It might sound cliche, but you really had to be there. The 2000s were in a time both in hip hop and fashion. When reflecting on the early oughts and 2000s hip hop style (particularly the time period from 2000 to 2005), it often evokes an emotion of both nostalgia and laughter from hip hop lovers with more questions than answers. Questions like “Why Did We Wear That” and “What Were We Thinking” tend to come up, but there’s also a sense of appreciation. Appreciation that we had brands like FUBU, Sean John, Rocawear, and Baby Phat.
Appreciation that we had the Von Dutch era. Appreciation for putting together some of the outfits we did, even if in hindsight it looks a little chaotic. And since many of these trends were heavily worn by hip hop artists in their music videos and performances, and rapped/sung about in their songs, these fashion trends are also a reminder of some great times in music.
Today we are looking at 20 of the best 2000s hip hop style trends and why we loved (and continue to love them). Enjoy this blast from the past below.
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