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PostSubject: are rims and bling a thing of the past?   Mon 28 Sep 2009, 2:09 am

Somebody posted this article in the amazon forums, and I thought it was a decent read. Do you think its possible for rims and bling to leave hip hop entirely?

http://www.cnn.com/2009/SHOWBIZ/Music/09/23/common.obama.hip.hop/index.html
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PostSubject: Re: are rims and bling a thing of the past?   Mon 28 Sep 2009, 10:39 am

I don't understand why Common thinks that Obama is making this a thing of the past, he hasn't even been in office a year, and I don't think one of his priorities is to get rid of bling and rims......

anyways yea, I don't know if its my location but when I was younger everyone was big on having nice rims and some watches and chains. As for now, even if I had a car, I'm not really wanting to throw some 24's on a mustang or an accord.. its looks stupid when I see a 4 door sedan riding on some huge as tires just so they can fit 24's on em.
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PostSubject: Re: are rims and bling a thing of the past?   Mon 28 Sep 2009, 11:25 am

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I don't understand why Common thinks that Obama is making this a thing of the past, he hasn't even been in office a year, and I don't think one of his priorities is to get rid of bling and rims......

anyways yea, I don't know if its my location but when I was younger everyone was big on having nice rims and some watches and chains. As for now, even if I had a car, I'm not really wanting to throw some 24's on a mustang or an accord.. it looks stupid when I see a 4 door sedan riding on some huge as tires just so they can fit 24's on em.

We agree here. When I lived in Alabama, one of my neighbors had an Astro van with huge rims. I thought it was the gayest shit ever.

Maybe I'm some sort of old school homophobe or something, but I always thought jewelry was for women and that the males who obsessed over it were gay. I've softened this stance over the years when it comes to my view of others, but I still don't go near it (I don't even wear my wedding ring). The most you might see me rock is a rubber band. Before I cut the dreadlocks (bad idea...I miss 'em lol), I used to wrap an elastic band around my wrist to pull them back whenever I needed to.

As far as rims go, I can understand that somewhat. Hobbyists and other auto lovers usually use them to enhance the look of their cars (I like black rims quite a bit -- I'm a hobbyist), but these cats with their cars 20 feet (exaggeration?) off the ground just so they can fit rims on their car look like fools to me. They'd be better served by throwing a few stacks in the fireplace to keep their homes heated. That's what they're doing with their money anyway.

Oh, and Common has officially lost his mind...
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PostSubject: Re: are rims and bling a thing of the past?   Mon 28 Sep 2009, 11:38 am

"Maybe I'm some sort of old school homophobe or something, but I always thought jewelry was for women and that the males who obsessed over it were gay. "

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PostSubject: Re: are rims and bling a thing of the past?   Mon 28 Sep 2009, 3:50 pm

I just spent 2 months in Lauderdale, and rims and bling are alive and well down there.

Especially the small cars with big ass tires.
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PostSubject: Re: are rims and bling a thing of the past?   Mon 28 Sep 2009, 4:13 pm

"Especially the small cars with big ass tires."

Check out DMAC's whip.....craazy shit...

http://www.darrenmcfadden.org/car.php


as far as jewelry..in moderation...
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PostSubject: Re: are rims and bling a thing of the past?   Mon 28 Sep 2009, 4:42 pm

Naw, I dont think it'll ever go outta style. Foos are still rockin' Dayton's
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PostSubject: Re: are rims and bling a thing of the past?   Mon 28 Sep 2009, 7:48 pm

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"Especially the small cars with big ass tires."

Check out DMAC's whip.....craazy shit...

http://www.darrenmcfadden.org/car.php


as far as jewelry..in moderation...

Cars like that make me shake my head every time I see them, looks so stupid.
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PostSubject: Re: are rims and bling a thing of the past?   Mon 28 Sep 2009, 7:49 pm

Yeah that car looks ridiculous. Darren would rock something like that. smh
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PostSubject: Re: are rims and bling a thing of the past?   Mon 28 Sep 2009, 8:48 pm

I don't mind men in jewelery as long as it isn't too much. I don't see anything wrong with a understated necklace, watch a ring, and/or a bracelet, but when they have on 5 chains, a bunch of rings, all so incrusted with diamonds that it doesn't make sense, then that's stupid. I don't see anything wrong with hooking up a car, but DMAC's car was wack.

