Jun 28, 2013

Roots & Rhythm: A Tribe Called Quest - Bonita Applebum

As we settle into the last Friday of the month, let's take another look at a hairstyle we gained a true appreciation for through an artist: braids.

Thanks to Janet Jackson's portrayal of Justice, the "box braids" as I know them, were a must after the release of John Singletary's Poetic Justice.  Were we calling them protective styles then?

Janet Jackson as Justice in braids.

With Regina King as Iesha, both ladies wore their braids in a way that seemed authentic to their characters as well as themselves.  

Iesha (Regina King) and Justice (Janet Jackson) in braids.

Here Janet helped to revive the trend this year with a throw back her classic look from 1993 in an elegant bun.

Janet Jackson.

Regina King chose cornrows for her bun in this recent picture.  Apparently Janet and Regina made a pact not to age in back then.

Regina King

Flashing back to Poetic Justice, memories of the times came rushing back when I remembered Bonita Applebum by A Tribe Called Quest was on the soundtrack.  The best hairstyles and music are always timeless, so I gotta put you on.




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