As the most influential music genre, hip-hop music has touched countless lives around the world. Founded in The Bronx during the 1970s, the art form has evolved into a culture expressive of lyricism, urban style, infectious melodies and diversity —and people of all ages have a deep appreciation of it.
This holiday season gift the hip-hop lover in your life something more personal than a gift card for music —make the music a part of their everyday lives. Below we’ve found some of the best gifts for the hip-hop lover in your life.
October’s Very Own “Welcome October” Hoodie
October’s Very Own is Drake’s clothing company started in his hometown of Toronto. This cozy sweater will instantly make you feel like you’ve snuggled close to the heartthrob…. or at least we hope it would.
Published in 2016 by Britain’s DJ Semtex, this photo book takes a comprehensive look at the history of rap music from its origins to present day. It features quotes, facts and never-before-seen photos of some of the greatest leaders of the music genre.
In addition to their “If You Give a Moose a Muffin” books, include this hip-hop book on a child’s gift list. As its description notes, the “Hip-Hop Alphabet” uses the twenty-six letters of the alphabet to educate kids about classic icons (LL Cool J, the Beastie Boys, and Jay-Z), as well as essential elements of the music and culture (DJs, microphones, and vinyl).
For the recent graduate or family member who hosts all the summer barbecues, we highly suggest this portable JBL boombox. Aside from exceptional sound quality, it’s waterproof and lightweight to move from party to party.
This highly-rated turntable will play records and allow the little ones to learn how to scratch. With a 3-speed functionality, it’s also quipped with Bluetooth to simply play music off your phone or computer.
As the unofficial shoe of the winter, anyone who knows hip-hop knows Timberland’s are a must-have. While the brand has a diverse range of casual options, gift the authentic hip-hop lover these 6-inch beauties in purple velvet.