It’s no stretch to assume that the world’s top hip hop artists are probably the least likely to attain geek status among Hollywood’s elite, but what if we take their geek chic glasses into consideration? It’s clear that heavy hitting musical artists such as Kanye West and Jay-Z, who are known for their undeniably confident style, understand the power that a bold pair of geek chic glasses can have on their overall look.
According to Forbes.com’s list of Top Hip Hop Earners of 2012, Jay-Z ranks #3 with $38 million and Kanye West ranks #4 with $35 million. With such esteemed status in the hip hop world, hip hop artists such as Jay-Z and Kanye West prove the power behind personal style. Further, these hip hop artists showcase how the exact same pair of ‘geek chic’ glasses can effortlessly transform into ‘hip hop’ glasses depending on the style of the person wearing them.
With Kanye West being the last person to shy away from bold trends, he showcases how a pair of vintage inspired round eyeglasses can act as the epicenter of his entire look. Another clearly defined trend in hip hop glasses are thick black wayfarer glasses. This trend is strongly supported by hip hop artists such as Jay-Z and Common.
Check out these top hip hop artists and their hip hop glasses style.