High Top Fades Like New Jack City All Over Again
I don’t know if you’ve noticed but the high top fade is making a serious comeback, it’s like we’ve stepped in this weird time machine that’s warped everything back into the 90′s. You have people still dressing like they’re in Mob Deep or Wu Tang. We also have people dressing with bright Nike jump suits, rocking old flights and ACG’s (to name a few), oh yeah… the New Jack City days are amongst us again and soon everybody is going to want to be like Nino Brown or G-Money (Am I my brothers keeper? Laughing).
The NBA which is hugely influenced by the street and it’s culture has seemingly been the advocates pushing this trend that had died but is now back again. Basketball stars like Brandon Jennings (of the Milwaukee Bucks) and JR Smith (of the Denver Nuggets) have rocked those fades for everyone to see when their teams play games live for people to see at home.
I have to say personally this has been en-lighting to see because it brings back so many memories of the past when I grew up in the 90′s watching shows like Martin and In Living Color. From the movie side I could remember Boys In The Hood, New Jack City (of course), Boomerang and yes… Kid N’ Play with all their House Parties. It’s well documented especially in those days Kid’s eraser high top fade was like the ultimate fade of all fades seemingly. His fade was so high it was practically ridiculous (which he had admitted on numerous occasions later down the road).
Although I admire the ball-zy ness of people willing to bring back such an attention grabbing (both good and bad) hair style I myself will not break down and get a high top fade but who’s to know trends have a funny way of pulling you into their title wave of coolness or potential coolness at least.