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Hipsters are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20's and 30's that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter. The greatest concentrations of hipsters can be found living in the Williamsburg, Wicker Park, and Mission District neighborhoods of major cosmopolitan centers such as New York, Chicago, and San Francisco respectively. Although "hipsterism" is really a state of mind,it is also often intertwined with distinct fashion sensibilities. Hipsters reject the culturally-ignorant attitudes of mainstream consumers, and are often be seen wearing vintage and thrift store inspired fashions, tight-fitting jeans, old-school sneakers, and sometimes thick rimmed glasses. Both hipster men and women sport similar androgynous hair styles that include combinations of messy shag cuts and asymmetric side-swept bangs. Such styles are often associated with the work of creative stylists at urban salons, and are usually too "edgy" for the culturally-sheltered mainstream consumer. The "effortless cool" urban bohemian look of a hipster is exemplified in Urban Outfitters and American Apparel ads which cater towards the hipster demographic. Despite misconceptions based on their aesthetic tastes, hipsters tend to be well educated and often have liberal arts degrees, or degrees in maths and sciences, which also require certain creative analytical thinking abilities. Consequently many hipsters tend to have jobs in the music, art, and fashion industries. It is a myth that most hipsters are unemployed and live off of their parent's trust funds.
Hipsters shun mainstream societal conventions that apply to dating preferences and traditional "rules" of physical attraction. It is part of the hipster central dogma not to be influenced by mainsream advertising and media, which tends to only promote ethnocentric ideals of beauty. The concepts of androgyny and feminism have influenced hipster culture, where hipster men are often as thin as the women they date. The muscular and athletic all-American male ideal is not seen as attractive by confident and culturally-empowered hipster women who instead view them as symbols of male oppression, sexism, and misogyny. Likewise, culturally-vapid sorority-type girls with fake blond hair, overly tanned skin, and "Britney Spears tube-tops" are not seen as attractive by cultured hipster males who instead see them as symbols of female insecurity, low self-esteem, and lack of cultural intelligence and independent thinking. Hipsters are also very racially open-minded, and the greatest number of interracial couples in any urban environment are typically found within the hipster subculture.
Although hipsters are technically conformists within their own subculture, in comparison to the much larger mainstream mass, they are pioneers and leaders of the latest cultural trends and ideals. For example, the surge of jeans made to look old and worn (i.e. "distressed"), that have become prevalent at stores such as The Gap, American Eagle, Abercrombie and Fitch, and Hollister, were originally paraded by hipsters who shopped in thrift stores years before such clothing items were mass produced and sold to the mainstream consumer. The true irony here is that many of the detractors of hipster culture are in fact unknowingly following a path that hipsters have carved out years before them. This phenomena also applies to music as well, as many bands have become successful and known to mainstream audiences only because hipsters first found and listened to them as early-adopters of new culture. Once certain concepts of fashion and music have reached mainstream audiences, hipsters move on to something new and improved.
Because of the rise of various online photo-blog and social networking sites, insights into urban hipster culture is reaching sheltered suburban audiences at an exponential rate. Cultural "norms" have been deconstructed by hipster culture as a whole. Hipsterism is often dismissed as just an image thing by some, but the culture as a whole is effecting changes in society, leading to feelings of insecurity and resentment in people who are no longer a part of the cultural ruling class. For example, a lot of anti-hipster sentiment evidently comes from culturally-clueless suburban frat boy types who feel that the more sensitive, intelligent, and culturally aware hipster ideal threatens their insecure sense of masculinity. Anti-hipster sentiment often comes from people who simply can't keep up with social change and are envious of those who can.
A conversation outside a hipster bar in downtown NYC:

Frat Boy #1: Dude, are you having any luck picking up chicks in there?

Frat Boy #2: Man...I haven't experienced anything like this before. These chicks are totally rejecting me and going for all these hipster guys in tight pants and shaggy hair instead.

Frat Boy #1: Maybe we should head back up to that bar in Murry Hill where you hooked up with that drunk b*tch from Alpha Sigma Phi last week?

