Rappers are known for their insane sartorial choices. It’s basically part of the gig: write rhymes about things like cars, women, and drinking cough syrup recreationally, recite said rhymes over really loud beats, then dress up in an insane costume and rap them on stage for our entertainment.

Thus the story of the things rappers have worn for their costumes is as long and as nuanced as rap’s history itself. And the craziest of all these costume components? The facial accessories. To prove this, we’ve compiled a detailed history of rappers’ face accessories in the gallery above, click through and enjoy.

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