Ask a Hip Hop fan to describe a Philadelphia Emcee only using a few words. I guarantee “Big Beard” will be in the description. Philadelphia has been widely known for it’s beards, and in Hip Hop it is no different.
Religion plays a large part in the number of beards in Philadelphia. The number of Mosques in America has grown 74% since the year 2000, according to a 2012 report. Philadelphia was responsible for 63 of those Mosques.
The U.S. Justice Dept. is suing The Philadelphia School District over a beard-length rule. School police officer Siddiq Abu-Bakr wore his beard for religious purposes, but the School District insisted he cut it to a certain length to match school policies.
Is the beard-length rule fair? No matter your opinion, you can agree that beards are a serious topic in Philadelphia.
Not all beards are religiously influenced though; some men like the look or have a specific reason to grow their beard out. Kevin from Mount Airy Says, “Without my facial hair, I look like puberty is just on its way and hasn’t quite come yet." Whether it’s done for religious reasons or for “the look”, Beards have been a staple in Philadelphia and it’s Hip Hop scene for some time now.
So grab a cheesesteak, soft pretzel, tasty cake or a wooder ice. It’s time to talk “The Top 12 Beards In Philadelphia Hip Hop”.
Who is on your list?