Let’s set the scene. The year is 1992. Kris Kross, Dr. Dre, and Arrested Development are a few of the many names that would dominate the rap charts that year. TLC has just made their arrival on the music charts. Mariah Carey is still a newbie, En Vogue and Boyz II Men are the groups to listen to, and Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Prince, and Madonna are still reigning supreme. MTV is at its absolute musical peak, and so is VH1. While at this point BET is nearly a decade old, it’s just now starting to rise through the ranks in terms of its shows and programming.
New Jack Swing is in full effect, being heard in just about every song on urban radio, and fashion trends are starting to transition along with the music.
Enter FUBU. For Us, By Us.