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#TBT: The 32 Things That Defined Our “Ghetto Phase”

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Tyler Gildin

We all, at one point or another, went through that phase. You know, when you acted like you were “ghetto.” It didn’t matter if you lived in a nice house, or if your parents were in a healthy relationship or not, all you wanted to do was dress, talk and act in what you perceived as ghetto.

Urban Dictionary defines this phase of acting ghetto as: “Kid whose dad makes $600,000 a year: Yo my n*gga, let’s go to that store, it ain’t got no a/c, that sh*t it ghetto!” Whether your parents actually made that much money or not, it was this false sense of the term “ghetto” that we all shared and strived to be assosiated with.

Here are 32 things that defined our “ghetto phase.”

Anything Fubu

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Wearing an excessive amount of sweatbands

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Wearing Tupac bandanas

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Wearing G Unit white beaters.

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Only rocking Timberland Boots

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Carrying a chain wallet

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Trying to pull off wearing Du Rags

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Anything Phat Farm

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Collecting G-shock watches

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Wearing a plastic gold chain

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Getting real Oakleys from your parents but telling your friends they’re fake

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The baggier the pants, the cooler

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Rocking Sean John clothes and considering them “nice”

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Large hoop earrings for women

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Stud earrings in the left ear (if you pierced the right it meant you were “gay”) for men

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Getting fake tattoos

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Growing long “fabulous” fingernails

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Growing a chin strap

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Rocking Air Force Ones

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Owning anything Mecca

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Watching BET

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Hating when your parents got you Parental Advisory CDs

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Downloading illegal rap songs

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Getting your hair braided

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Decking yourself out in basketball gear

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Rocking winter hats (especially not in the winter)

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Collecting (or stealing) Homies

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Pretending you were Allen Iverson whenever you played ball

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Thinking no one in the world was tougher than 50 Cent

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Obsessing over anything having to do with “8 Mile”

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Keeping the sticker on your flat brim hat

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Referring to your braces as rims

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Oh, good old nostalgia…

Don’t you miss being “ghetto?”

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Tyler Gildin

Tyler Gildin

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