WATCH: A$AP Ferg Interviews Harlem Fashion Legend Dapper Dan for MTV

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If you’re unfamiliar with the name “Dapper Dan,” you have a bit of learning to do. His fashion sense was pivotal in the birth of modern street wear; influencing the mixed use of well-known high fashion brands in hoods and ghettos around the country.

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First starting in Harlem, Dan eventually gained notoriety for his personal styling of hip-hop icons such as Eric B. and Rakim, LL Cool J, Run DMC, Big Daddy Cane, and much much more.

 

 

 

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The notoriety didn’t go unnoticed by the European fashion houses that he utilized to re-style urban fashion – they took legal action forcing Dapper Dan out of business.

Fast forward to 2017 and Dapper Dan’s fashion influence has not been forgotten. New York native, A$AP Ferg, has been outspoken about Dapper Dan’s influence on A$AP Mob and New York urban wear in general. Even more, the two have a longtime relationship stemming from Ferg’s father working with Dan on fashion and art prior to his passing.

With MTV News, A$AP Ferg interviews Dapper Dan about his own fashion influences and his drive as an artist.

Tune in below.

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