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Ever since I got that blipster blog rant, many of you wrote to me and encouraged me to continue bringing out unique black fashionistas out on the streets. I will keep my promise by continuosly exposing unique styles on here. I actually laugh now that I think a famous newspaper could coin the term Blipster and sit there looking all smug. My reaction, “what were they thinking, we owned it since day one”!

Photo credit: James Mountford

Photo credit: James Mountford

Then I saw a black fella on a bike today and he had that whole look downpact but the thing that got me the most was his bike. It made me reminisce like I’d lived the 60’s when infact, I hadn’t!

bikeLastly, a full shot of

Photo Credit: James Mountford

Photo Credit: James Mountford

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The Rise of the Black Hipster

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: 

Those other hippies can never grow a fro like that so they wear fake wigs. Whose copying who now???

Those other hippies can never grow a fro like that so they wear fake wigs. Whose copying who now???

 

Afro Punk Festival

Afro Punk Festival

Kanye West show them how it’s done: 

They don't know how great you wear it.

They don't know how great you wear it.

 

You never show up like a fake blip.

You never show up like a fake blip.

 

That's okay those other hippies can't afford Louis Vuitton.

That's okay those other hippies can't afford Louis Vuitton.

 

Glenn Staley and Kyle Mingo go beyond the cliched rapper style and recreate something new.

Glenn Staley and Kyle Mingo take hip hop and mix it to create a great twist. Call us "blipsters" but we recreate fabric.

Glenn Staley and Kyle Mingo take hip hop and mix it to create a great twist. Call us "blipsters" but we recreate fabric.

 

Kidz in the Hall. Hippster is hip hoppin’

Hippster-Hop with style

Hippster-Hop with style

 

The Knux are the new cool kids:

Cool Kids can actually play the instrument. Not a photo prop.

Cool Kids can actually play the instrument. Not a photo prop.

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