Raising the lid on the darker side of fan fashion
This article appears in the March 21, 2011 "Style Issue" of ESPN The Magazine
IN THE LATE 1980s, the legendary hip-hop group NWA introduced America to two things: LA gang culture and the menacing power of a baseball cap (Los Angeles Raiders, black). More than 20 years later, gang members continue to sport pro and college team hats to rep their crew. "It's a way to let others know whose turf they're on," says Commander Leo Schmitz of the Chicago Police Department's gang enforcement unit. ...
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