Simon Says: “All Black Everything!”
Is it just me or is this “all black everything” trend set in motion? There’s been black parties, black concerts, black events and people wearing all black, everywhere. It’s quite interesting to watch people change their wardrobe collection because of rap lyrics.
I didn’t want to get Charlamagne‘d and potentially lose my job because I talked about Jay-Z, but it seems as if “Mr. Marcy Projects“ himself might be the official Simon Says. Simon says, jump and the people jump. Am I right?
Years back, Jay told the world to take their jerseys off and put on a button-up. They did it (and I begged my mom for that $275 Stall & Dean Rucker jersey). Because of Jay-Z, I only wore it twice. ::Laughs::
He told millions of men to get their “grown man” on and some of you guys did it. He drunk Cristal and the sales went up. When he stopped drinking the overly expensive champagne, the bars turned to Ace of Spades for their rescue.
He rides in a Maybach, we all want a Maybach. His girl wears “Christian Louboutin with the four-inch heels” and now almost every woman wants a shoe with a red bottom.
Even his close peers have hopped on the wagon. Peep his lyrics:
“This is Roc Nation/Pledge your allegiance/Get y’all fatigues on/All black everything/Black cards, black cars/ All black everything/And our girls are blackbirds…” - Jay-Z, “Run This Town”
“I might wear all black for four years straight, I might bring back Versace shades…” – Jay-Z, “D.O.A.”
Is it safe to say that a huge population of us follow trends that are set in place by Jay-Z? Is urban style being controlled by Simon Says? Think about it. Is music really that powerful? Does Simon have too much say so? Have you pledged your allegiance without being aware?
Let us know.