Dapper Dan is a staple in hip-hop history.
If you are not familiar with the man, chances are you’ve at least seen his work. From the covers of albums like Eric B & Rakim’s Paid In Full to most of the wardrobe from the Paid In Full movie, Dan has made clothing for everyone from the early stages of hip-hop.
As a Harlem native, you can expect that Dapper Dan is very proud of his background and all that he has accomplished piecing together clothing with pieces of monogrammed fabric from luxury brands.
Jay-Z’s Life+Times YouTube channel got a chance to catch up with the cultural icon as he spoke about his history in the game and how he has witnessed the evolution of hip-hop as a whole.
You can check out the Dapper Dan interview above and listen to him express his feelings on how Harlem has played a major role in his life and in his designs!