The Most Name-Dropped Fashion Designers In Hip Hop
While tons of people might jump directly to Kanye West when they think of hip hop's connection to fashion, the rapper-turned-designer isn't the only music industry mega-hitter with a major interest in the fashion industry. In case you didn't already know, hip hop artists are naming designers in their music, strengthening the link between the two mediums. To prove it, Macy's new website, M, created an infographic of the most name-dropped fashion brands in hip hop.
Many hip hop artists have become immersed in the fashion industry, from Jay-Z and Diddy to Nicki Minaj and Rick Ross. Other artists like Drake have even described the wardrobe of their ideal woman in songs like "Fancy." Of course, the connection between rappers and designer threads isn't anything new. Hip hop lovers know that these two go hand in hand and have been connected as far back as the '90s with Notorious B.I.G's mention of Moschino in "Hypnotize." According to this infographic, however, the link between the two industries is only strengthening.
Per Macy's website, M, several brands and designers come out on top in the hip hop industry. So what are the top most-mentioned designers by rappers?
7. Louis Vuitton
"I'm some ghetto chic, I'm where the hood and high fashion meet/Oooh wee I'm like the camouflage Louis" — Jay-Z, "Jockin' Jay-Z"
"Terrorize your city, from the spliff committee, kick ass till both Timberlands turn sh*ty." — LL Cool J, "4 3 2 1"
"My Adidas walked through concert doors and roamed all over coliseum floors" — Run DMC, "My Adidas"
"Versace, Versace, Medusa on my head like I'm iluminati" — Migos, "Versace"
"So if the devil wear Prada, Adam Eve wear Nada, I'm in between, but way more fresher." — Kanye West, "Can't Tell Me Nothing"
"And the Nikes on my feet keep my cypher complete Nike nike nike nike nike nike nike nike nikes" — Mac Miller, "Nikes On My Feet"
"And we stunting like Gucci Gucci, Louis Louis, Fendi Fendi, Prada, Basic bitches wear that shit so I don't even bother" — Kreayshawn, "Gucci Gucci"
Head over to M to read the entire list and see other fascinating statistics about hip hop and fashion.