Top 5 Poses Every Rapper Must Master: The Forearms

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Throughout hip-hop history, there has been a lot of trends and fads—the Shiny suit, “Molly” rap—mostly occupying a period where these are the things you must do to be deemed “cool.” The one thing that has stood the test of time is rappers’ ability to strike awkward poses on camera. Sometimes people just don’t know what to do in front of the camera at photo shoots, on music video, and album cover. So they master the five fine arts of poses that every rhyme slinger must know.

Now, XXL decided to highlight a day for each of the five most signature poses in hip-hop artists doing. Today we highlight The Forearms.