Apparently the hipster designation is strictly a non-black territory. But as you know black people heed no limits when it comes to breaking into that arena and perhaps, wearing it even a little bit better. I think that Kanye West is the prime person who wears this style right. Upon discovery, of this style a statement was made: hence the embodying of the fashion by the black person has come to be know as “Blipster”- in refrence to New York Times. To tell you the truth, the article was quite offensive. It took the ignorant tone of “WHAT? A black person ordered sushi at the restaurant today and not chicken!” Written from a point that possessed a thick assumption and designation of what makes a black person. We all love chicken so why would we try sushi??
Here is my backlash to the assumption: So you say you are the real hippie. Real hippies lived the lifestyle, protests and all. You are just a remnant of what was once real. Accept it and let it just be style. It is no longer in it’s pure form so who says there is a copyright on the hippster image?? Black people can wear that too! Get real.
The Assimilated Negro really indulged in a sarcastic lyrical piece that should wake the shame of that writer. The greater disappointment , to me, was the fact that the NY Times itself could pass on such cheap shots and allow them to run on their paper. Jessica Pressler, the writer/trash talker of the article , went the extra mile to define that the “Blipster” likes rock and therefore, is impersonation the white man. Hey whose impersonating Hendrix?? Is this not the same as crowing black people into a category equivalent to the derogatory “wigga”. You be the judge. Black hipsters have their own support at Afropunk. Big up to diversity.
Anyhow, black people rock it when we want it and guarantee, we do it well:
Afropunk tell them:
Kanye West show them how it’s done:
Glenn Staley and Kyle Mingo go beyond the cliched rapper style and recreate something new.
Kidz in the Hall. Hippster is hip hoppin’
The Knux are the new cool kids: