A modern hair tragedy

kanye-lead-shag

Box+Shag=?!

Even more perplexing than Kanye’s moisture deprived box-n-shag combo is the use of the phrase “black mullet” to describe said disaster. Last Ak checked—and admittedly this was in the mid-to-late 80s—a mullet was something you’d most likely see on people like Billy Ray Cyrus or the everyman below.

This is a mullet.

This is a mullet.

Now, if Kanye, Bobby, Ricky or Mike rocked a cut that was long in the back, that was a shag, plain and simple.


Could Bobby's shag have been what put him over the edge?

Could Bobby's shag have been what put him over the edge?

Perhaps Ak is too territorial. But it seems unfair to reduce a style so distinctly Afro American to a mullet derivative. African Americans invented peanut butter, the traffic light and bypass surgery. We’re more than capable of whipping up our own trichological tsunamis. Just ask Ready for the World.

Another "great" moment in African American follicular history

Another "great" moment in African American follicular history

Without a full-fledged movement, it seems impossible to take back the shag. So Ak would like to push for a new term that includes everyone’s heritage. Let’s call the foolishness Kanye’s rocking The Shullet.

Kumbayah.


INTRODUCING THE SHULLET

We now pronounce this The Shullet. Tell a friend.

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5 Comments

Filed under men's hair, Terrence Howard seems to have a box, the devil's work, Uncategorized, What Not to Wear

5 responses to “A modern hair tragedy

  1. Birthday Girl

    i can already tell that reading this is going to be a serious high point of my life.

  2. Aliya S. King

    Am I the only who actually LIKES Kanye’s Afro-mullet? I like it..a lot.

  3. smallmediumlarge

    no. two other friends have since announced that they like it. so counting kanye that’s three people on the pro-Shullet side.

  4. i’m with birthday girl. love it.

  5. Kenneth

    I was just about to get this haircut too.

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