Rap lyrics that sound like they’re rattling off the Fashion Month schedule are pretty much par for the course, and this trend can be traced all the way back to the beginnings of the genre. Lately, though, the caliber of the designers mentioned — and the frequency with which they’re mentioned — seems to be at an all-time high.
We decided to take a look back at some of rap’s most well known fashion name-drops over the years (with a little help from the boys from Rap Genius), from the requisite Versace shout-outs of the past, to the more recent inclusion of greats like Alexander McQueen and Isabel Marant. Read on to see the evolution–we bet that we’ll have you singing along by the end.
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This information might come as a surprise to the folks over at Vogue Italia, but rappers have been vocal about their love for high-end fashion labels for years.
And the love affair continues. On Nicki Minaj’s latest album, Pink Friday 2: Roman Reloaded the bewigged rapstress shouts out Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour:
When I’m sitting with Anna, I’m really sitting with Anna / Ain’t a metaphor punchline, I’m really sitting with Anna / Front row at Oscar de la Renta, posture / Ain’t a b*tch that could do it, not even my imposter
And even more recently, fashion fanatic Kanye West boasted about his fashion exploits on his new track “Theraflu”, from dinner with Anna Wintour to racing go karts with Anja Rubik:
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