The "gangster" style of clothing is also popular, particularly among teen boys. The truly "stylish" ones wear their pants so saggy, they're practically hanging around the poor boys' knees. I have previously had the urge to whip out my camera and get a shot of this fashion statement, but... <imagines headlines> "Gaijin woman arrested for photographing the rear ends of teenage boys"... Um, no thanks.
Anyway, one of the things I do is check and correct papers for English teachers of other classes. One of the papers handed to me today was a show-and-tell speech about Black Music. There is just something about correcting the English of a teenage Japanese girl raving about Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg...it's really special.
She concluded her speech with this statement, which I probably won't forget anytime soon: "Black Music is one of the necessaries of life."