Out goes the weave, in goes the braids beads medallions

from Common – I Used to Love H.E.R. Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

From a 1990 Chicago Tribune article

In recent months, Africa-shaped medallions, clothing made of African kente cloth and Malcolm X T-shirts have become popular among school-age children. Some youths said the trend has made it easier for them to express their cultural awareness

From a fashion show, some afrocentric beads:

Beads

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