It seems now a days Hip Hop and High Fashion seem to go hand and hand. Some of the industry Top Emcees are seen at Fashion shows and wearing some huge name brands. There was a time when you couldn't even imagine a rapper being endorsed by someone in the High Fashion industry. Rappers like Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick and Dana Dane had always dressed fly but it wasn't until the Mid-90's when a certain overweight rapper decided to put some of the world's most popular fashion lines in his rhymes that we truely saw the connection begin to florish. Biggie is one of Hip Hop Pioneering Emcee's when it comes to High Fashion and Rap. Pac also got love in that area and even claimed that he put Biggie on to it. All and All the sister and Heir to the Versace empire took time to show Biggie some love in this interview about how he brought the Versace brand to a whole new generation and audience. She even talked about kickin it with Big in Paris, "Niggas In Paris" anyone?, lol. Here's the interview. Also, Crystal, Timbaland and Tommy Hilfiger should of taken notes and embraced rappers shouting them out instead of talking ish:
"I think Biggie was amazing. He came to my shows in Paris many times, and we'd see each other often. He always used to talk so nicely about my family. I think he was so smart, so intelligent. He had such a mind. So I loved what he was doing and how he was giving people a way to know about Versace--I do think he was giving people a way to know about Versace--I do think a lot of people started to know about Versace because of him."
"I Put Hoes in NY on that DKNY, Miami, D.C. perfer Versace, All Philly Hoes wear that Machino, every cutie with a bootie brought a coogi" - Biggie
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