Neighborhood hoodie take the hood shopping

from Lupe Fiasco – Peace of Paper/Cup of Jayzus Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The wearing of hoodies by young people has become a political issue in some countries. Trayvon Martin was wearing a hoodie at the time he was killed.

The hoodie is a response to a problem, not a problem in itself. We — the people in suits — often see hoodies as aggressive, the uniform of a rebel army of young gangsters. But, for young people, hoodies are often more defensive than offensive. They’re a way to stay invisible in the street. In a dangerous environment the best thing to do is keep your head down, blend in, don’t stand out.

(from a speech by British Prime Minister David Cameron)

Neighborhood is also a Tokyo based streetwear brand, which is not widely distributed outside of Japan.

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