As we move forward into a new decade, SOHH spoke with Rakim, DJ Webstar, Dolla Boy and Tity Boi to find out what was the biggest hip-hop trend over the past ten years.
For rap veteran Rakim, the emergence of T-Pain‘s popular trend-setting auto-tune took over the past decade.
“In hip-hop, as far as music and sound, I think the voice box, auto-tune was like the biggest thing,” Rakim explained. “Really because everybody and they mom’s wanna touch on it so that’s like the white tee shirts. Everybody wearing the white tees so everybody wanted the auto-tune.” (SOHH)
New York’s DJ Webstar felt skinny jeans took over the fashion game.
“I think the biggest trend was a bad trend man,” Webstar explained. “I’m not taking away from nobody, but I think skinny jeans, I mean, everybody was just wearing skinny jeans. I think that was the biggest trend, I don’t think it was a good trend, but I think that was ‘the’ biggest trend. You will never see me in no skinny jeans.” (SOHH)
Playaz Circle‘s Dolla Boy said the biggest trend was popularity in duffle bags.
“The sudden emergence of Gucci and Louis bags,” Dolla Boy explained. “The whole little bag era, like, [bootleggers] took it and ran with it.” (SOHH)
Tity Boi also detailed why the bags were a top trend.
“I know we going to the stores spending $700, $800 on these bags,” Tity Boi added. “Bootleggers made ‘em in 24 hours and had them on the block. I know the bootleggers need to break us off something, 20 percent of something. [laughs] Bootleggers got mansions off those…Them duffle bags though, with them G’s and the Louis’s on ‘em…” (SOHH)
Check out Playaz Circle speaking with SOHH about decade topics below: