The most recent incarnation of hipster
s (in the UK at least).
Almost always seen in some sort of headwear: most commonly a flat-peaked cap but sometimes some sort of beanie instead. Other typical clothing includes graphic tees, chunky trainers (usually skate shoes or basketball shoes, preferably Nike), parkas, plaid shirts, hoodies and slim-fitting chinos or jeans. Big headphones are a popular accessory.
Their favourite activities include smoking weed
, clubbing and going to rap shows. A notable minority also try their hand at skateboarding, especially after the rise in popularity of OFWGKTA
They listen to "underground" hip-hop (favourites include Immortal Technique, Aesop Rock, Sage Francis, Saul Williams, Curren$y, MF DOOM). They also listen to electronic music ranging from dubstep, house and IDM to witch house
and the abstract "beat music" of the Brainfeeder
Collective. They'll tend to feign an appreciation of old skool
rap, but rarely actually listen to anything made before the year 2000.
They invariably revere the late great J Dilla
as a god.
They'll rarely if ever identify with the term "hipster", probably considering it an insult, but may refer to themselves as "hip hop head
s" or "beat head
Hipster-hopper 1: "Dude let's drop a load of mandy
and go to a rave!"
Hipster-hopper 2: "Nah bro, let's just roll another spliff
, put on some beats and chill out here."