Top Hip Hop Hairstyles

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The spirit of Hip Hop has always been anchored in originality and self expression. In this gallery, we take a trip down memory lane to look back at some of the most memorable hairstyles that helped shape Hip Hop culture as we know it today.

Feel free to leave comments on your memories associated with these trends!

Locks/ Dread Locks

2008 VH1 Hip Hop Honors – Arrivals

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KRS-ONE

This Hip Hop patriarch, it seems has been around since the inception of Hip Hop. Also known as the Teacher, there’s no wonder why this Hip Hop purist chooses to sticks to his roots by rocking his locks.

The Afro

KRS-One & Buckshot “Survival Skills” Album Listening Party

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Pharoahe Monch

Although The Afro was a popular hairstyle from the 70s, several rappers began rocking a “fro” once the popular hairstyle made resurgence during the 90’s era of Hip Hop, sometimes accompanied by a Black Power (Fist)  hair pick.

Blonde Wig

Sziget Festival 2014 – Day 7

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Andre 3000

This A-T-Alien  is accustomed to breaking the mold when it comes to hair and fashion in Hip Hop. Borrowing trends from rock stars Rick James and Jimmy Hendricks,  Andre 3000 seems to have found a cool median only he can pull off.

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