LL Cool J
While Run-D.M.C. was busy changing the game with the black Kangols, LL Cool J was on his own lucrative path to hip-hop stardom, rocking a red version of the popular bucket hat. The majority of the promo stills from LL in the ’80s show him wearing the classic red Kangol with pride, even rocking it on the back cover of his 1985 Radio album. No wonder why all the ladies loved him.