The History Of Eyewear In Hip-Hop With Questlove (Video)






Questlove of The Roots is the essence of what it means to be hip-hop. So it would only be right to have him take us on a historical journey of vintage eye wear in the urban music culture.


In his own perspective, Questlove gives a detailed timeline of the famous glasses brand Cazal.


Growing up in a certain part of Philly, the drummer did not have the luxury to rock such elite accessories until later on in life.


From his stand point, artists influenced Philly fashion. In fact, he speaks of two particular sunglasses he remembered people rocking in the City of Brotherly Love. He recalls people heading over to Jewelers' Row, the diamond district in Philly, to snag fancy eye wear and jewelry. Those who were more fortunate, traveled to the suburbs where the mall had custom brands like Gucci and Louis Vuitton. Then there were those who went all the way out to Atlantic City to get their gear. Once Philly got hip to the urban fashion, the accessories became more accessible downtown.


He salutes iconic figures that made eye wear hot. One was MC Hammer who represented the West Coast Cazals. Then there was Darryl McDaniels of Run DMC who made glasses cool for the East Coast. We also can't forget Mars Blackman , the character played by Spike Lee "In She's Gotta Have It," for launching the rise of the tinted Cazals.


Now, enjoy this brief history lesson:



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Comment by keith davis on April 18, 2013 at 3:28pm
questlove just blatenly disrespected mac dre.....mac dre was the first rapper that made "stunna " shades hot.... everybody started wearing shades after that



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