Kanye West: Hip Hop Glasses


The term “geek-chic” has recently become somewhat of an everyday term lately.  Our guess of how this came to be? More and more cool famous people have been wearing items that are normally considered to be “geeky” and by that, they turn the whole preconceived notion around and make it chic.

A good example of this is how the hip hop world has taken to wearing geek chic glasses aka ‘hip hop’ glasses. Platinum artists like Jay-Z and Kanye West are just who you can spot wearing big, bold frames during their concerts, while out in public and even in their music videos.

In the hip hop world, not only is your talent judged on your ability to rhyme with speed and make sense at the same time but a lot of points go towards how you execute your natural ability.

Being able to execute with skill and real style will get you far which is proven true with Forbes.com releasing the list of Top Hip Hop Earners of 2012. You’ll find Jay-Z ranking at #3 with $38 million and Kanye West right behind him in the #4 spot with $35 million.

The pair, along with a lot of other renown rappers, are known for wearing ‘hip hop’ glasses and rocking them with confidence. Just another great thing proven about glasses: they will transform to the style of the person wearing them and not the other way around.

With Kanye West making runway headlines for his own clothing line aptly named Kanye West, it’s clear that he is a major trend setter in today’s fashion world. Kanye West’s glasses style is also a force to be reckoned with. You can spot him wearing anything from round frames with a key hole feature to black, bold teardrop shaped frames. Kanye definitely knows his glasses style which mirrors his personality – big and bold and in your face.

Check out top hip hop artists and their hip hop glasses style:

Jay Z




Wiz Khalifa

Mos Def


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