Frat Boy #2: Yeah...I don't think we have what it takes to compete with these guys in here. These hipster chicks won't even give us the time of the day!
by Trey Parasuco November 22, 2007

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A 15 year old who looks like and sounds like a 10 year old. (hasn't hit puerberty yet) who has made one song called "One Time" where he throws a party at ushers house with no alchol or weed. just a clean party. the song sounds like a little kid screaming at you on xbox live.The truth is all the girls care about his looks. (blonde hair brown eyed skater faggot) he is the worst thing to come to music since the jonas brothers, hanna montana, and naked brothers band.
hey that song sounds like a dying cat

naw.. its my little sister listening to justin bieber
by justinbieberh8er July 13, 2009

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The reason why I don't listen to modern day music.

1. He hasn't hit puberty.
2. He's 15 year old that sings about love. (How fucking original.)
3. He is only loved for his looks.
4. His fans are teenage girls who finger themselves to the image of him (I can guarantee you there are girls that do it.)
5. His teenage fans have NO idea on what real dinging talent is. They hear whatever is on the radio, (Obviously Justin) And then think that's the 'cool' new thing that everyone needs, until there's another teenage faggot released with more of the same shit.
6. He's the one getting signed for reason 3., when there are 1,000,000 people out there that are average looking, and 10 times more talented, but they aren't getting a fucking chance.
7. Terrible lyrics. Absolutely no meaning other than "Ooh baby, I love you, ooh, you're my one and only love". Shit.
Jb fan: OMG did you hear the new Justin Bieber song?? He is so HAWT and talented!!

Me: The kid has pretty much no talent. Having looks doesn't mean you're good at making music. *Puts on headphones and blares Free Bird and Stairway to Heaven*
by spudman2k9 October 09, 2009

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While you are driving and listening to music, you bang on the steering wheel as if it were a drum set.
"Would you please pay attention to the road and stop drum driving!?"
by Professional Drum Driver April 10, 2010

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"Shuffle shame" is when your mp3 music player is playing on speakers in shuffle mode, and somebody enters the room at the exact moment the worst song of your collection is being played.
I felt shuffle shame when Tony came to the office today, my iPod was playing Paris Hilton's single as he came in.
by Laurent Haug October 20, 2006

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When the tic-toc of the blinkers syncs with the music playing on the car radio.
dude check it out, I got blinker beat happening on this Jay-Z song.
by the_elder August 11, 2009

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Best white rapper ever. Started in Detroit by recording Infinite in 1996 which was only sold in Detroit and given out to record labels as a demo tape. Then he recorded the Slim Shady EP in 1998, which is basically a smaller version of the Slim Shady LP, released in 1999 which featured the hit single My Name Is which was Eminem's first big debut. The Slim Shady LP was his first complete album that went out to the masses, which even today is one of the best selling albums ever made. After the success of the Slim Shady LP he went on to record the Marshall Mathers LP in 2000 and it too sold millions in the first week of it's release. He then recorded the album Devil's Night with the rap group D12 and although it did not sell as much as his solo LPs it still sold more than the average album. Eminem then went to record his 5th solo album, The Eminem Show whose first single, Without Me stayed on the charts so long that it had to be officially retired from TRL. After the success of The Eminem Show, Eminem went to make a movie, 8 Mile which also had an amazing soundtrack which featured 3 songs by Eminem. Eminem's single Lose Yourself from the 8 Mile soundtrack was #1 on the charts for a massive amount of time before it finally came off the charts. 8 Mile featured such famous celebs as Eminem, Mekhi Phifer, Brittany Murphy, and Kim Bassinger. After 8 Mile, Eminem went to record another album with D12 entitled D12 World which went multi platinum and featured hits such as My Band and How Come. After the work with D12 Eminem went to record his next solo album entitled Encore which also went multi-platinum. Many people complained about Encore saying Eminem has "Lost his violent attitude" and "Eminem releasing Encore has ruined his fame and glory" but I myself believe Encore to be one of his best albums. What does the future have in store for us...no-one knows but Eminem promises his next album to be his best.
Eminem is one of the biggest selling rappers ever, up in the lines with Tupac, Biggie and Dre.
by $tash October 10, 2005

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