The Beastie Boys’ Mike D has been revisiting the 1990s as part of a video series for Vanity Fair, with the rapper touching on everything from the Biggie/2Pac beef to the Arsenio Hall Show. On Wednesday, Mike D briefly touches on the grunge scene that changed the look and sound of rock music during the Bill Clinton era.
“What was interesting about grunge was that it was this death sentence to the rock that had preceded it, which was hair metal. All of a sudden, grunge came in [and] it wasn’t cool anymore, if you were a guy at the gas station, to be into Warrant,” Mike D told Vanity Fair. “You couldn’t have big, fluffy long hair. You had to have fucked up shorter hair and a plaid shirt. You couldn’t be walking around the gas station in spandex anymore.”
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