De La Soul | Oodles of O's

Chanters play the part of a herd at a show
Pos prints the peace on his jeans or Girbauds.

Pete Rock & CL Smooth | Skinz

But anyway, you know the résumé
Time to drop the Girbauds and parlay.

Pete Rock & CL Smooth | For Pete's Sake

The P.E.T.E.R.O.C.K., résumé
With the route to Brut by Fabergé.

The Pharcyde | Ya Mama

Ya moms, ya moms, she uses Brut
And I saw her ridin a horsey drinking whisky out a boot.

Salt-N-Pepa | The Showstopper

Was he cute? Negative, he was a dupe
Instead of Polo he wore Brut.
He said, “La-di-da-di.” What?
"La-di-da-di." Uh-huh, word to mother.

Salt-N-Pepa | The Showstopper

The train made a stop (Where?) Two hundred and five
And a little soft guy walked inside
He wore plastic Bally’s and a booty Gucci suit
Cracked a little smile and showed a fake gold tooth.

Note: Long before Snoop Dogg riffed on Doug E. Fresh x Slick Rick’s La Di Da Di in 1993, Salt-N-Pepa issued this female response –– yet another testament to the song’s iconic status.

The Pharcyde | Return of the B-boy

Some people wear all that Fila gear
Gonna rock this party out the atmosphere.

Note: This song came out in 1992 but reminisces about 1987. The above pic is of the Fila Fresh Crew, who appeared on the 1987 compilation album N.W.A. and the Posse. The man on the right would go on to become The D.O.C.. Dallas, represent!

Salt-N-Pepa | I'll Take Your Man

But I really don’t want him, the guy ain’t fly, shoot
He can’t afford to buy a Fila suit.

The Pharcyde | Drop

Any excuse to play this video—

They couldn’t fade with a clipper blade
10 years in the trade is not enough, you can’t cut it.

GZA | Investigative Reports

The baggy blue Guess jeans, pull strings off in Palm Springs.

— Ghostface Killah

De La Soul | Live @ the Dugout '87

That backyard scrap, like BVDs,
Tale Lords devils and pinstripe Lees.

EPMD | I'm Housin'

Posse kept rollin’ it was hard to get with ‘em
So I stepped back, and unbuttoned my Lee denim.

GZA | 4th Chamber

Build with Genghis Khan, the red suede Wally Don.

— Ghostface Killah

GZA | 4th Chamber

The only man a ho wait for
Is the sky-blue Bally kid, in ‘83 rocked Tale Lords.

— Ghostface Killah

Geto Boys | Read These Nikes

You read these Nikes ‘cuz you’re fucked up, punk
Here’s the definition of gettin your ass stomped:
I’m a Nigga Insane Kickin-ass Extremely
So you weak-ass hoes keep dreamin.

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