With less than a week until Christmas, you might be scrambling for last minute gifts for people on your list. While there’s certainly no shortage of new electronics on the market, a personal gift is almost always better (unless you’re one of the lucky ones to secure a PS5). But fear not! We have assembled a list of items for the hard-to-shop-for hip-hop fan in your life.
The Periodic Table of Hip-Hop: This 24 x 18′ print, which calls itself a “fly-entific periodic table,” swaps halogens and noble gasses for rap’s hallowed-gents and noble lasses—classifying 223 naturally occurring, never-word-slurring artists in all, even color-coding the artists by subgenre. It can be purchased from Popchart.
Rap Lyrics Kitchen Set Prints: These hand-lettered typographic 8×10′ black and white prints feature simple kitchen graphics with famous rap lyrics including “Big pimpin, spending cheese” above a cheese icon, “Rolling with the homies” above a rolling pin, and more. They can be purchased from Etsy.
Apple HomePod Mini: As more and more people begin to work from home, the Apple HomePod Mini is perfect for those who want to escape from the daily grind with high-quality sound at an affordable price with this compact speaker. The HomePod Mini requires the latest version of the software and iPhone SE, iPhone 6s or later, or iPod touch (7th generation) with the latest iOS; or iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation or later), iPad Air 2 or later, or iPad mini 4 or later with the latest iPadOS. It is available at most Apple stores, electronic retailers, and online at Apple.com.
Vinyl Record Shelf Display: Display your music taste in style! This wall-mounted, six-piece clear acrylic shelving system is perfect for the album collector who wants to show off his or her collection. It’s easy to install and the fact that it is in pieces allow for versatility, letting you display your albums in any way that you want. It’s available from Amazon.
Usaopoly Hip Hop Bid To Win Trivia Game: Perfect for staying in and staying safe, this board game tests players’ knowledge of rap music spanning “from classic Golden Era to modern day mumble” according to the game’s website. The Hip Hop Bid to Win Trivia Game includes 1 magnetic score sheet game board, 36 bidding cards, 30 player magnetic scoring makers, 100 question cards, 1 die, and rulebook. It is meant for 2-6 players and can be purchased online from Tillys.
And if all else fails, a gift card is always a good last minute gift for the hip-hop head who wants to buy their own present.