Contrary to what some people think, hip hop is not merely a form of music, but an entire culture. A culture comes with, or develops, its own music, attitudes, traditions, and particularly, clothing. The beauty of hip hop is that, even though it started out as pretty exclusive for the African-American population, it has become a shared culture.
This has had a huge impact on the fashion world. 20 years ago, when this fasion was still relatively new, you would not have seen any one but young African-Americans and city kids sporting hip clothing, today it is not uncommon to see virtually anyone wearing fashion considered to be trendy. Businessmen pair suit coats, jeans, and sneakers; women don brightly-colored track suits to do their grocery shopping.
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