who you were,
walking down the street, decked out in
can still be the tightest girl on the
block, finding these "hood classics"
today on the streets. Styled exactly the
same as before the only real difference
is the price and the level of intricacy
in the design. Worn with anything and
still looking good with everything, Bamboos
are sold in even more varieties- including
the same ol'heart-shaped and "door-knocker"
style and can be found, very likely, at
a jewelry store near you.
just gotta be willing to travel back in