Who is He?
Born on August 16, 1991, Jeffery Lamar William, known professionally as Young Thug, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Known for his eccentric vocal style and fashion, he is the gender-fluid, surrealist rapper who’s being anointed as hip-hop’s next titan.
What Make him a Fashion Player?
Except his music, young thug has been called “ fashion trendsetter” and some even regard his hip-hop fashion as “Revolutionary.” Wherever he goes, he will set off a fashion trend. Hip-hop fans like to copy his haircut, clothes and even his words. So, what truly make him the fashion player? Let’s discuss together.
1. His words
Young thug has been quite a controversial figure because what he said. In Feb.20, 2018, he tweeted:” I’m changing my name to SEX….,” Thug wrote on Twitter announcing his new rap moniker. Following up with a second tweet, Thug declared, “For now on call me SEX!!!” I guess there is no celebrity who would call her/himself “sex”, which is ridiculous. But to people who follow him, it shows his true nature and that’s why they love him.
“I like everything people say about me – you gay, you a punk, you can’t rap, you’re the hardest”. This was what he said in a interview when he was asked about people’s talking about him wearing dress. And his answer showed that hip-hop does not have always to be a masculine stereotype, but being the true self. It is this sincerity that makes this millennial rapper the object of everyone’s imitation. Now,he has more fans than critics (“People like, ‘Man, you changed my life’ ”) and some even said: “he reminds me of me.”
2. His dressing Style
For a singer, it’s not enough to have a sound – you need a look. Like Taylor Swift, whose short skirts and matching crop tops are an inoffensive uniform primed for the taste of Middle America, or Justin Bieber, dressed in ripped jeans with his underpants exposed and huge T-shirts which attempt to portray the bad-boy recklessness as his lyrics. When it comes to rap and hip-hop, the fashion trend surrounding male performers are well-known: Balmain jeans, hefty jewellery, sneakers and streetwear. And then there’s Young Thug style.
Whatever a sport suit or a dress or a long gown, his style is about fearless self-expression and he looks natural. Despite what his detractors said– “These days y’all niggas got Young Thug” or “Y’all favorite rappers wear skirts “ or even “my favorite rappers used to put motherfuckers in a hearse rapped The Game last year”, his unique style has changed what most people would say about hip-hop singers and everywhere he showed up, he stirs a new fashion trend in dressing. It’s true that he does not dress how society says we think men should, how black men should, or how rappers should – and not everyone is going to agree with that.
3. His jewelry
When talk about young thug style, there is one thing that can’t be ignore, which is his Hip-hop necklace.
From the above pictures, we can see that the tennis chain is definitely a necessity of his every outfit. And one chain is not enough to make you stand out from the crowd and be the focus. The trick is the Mix&Match, which means choosing diamond tennis necklaces with different diameters to go with different clothing. Sometimes even go with different custom name pendant to make you stand out.
For young thug, his wearing hip-hop jewelry is not just to show off his appearance, but to show his recklessness, his self ego, his true nature and his state of mind. which is just like his dressing style, to tell people he is different. KRKC&CO jewelry is exactly designed for people who wanna show themselves and tell the world who they truly are.
Every KRKC’s jewelry has its own designed concept when it is made. For example, tennis chains are designed to show that no matter what a person’s skin color is, he can always be the shining and eye-catching one in the crowd when he puts this chain on. As for the owl pendant, it was designed according to the old saying: as wise as owl. Therefore, it is a symbol of wisdom and prophecy. For people who wear it, this pendant is to show their unique palate and most importantly, their intelligence.
All in all, young thug is named “fashion trendsetter” for his words, his dressing style and his jewelry collection. Language is naturally decided. Unique dressing style takes time, but having a unique jewelry is a minute-by-minute thing. Why not take action now?