House of Watha T: Meet Larry
Inspired by rapper Big Daddy Kane and the 1985 flick Krush Groove, recent high school graduate Larry, 18, has a personal style that epitomizes classic hip-hop cool. Larry sports his fly gear with confidence, and proudly represents his roots via a pendent necklace shaped as the continent of Africa. No Luddite, he completes his fresh to death look with 80s-era technological gadgets, like a Realistic SCR-12 boom box and a sweet wrist watch with a built-in mobile phone and internet access. When asked to describe his fashion MO, he immediately supplied two words: Funky fresh. Word!
Where do you get your style inspiration?
From House Party, the movie. A majority of 80s movies.
Favorite 80s movies?
Straight Outta Brooklyn, House Party, Breakin’. Krush Groove.
Old school hip-hop, Big Daddy Kane, Eric B & Rakim, Salt-n-Pepa. Many more.
What are you currently reading?
[Books on] Malcom X and the great Elijah Mohammad.
Why do you like the library?
I like to read, and I like to learn new words and anything new.
Tell us about your hair.
I started off in the year 2006 watching House Party and I got inspired by Young Kid’s hairstyle. And I started dressing and acting as Kid from House Party. And the blond just brightens my day.
What are you inspired by?
I’m inspired by just looking good.
Where do you shop?
I shop at thrift stores, local spots like Wal-Mart and Target, vintage stores.
Describe your style in five words or less.
Funky fresh. Dope. That’s about it.
Jean jacket: Roc-A-Wear
Acid washed jeans: Wal-Mart
Leather work boots: Wal-Mart
Africa necklace and Ankh necklace: Flea market in Baltimore, MD
Wrist watch with built-in cell phone: Graduation present from mom
Cassette tape: Warren G & Nate Dogg
Check out more House of Watha T profiles in fashion:
Natasha | Precious | Sherry | Renaiya
-- Story and photography by My Nguyen