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