Black Hipsters


by Chris Bodenner

Dayo Olopade reports from the mashup generation:

The hipster tendency to turn social difference into spectacle seems odd for blacks who are already, by virtue of their minority status, very visible. But this speaks to another, broader trendwhich is that this culture is about total liberation. Allin Bond, the black president of Happy Hour Clothing, which sells bright graphic T-shirts and other blipster-friendly attire, notes that “we are in kind of a mash-up culture. Rap is cool; smart rap is real cool; the ‘80s came back hard,” he says.

See more blipsters in the slideshow.

(Photo: Kanye West and his entourage, by JakandJil)