Eric Lynn Wright is Eazy-E, a member of the rap group NWA straight outta Compton and known as the Godfather of Gangsta Rap. He’s also known for his beef with mate Dr. Dre and producer Suge Knight.
Formed in the 1980s, Run-D.M.C. is one of the most influential hip hop groups, being the first of the genre to earn a platinum release on their album. The rap group consists of Run, DMC, and Jam Master Jay who got the shaft when it came to naming the group.
On the Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem asks for the real Slim Shady to please stand up. All it really takes is hair bleach and a white tee to start imitating.
Nicki Minaj is a songwriter and rapper known as much for her bubblegum outfits and music videos as her chart-topping singles.
Pharrell Williams is best known for his involvement with The Neptunes and N.E.R.D. but is also well known for his collaboration with other musicians like Daft Punk, Robin Thicke, and Gwen Stefani. He’s also into fashion and made a statement during the 2014 Grammys with his homage to Canadian mounties.
Try as he might to make a new name for himself, Robert Van Winkle, better known as Vanilla Ice, will always be remembered for such classics as “Ice Ice Baby” and “Ninja Rap.” While the rapper now dresses like a member of Limp Biscuit, it’s his hi-top haircut and harem pants of the ’80s that make his costume fun to imitate.
Hip-hop pioneer, Flavor Flav has stayed true to his style despite adding reality television star and restaurateur to his resume. Combining lots of “bling” with a giant clock necklace, copying Flavor’s style probably won’t score you a model like Brigitte Nielsen but it will have people asking you for the time.