I have a cousin who bought a watch that was incrusted with diamonds. He asked my opinion on it, and I said "This is a watch, right? How come I can't tell time with it? Isn't that the point of having a watch?" He said "I know, huh, but don't it look clean tho?" I shook my head. That fool makes me tired sometimes No

I guess what I'm saying is as long as the "bling" isn't over the top, then I'm cool with it. There's a method to the madness. Most of these folks are just mad with it.
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PostSubject: Re: are rims and bling a thing of the past?   Mon 28 Sep 2009, 8:55 pm

rims and bling are a thing of the past because of the recession. rappers want to appeal to people and people dont have money lol
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PostSubject: Re: are rims and bling a thing of the past?   Mon 28 Sep 2009, 10:21 pm

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rims and bling are a thing of the past because of the recession. rappers want to appeal to people and people dont have money lol

True, people don't have any money, but regardless of the economic situation, folks still get that money by selling drugs. So would rims and bling still be around, maybe a part of the drug culture instead of overall culture?
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PostSubject: Re: are rims and bling a thing of the past?   Tue 29 Sep 2009, 10:09 am

advertising your "apparent" wealth will never die...been like that across cultures/races for centuries...

Rims...when done right are on point...In certain cases-they make the car...i would call myself a supporter of tasteful rims..


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PostSubject: Re: are rims and bling a thing of the past?   Tue 29 Sep 2009, 10:12 am

acrid.one wrote:
advertising your "apparent" wealth will never die...been like that across cultures/races for centuries...

Rims...when done right are on point...In certain cases-they make the car...i would call myself a supporter of tasteful rims..


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I agree...I just hate when it just becomes about the rims for a social status or symbol instead of a hobby or pride in your car. I mean we have all seen average to way below average shape cars/trucks with rims on them. I mean the paint job and window is cracked but they riding spinna's?? GTFOH!
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PostSubject: Re: are rims and bling a thing of the past?   Tue 29 Sep 2009, 10:35 am

Ive seen Minivans(yeah, plural) with hubcap spinners....try not to laugh when u see some shit like that..i dare you Razz

oh yeah, for sure...when the rims are the only thing going for the car (a subpar car at that)-i would call that "tasteless"..

..I'd like to think that the majority of rim owners do it for the pride in their car.....??????
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PostSubject: Re: are rims and bling a thing of the past?   Tue 29 Sep 2009, 11:57 am

Most people I see with rims on their cars are teenagers, or mid 20 something white kids who watch way too much BET

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PostSubject: Re: are rims and bling a thing of the past?   Wed 30 Sep 2009, 12:35 am

No it is merely in a recession like the rest of our economy.
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PostSubject: Re: are rims and bling a thing of the past?   Wed 30 Sep 2009, 6:29 am

acrid.one wrote:
Ive seen Minivans(yeah, plural) with hubcap spinners....try not to laugh when u see some shit like that..i dare you Razz

oh yeah, for sure...when the rims are the only thing going for the car (a subpar car at that)-i would call that "tasteless"..

..I'd like to think that the majority of rim owners do it for the pride in their car.....??????

LMAO @ hubcap spinners on a minivan. I've seen that so many times. Tasteless = rims on a Gremlin or something horrible like that. If I had the money, I'd put some rims on my Subaru, but they'll be alluminum alloy rims, not chrome spinners. They would fit the original wheel size as well. Spinners on a car that doesn't command it through its appearence = BAD.

I want something like this on my car, but in aluminum alloy:
http://www.thewheelconnection.com/showpicture.php?brand=Konig&name=Helium&finish=Silver
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PostSubject: Re: are rims and bling a thing of the past?   Wed 30 Sep 2009, 12:21 pm

acrid.one wrote:
Ive seen Minivans(yeah, plural) with hubcap spinners....try not to laugh when u see some shit like that..i dare you Razz

lmao...true

I openly laugh at anyone I see doing that. It's hilarious.
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PostSubject: Re: are rims and bling a thing of the past?   Wed 30 Sep 2009, 10:07 pm

It's bad when the rims are worth more than the car.
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