Rappers protect themselves with bulletproof fashions

July 1997
Jet;07/07/97, Vol. 92 Issue 7, p32
Reports that since the shooting deaths of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G., rappers have resorting to wearing bulletproof clothing. Items that are bulletproof, such as mink coats and shot-retardant raincoats; Bullet-proof fashion clothing by such companies as Urban Body Armor and Federal Body Armor.


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