I am absolutely loving the transition of hip-hop music and culture. I've always been a big fan of hip-hop music for its creativity, originality and its "anything is possible" attitude.
Love it or hate it, hip-hop has always been very influential and has always had a strong impact on youth culture, specifically on the way young people dress. So now that rappers are rhyming about Martin Margiela ("ain't nobody fresher, I'm in Maison, uh, Martin Margiela" -Jay-z in "Run This Town") and wearing high-end fashion brands like Tom Ford and Calvin Klein Collection (see picture below), we are seeing more and more people wanting to dress-up and wear clothing that is slimmer, more tailored and more fashion-forward.
Photo via GQ.com
This transition, which is due in large part to the genius and influence of Kanye West, is producing a whole different type of music video, like the one below, which is part short film, part work of art, and part runway show.
Watch the video HERE (it wouldn't allow me to embed it directly onto my blog).
If you're wondering, my favorite look is Common's (the third rapper on the track). Check out those shoes! Those ain't no Air Force One's.
Yours in style, DT aka SB