“Meet me at the salon…It’s going doooown”
That’s the 2016 remix that Yung Joc has blessed us with. Two days ago- the sometime rapper, newly minted reality star debuted a new haircut. I’m not attracted to him (he is a founding member of the Atlanta chapter of the “Creep Squad”) but he looked clean as hell. Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke, Detroit Red clean. I was expecting a serenade- type clean.
Obviously, I am alone in that sentiment because Twitter came through with a gaggle of hilarious insults. THEY CLOWNED. From perm kits to The Five Heartbeats, no stone was left unturned.
One question though.
What’s the real problem with his hair? It wasn’t a Katt Williams’ sweat out. It was quite the contrary of a DJ Quik flip. Maybe this a millennial thing BUT black men have been wearing slick hair styles since “Pimpin’ became easy”. Yet my people are refusing to allow Yung Joc a.k.a. Joc St.Joc to be great. Y’all are so petty. I am NOT saying that my tear ducts didn’t virtually run out of tears from laughing so hard. However, I am challenging black
men and women to ask themselves…
“Why do I think he looks ridiculous?”
Listen, we are having an all out fashion crisis with Young Thug a.k.a “I swear I’ma couture ass nigga but I’m really wearing my mama’s good drapes ass nigga”.
Yes, it’s Alessandro Trincone but it’s haute trash. It’s not genius. This is pure, unadulterated mess. And, we want to clown Yung Joc. The same brothers, who are clowning him, probably have never seen or been to a tailor to have a proper suit made. Have a seat.
He wasn’t even the first of the new kneegrows to rock the “Cat Daddy”. Jidenna, Chris Brown and Miguel are other entertainers who’ve rocked this classic look. It doesn’t necessarily work for dudes who are tatted up or super hood but if you are a debonair, well-dressed man-GO FOR IT. It takes so little for us to decide something so trivial as hair is “gay” or “feminine”.
Simply put, this is a hair trend that is coming back. These dudes are rocking schmedium suits but are talking about a clean cut. Now THAT’S a travesty. It’s not for everybody and that’s ok but let’s be clear on why we’re saying we’re not here for it.
If Yung Joc decides that he wants to rock a navy, velvet smoking jacket with some tailored wool gabardine slacks and some onyx cufflinks, I would be TOTALLY here for it. Do your thing, man. Do your thing.