Long before Justin Bieber popularized “swag,” Hollywood was actually already dripping in swagginess.
Between 2002 and 2005, so many films about dancing, and rapping, and drumlines, and being supremely cool were released. It was actually the swaggiest period in Hollywood.
There was Malibu’s Most Wanted (2003).
2 MUCH VELOUR
It was about a guy whose major problem was KEEPING DOWN THA HATERZ.
When all he wanted was to be a rapper.
There was You Got Served (2004).
It’s literally the most swaggy thing in the history of Hollywood.
Nothing says “cool” and “dope” like matching blue track pants.
Don’t even get us started on Honey (2003).
Swag dripping off the walls of that dance studio!
Jessica SWAG Alba, amirite?
But nothing would exist without the gritty swag realness of 8 Mile (2002).
Eminem was like the underground Bieber of the new millennium.
SWAG SWAG SWAG ON YOU
There was also Get Rich or Die Trying (2005), which told the story of a du-rag trying to fall in love.
Just kidding, it told the story of 50 Cent’s struggle to make it as a rapper.
G-Unit velour tracksuits! #swag
There was the musical swag of Oscar-winning Hustle & Flow (2005).
Yeah, making “WHOOP” happen again.
There was also Drumline (2002).
Because there is NOTHING cooler than a college marching band.
Cool. Cool. Cool cool cool.
But, if we’re talking swaggiest of the swaggy, it’s gotta go to Roll Bounce (2005).
Boys wearing roller skates?!
These were our faces when we watched Roll Bounce.