A snapback is a baseball cap style hat. The size of the cap is adjustable by a snap on the back. Tupac and N.W.A are the first people I’ve seen wearing a snapback. I’m a little to young to actually know their music, however I studied their history and style. At one point, snapbacks kind of drifted to the side and everybody started rocking fitted caps. Maybe a few years ago, Tyga, Chris Brown and New Boyz brought back snapbacks. The cap has since crossed over to the Hip-Hop industry. I came up with a list of six rappers rocking snapbacks. Peep my list and vote who rocked a snapback the best below:
Earlier in the summer producer/rapper Kanye West was spotted walking across the street in NYC. He was going to get some sushi at posh eatery Lure Fishbar in SoHo. Yeezy was styling on them lames in a limited edition Prada embroidered monkeys t-shirt, with a pair of mustard yellow pants and some all white Balenciaga sneakers. Also Yeezy was wearing a Just DON Dallas Maverick snakeskin cap.
Back in March, Chris Brown was spotted exiting his hotel room in NYC. Breezy was wearing a pair of $150 Air Jordan Retro 3 sneakers, a Polo Ralph Lauren zip hoodie and a Lakers snapback cap. This fall Breezy will be embarking on his United States “F.A.M.E. (Forgiving All My Enemies)” tour with Kelly Rowland, Tyga and T-Pain.
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This past June, music mogul Jay-Z was at the 2011 Glastonbury Festival. He was spotted watching his friend Chris Martin of “Coldplay” perform live. Hova was styling on them lames in a Don C snakeskin Yankee cap, a pair of $270 G-Star “Taylor” denim, a $932 Balmain hoodie, with a pair of $280 Persol sunglasses. Hova topped his outfit off with a pair of classic Timberland boots.
Last year, rapper Big Sean (one of my favorite new rappers) was spotted wearing a $250 BBC Velvet Cross Shirt and a $50 Ti$a Vi$ion vintage San Antonio Spurs snapback cap. Sean’s debut album Finally Famous: The Album is now available in stores and online. It’s rumored that Sean will be an opening act On Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Watch the Throne” tour.
YMCMB rapper Tyga was spotted wearing a $475 BBC Leather Patch Shooting Zip Cardigan at the 10th annual BMI Urban Awards in Los Angeles, CA. Tyga was also wearing a New York Mets snapback cap, along with a pair of matching Converse sneakers. Tyga’s new album Careless World will be out this Fall.
Last month, Theophilus London performed at the AXE Lounge in Southampton, New York. He was styling on them lames in a limited edition The Lovers x Fresh.i.Am GG$ snapback cap and a Leopard Pocket tee made by Appeal. London also rocked a pair of $150 Air Jordan retro 3 sneakers.