The t-shirts of hip-hoppers Slipknt, and the group’s song “No Lie,” were one of the most influential elements of the ’90s.
For a lot of hipsters, the look of a Slipkunt shirt is synonymous with being cool, so it made sense to wear one.
But what about the tshirt itself?
I’ve always felt that Slipk’ts look is more about the way the fabric was cut than the shirt itself.
In this piece, I’ll explore how Slipktnt’s “No Lies” inspired a generation of artists and helped create a sense of fashion in the late ’90’s.
What are the origins of Slipkn’ts fashion?
The band was formed in 1990 by Jay Pharoah, John Cale, and Mike Bunk of Queens of the Stone Age.
They were all fans of the classic hip-Hop band The Stooges, which were popular in the ’80s and ’90S.
After the group was formed, they formed the Slipk-Tunes label and released albums like 1993’s “Sticks and Stones” and 1998’s “Blues in My Life.”
But the band never had much of a following in the mainstream, and their first major hit, “Bad and Boujee,” hit #5 on the Billboard Hot 100.
And that led to the band releasing several albums under the Slipkatts label, including “No-Li” and “Tired of It.”
It was there that the band began to focus on more mainstream music, such as “Cats” and the hit “Darling Nikki.”
In 2004, they released their debut album, “No Li.”
The group released their second album, 2005’s “Bad.”
They released their third album, 2011’s “Tainted Love,” which peaked at #2 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the R&B Albums chart.
Then in 2013, the band announced their fifth album, 2017’s “Pigpen.”
Since then, Slipkat’s sound has expanded, with new songs like “Rapper’s Delight,” “The Man,” and the single “Dare Me.”
What did Slipkat do differently than other hip-hoes?
As a group, the SlipKtnts music is pretty straight-ahead, but they were more influenced by the early rap artists of the day.
Jay Pharoa and John Calfee, the group members who created the group, were both rappers, and Jay Pharos music was heavily influenced by hip-Hip-Hop.
He would often rap in his own verses, and it was a style that was a bit more mainstream at the time.
So, the album was influenced by this era.
I’m sure there’s some influence from other bands, but I think Slipkat was really influenced by how the artists themselves came to make their music.
How did the Sliptntt influence the style of hip hop?
One of the biggest things that I think the Slipktnts influence had on hip-Hoppers music was the way that it’s all about making people feel cool.
Hipsters love cool.
I think that was probably a really important influence, especially in the early ’90t, because they’re talking about coolness as something that is really important and it’s about being cool.
And they were really trying to do that with the music.