For an entire decade, spanning from the mid ’90s to the second half of the ’00s, Hip-Hop style centered on three staples: a fitted cap one size too big, a XL white tee and an even bigger throwback jersey to go over it. Thankfully, the ’90s resurgence making its current return is adopting the trends with a little more refinement. The caps are actually fitted (see: New Era Low Profile caps), the tees don’t quite touch our ankles and as for the jerseys, they’ve probably aged the best as we’ve come into this new generation of rap.

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Of course, no one was influencing the throwback jersey wave harder than the flyest rappers in the game, seen early on guys like Mobb Deep and The Notorious B.I.G. during their debuts — R.I.P. to Biggie and Prodigy, respectively — and continued on during the flashy era of Dipset, G-Unit and the diamond-rocking Roc-A-Fella crew. Even now, Tyga found time to show love to Kobe in the visuals for his latest top ten Hot 100 single – more on that later.

If you need to update your closet with some classic throwback jerseys, let these 10 rap videos guide you to the best ones still available to purchase:


Stan Musial 1963 Authentic Jersey St. Louis Cardinals – $300.00

As Seen In: “Welcome To Atlanta (Coast 2 Coast Remix)” by Jermaine Dupri feat. Diddy, Murphy Lee & the St. Lunatics and Snoop Dogg — retired St. Louis sports vets Fred Brathwaite and Fernando Viña, too! (2002)

Worn by: Jermaine Dupri (2:42)

Where to Cop: Mitchell & Ness

Bad Boy Biggie Smalls Jersey – $39.99

As Seen In: “Juicy” by The Notorious B.I.G. (1994)

Worn by: Biggie (0:01)

Where to Cop: Hype Jerseys

Kobe Bryant 1996-97 Authentic Jersey Los Angeles Lakers – $260.00

As Seen In: “Taste” by Tyga feat. Offset (2018)

Worn by: Tyga (1:28)

Where to Cop: Mitchell & Ness

Allen Iverson Swingman Jersey Philadelphia 76ers – $130.00

As Seen In: “Roc Da Mic” by Beanie Sigel feat. Freeway

Worn by: Beens (0:05)

Where to Cop: Mitchell & Ness

Magic Johnson Hand Signed Autographed All Star Jersey LA Lakers Beckett COA – $93.99

As Seen In: “Hey Ma” by Cam’ron feat. Juelz Santana (2002)

Worn by: Juelz (0:15)

Where to Cop: Amazon

Autographed LaDainian Tomlinson San Diego Chargers Blue Jersey – $159

As Seen In: “In Da Club” by 50 Cent (2003)

Worn by: Lloyd Banks (1:01)

Where to Cop: Groupon

Prodigy Hennessy Queens Bridge Jersey – $49.99

As Seen In: “Shook Ones (Part II)” by Mobb Deep (1995)

Worn by: Prodigy (0:32)

Where to Cop: Hype Jerseys

Kansas City Chiefs Priest Holmes NFL Pro Line Red Retired Player Jersey – $99.99

As Seen In: “Beautiful” by Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell (2003)

Worn by: Uncle Snoop (1:34)

Where to Cop: NFL Shop

Mitchell & Ness New York Knicks Swingman Jersey Latrell Sprewell #8 – $104.99

As Seen In: “Izzo (H.O.V.A.)” by Jay-Z (2001)

Worn by: Hov (3:16) — peep the irony of Barclay in the background!

Where to Cop: Dr. Jays

Kobe Bryant 1996-97 Authentic Jersey Los Angeles Lakers – $260.00

As Seen In: “Trade It All, Part 2” by Fabolous feat. Jagged Edge & Diddy (2002)
Worn by: Fab (0:37)

Where to Cop: Mitchell & Ness

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