The Vintage Frames Company and DJ Jazzy Jeff Trace the History of Eyewear in Hip-Hop

To many in the formative years of hip-hop, keeping up with your eyewear game was just as important

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To many in the formative years of hip-hop, keeping up with your eyewear game was just as important as the rest of the outfit. While the importance of carrying a rare pair of frames might have simmered down in comparison, a market still holds for those with an affinity for deadstock Cazals and other rarities. Rick Ross et al are such candidates spearheading the trend, while to delve deeper into the origins, seminal hip-hop figure DJ Jazzy Jeff would be the go-to guy. Here, Jazzy Jeff sits down with The Vintage Frames Company and shares his own connection with the subculture and its history with hip-hop, before sharing stories on the trademark frames he wore for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

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