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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicRap and Hip-Hop · 2 months ago

Why do rappers like shiny things? shiny rims, necklaces, shoes, hats, cars, etcetera?

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  • Wokaz
    Lv 6
    2 months ago
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    After centuries of slavery and ongoing poverty, rappers want their personal image to reflect how far they've come in life by flaunting the wealth they are now able to possess.

    Kendrick Lamar highlights this on his song Vanity Slaves:

    "I said the 400 years we never had nothing

    Barely had clothes on our back

    Is the reason why when we get a little bit of change

    We over exaggerate on our living expenses"

  • 4 weeks ago

    There are a variety of reasons some rappers display those things. It's not good policy to put everyone in the same category. You don't know that all rappers exhibit all of those things you named.

  • 2 months ago

    Its a black thing, white people dont get it

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    who dosent?.............

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  • 2 months ago

    Society makes people feel And think  that having material things makes a person and without they are NOTHING. To flash they have to show people that they are on top 

  • Mr.412
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Because hip hop was created as a form of expression. The shiny clothes are an expression of themselves. 

    Hip hop was also created by the chosen people of the Bible. In 1st Peter 2:9 it says “But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:“  

    Shiny and bright clothes aren’t just an expression but also a call to bring light to a dark and twisted world. 

  • i guess,it's the common thought of all rappers that if u rich,u gotta show u are rich.

    it's kindda like there dress code.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    They wear it even if they don't like it because according to them if you wanna be rapper you need to wear all these things. They think it's their uniform 

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