Hip-hop was huge in the late 80s & early 90s. If you’re a vanilla-coloured dude, Robert Van Winkle (a.k.a. Vanilla Ice) made it A-OK for you to rhyme. Then The Offspring (Pretty Fly for a White Guy) kinda ruined it for you in 1998, but you’d already had a pretty good run by then.
Costume-wise, it was really all about the crazy pants & the bling.
Shakespeare? He had nothin’ :
Dance, go rush the speaker that booms
I’m killing your brain like a poisonous mushroom
Deadly, when I play a dope melody
Anything less than the best is a felony
Still need more? Check out this useful lyrical cheat-sheet to what the hell it was Ice was on about.
Word to yo mother.