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Random question…

Why do some teenage boys wear ball caps with the stickers still on the brim?

Anyone? Is it a gang thing?

Just wondering…


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  1. uppity youngster says:

    It initially started in Atlanta with what is known as the Southern Trap-Hop (variation of hip-hop culture) movement. The stickers stay on the caps to prove they are authentic, official caps. We’re talking about zones 1,2,3,4,6 of Atlanta, where having a brand-name cap speaks to a certain level of resources keeping you out of poverty. There may be some street cred attached to it in the sense that if you can afford them then you’ve been stealing or dealing but that isn’t necessarily the case and would be largely imposed through racist stereotyping outside of the actual neighbourhoods that created the culture.

    1. trashee says:

      Thanks muchly – and welcome!
      Around Ottawa you do see the stickers on the kids in buses that hit some of the sketchy neighbourhoods, but more on the kids from the burbs… guess that pretty much the norm…

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