Tuesday, February 26, 2008

10. Bling

From what I can tell by examining rap videos and the cell phone accesory stores in Flatbush, black people love bling! Not satisfied with simply owning the same pair of Raybans in ten different colors, they decided that flat surfaces were dull and not shiny enough.

"This gold chain is nice, but it lacks luster! IT NEEDS PIZAZZ!"

and bam! The bling culture was born. Now you can put gemstones (real or stickered depending on your financial status) on everything you own. From the shoelaces of your Jordans to the Frosted Flakes cereal box you just emptied out.

Much like the 80's craze of bedazzling everything in your closet, black kids can spend hours a day just looking for things to "bling out". And why not? Nothing says how highly priced your shit is like slapping $1000 worth of gemstones on it!

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