Hair Freaks: Hip Hop Hair Freaks
Some people are ‘different’ enough in the hair department that they’re referred to as “that girl with the hair,” a phrase that has been used to describe me a few times. Hair freaks, myself included, can be found in every niche of society, but in this post I’ll just be focusing on Hip-Hoppers. Note: I left out anyone with that West Coast ‘pimp’ hair, so Snoop, Ice-T, and their corkscrew-curled brethren will be absent here.
Lots of people had flat-tops back then but Kwame with his streak and Kid with his aerodynamics were both notable. I had big crushes on each of them at some point (and Play, too).
Elephant Man isn’t Hip-Hop, but what is going on here?
I loved this pickaninny. The fact that the same white people who used to buy ODB albums with a straight face are now paranoid about using ‘nappy’ or the ‘n-word’ shows that these are trying times we live in.
Krs-One has had dreads for like 10 years. Why don’t they grow? Is he cutting them or something?
The little lightskinned huge afro-dude to the left was in the background of every Hip-Hop video in the 90’s, a fact that The Roots spoofed in their video “What They Do.” I still don’t know who he is.
They do what they wanna do, say what they wanna say…remember that MC Hammer backup dancer with that pointy-gelled business? It was like the ultimate scrunch wave. I got this from the video for that Addams Family song.
Let me know if I left anyone out…