Defined by its unmistakable beats, emotional lyrics, and unique singing style, hip-hop has earned its place as one of the most influential music genres of the modern day. Founded in The Bronx during the 1970s, it has evolved from a music genre into an entire culture and lifestyle that has reached all corners of the world. This infectious art form’s notable urban style, signature sounds and storytelling lyrics are adored by people of all ages. With so much diversity, it can be a challenging to task to find an appropriate gift for the rap fanatic in your life. Here, we’ve gathered a few ideas to help you choose the best hip-hop gift for that rap-loving special someone.
For the vaping hip-hop fan in your life, you can purchase the Mighty Vaporizer by Storz & Bickel. Once upon a time, posters, album art and music videos were all flooded by rappers with cigarettes hanging from their mouths. As we’ve become more aware of smoking’s health impacts, it’s no surprise that people are turning to a healthier alternative – vaping. The vaporizer – with its endless flavor options – has become a popular gift for many, especially those who enjoy the hip-hop scene.
Look at any rap star and you’ll see no lack of jewelry. Most hip-hop artists love expressive jewels and symbolic accessories. So many rap songs tell a story of flaunting power and money, and there’s no better way to show that off than with chunky chains, ravishing rings and big bracelets that scream fortune and fancy. Even better – if you’ve got the cash to splash – why not customize your hip-hop fanatic loved one’s jewelry? You can have their name engraved onto any piece.
Check your special someone’s social media profiles – who do they follow? Look at their music collection and see which rap artists you find, or have a sneaky conversation with them about their favorite rappers. What clothes do these artists wear? What’s their style? Get inspiration from what information you have available in plain sight, and search for similar clothing and accessories. Does your special someone’s favorite hip-hop stars wear big hoodies, sports jerseys, or even suits? What’s their signature look? A bandana? A leather or denim jacket? A particular brand of sneaker? Look online or in your local fashion stores and try to find similar items that are in the style of these artists, and you can’t go wrong.
Memorabilia and Merchandise
As mentioned before, find out who your loved one’s biggest influences are by snooping around and casually chatting with them about hip-hop. Even if their favorites are throwbacks, find out where the stars of 80’s and 90’s hip hop are and if they are involved in any merchandising endeavors you can shop from. Every single artist is almost guaranteed to have their own line of merchandise and memorabilia. And there’s no greater gift for a fan than their favorite artists’ merch. You can choose from t-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts and sweatpants, and even socks. It’s not just about clothing either – you can buy all kinds of merchandised items. Think cups, posters, books, drinks coasters, and if you really want to make your special someone scream, there’s always signed merch and memorabilia.