The modern cap was born during the 1940s when they started using natural latex rubber as stiffening inside the cap. In the beginning, they only came in standard sizes, however, during the early 70s, the one-size-fits-all snapback (with adjustable strap) was born. Since the 1980s various forms of the baseball cap have become a staple of American fashion, and thus the world since the USA is a trendsetter worldwide in every facet of life.
Of course, sports stars played a major role in the proliferation of snapback caps. For example when Michael Jordan wore a Gatorade snapback in his post-game interview after famously taking out the Cleveland Cavaliers with his famous buzzer-beater in the first round of the 1989 NBA playoffs. Gatorade itself is another example of American ingenuity.
Hip-Hop has always been quick to adopt new trends and by the late 1980s and early 1990s, the snapback cap had become ubiquitous in hip-hop attire. Major artists such as Kid 'n' Play, TLC and The Fresh Prince popularized the bright, neon-colored snapback cap. While hardcore artists like Ice-Cube, Ice-T and N.W.A. wore snapback caps repping their local sports teams.
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