Pharrell Williams’ GRAMMY Hat Has A Hip-Hop History

There is little doubt that GRAMMY's official version of Angelina Jolie's leg, aka Pharrell Williams's gigantic hat, was one of last night's ceremony's highlights, but what only few might know, it actually has a solid hip-hop history. As Skateboard P shared with The Hollywood Reporter, the hat was designed by Vivienne Westwood for her ‘82/’83 collection. It was featured prominently in the video for Malcolm McLaren’s 1982's “Buffalo Girls” -- featuring the World’s Famous Supreme Team -- one of hip-hop’s early classics. With origins coming from an old standard, 1844's “Buffalo Gals,” by blackface minstrel singer John “Cool White” Hodges, McLaren’s version was sampled in Neneh Cherry’s 1988 hit “Buffalo Stance.” Pharrell stated that his hat is not vintage and that he bought a new copy at Westwood’s World’s End store a couple of years ago.

By: Petar Kujundzic / News / January 28, 2014 / 12395 Views / Source: The A.V. Club
  • ImStillBaked

    Does this make any sense what so ever? Or am IStillBaked?

    "After being labeled GRAMMY's official version of Angelina Jolie's leg, there is little doubt that Pharrell Williams's gigantic hat was one of last night's ceremony, but what only few might know, it actually has a solid hip-hop history"

  • CASPER

    I read that a few times, even googling "angelina jolies leg"... i think the writer was drunk

  • THEBIGBOSS

    BOSS

  • TPapp

    Elmer Fudd

  • bruh

    still tho...

  • Johnny Amichetti

    Only Pharrell can prevent forest fires.

  • NOVA

    ohhhh ok

  • Steve

    maybe it has hip hop history but the hat too big for his head

  • CliffKid

    i don't know anyone's head it would fit lol

  • kingnigga

    the hat from harry potter controlin' that nigga

  • thatdoode

    Magic man?

  • may

    You think he didn't know? He's cool and pulled it off