Soulja Boy Sunglasses
Identifying the Sunglasses worn by Rapper and Celebrity Soulja Boy
Soulja Boy has been stable in the Rapping scene for over a decade and continues to produce some of the hottest tracks in the world. It was his 2007 hit ‘Crank That‘ that really propelled him into stardom with the song reaching No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts for seven non-consecutive weeks. In the video, Soulja Boy is seen wearing a unique pair of white sunglasses with his name ‘Soulja Boy’ written across the lenses in what seems to be a white marker pen. With this, one of the questions we get asked the most is what brand of sunglasses are these that were worn by Soulja Boy throughout this music video. In this article, we’re going to take a deep dive and look into the potential brand of sunglasses worn by Soulja Boy in this famed video.
The first thing I want to go over is what makes these sunglasses so unique and why people so want to replicate Soulja Boy’s look. These sunglasses are a reminisce of a style of sunglasses popular in the early to late 1990s – especially among Rappers. These wrap-around style frames are bold with thick rims and usually come in vibrant or eccentric colors such as the white seen in Soulja Boys. In recent years, these frames have seen a sort of revival and have slowly crept their way back into the limelight. The likes of Easy-E, YG, and Pop Smoke are all Rappers who have previously been seen rocking such frames.
Soulja Boy Sunglasses: Identifying the Brand
Our search started online and specifically on social media. Soulja Boy first wore these frames back in 2007 more than 15 years ago meaning the chances of somebody else online having identified the brand of these sunglasses should be quite high. Although the likes of Twitter and Pinterest came up short, it was a post on Reddit 4 years ago on the /r/sunglasses subreddit that gave our first clue as to the brand. User ‘h00paj00ped’ had this nugget of information to share:
They’re an out of production Dolce and Gabbana pair with Soulja boy written across the lenses in paint marker. They look pretty much exactly like any generic pair of sport wrap sunglasses./r/sunglasses – /u/h00paj00ped
Although he sounded very confident in this statement, I wanted to verify this with other matching information to make sure we were on the right track. Lucky enough I next stumbled upon a Post on Facebook by the Group ‘Celebrity x Eyewear‘ a group dedicated to accurately identifying the brand of sunglasses from celebrities across the world. Their post in 2020 further confirmed the glasses were from the brand Dolce and Gabbana and provided additional information with the exact model of sunglasses – Dolce and Gabbana 8009/s.
A quick Google search of the sunglass model number confirmed that all this information was correct. These D&G sunglasses were first produced back in the 1990s when this style of sunglasses was popular.
Soulja Boy Sunglasses: Alternatives & Recommendations
Getting your hands on an authentic pair of Soulja Boy Sunglasses is becoming increasingly difficult mainly down to the fact these sunglasses haven’t been manufactured for over 30 years. The good thing is you can still find these sunglasses across the internet on various second-hand market websites such as Etsy and ebay – and at an affordable price. A quicks search found a pair of these sunglasses sold for around $70.00 with another pair currently for sale on ‘Go Optics‘ for just over $100.00.
The next option you have is to purchase a pair of Soulja Boy-inspired sunglasses. These styles of frames from the late 90s early 2000s are currently back in style with a huge variety of different brands replicating this style and more often than not coming in at an affordable price tag. Below are just a few of our top alternatives for Soulja Boy-inspired sunglasses:
- Dolce & Gabbana Re-Edition: ($300.00): These glasses are made by D&G and are, as the name suggests, a re-imagined take on the classic Soulja Boy Sunglasses. These are only available in Black and Grey and don’t feature the large printed ‘D&G’ symbol on the side, but are basically the same in all other regards.
- LOCS ‘Mad Dog’ Sunglasses: ($7.99): A big price decrease here. LOCS sunglasses are most famed for being cheap and are often found in Gas stations across America. That being said, they’ve become very popular with Rappers within the US due to their timeless look. The Mad Dog Sunglasses by LOCS are available in black and white and are a fantastic affordable choice. View here. Another pair of LOCS that might be of interest is the ‘OG’ LOCS with the self-titled ‘Gangster Shades.
- FEISEDY Classics Sunglasses: ($16.99): More versatile, modern, and of higher quality than the LOCS. These have a similar look and style to Souja Boys sunglasses but are a great option for people who want added function as well as a timeless look. They include tinted lenses and polarization while being made from an Abrasion Resistant and absorption material for sweat and moisture.