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Scrapper is an aesthetic revolving around physical combat, mainly hand-to-hand (melee). The word scrapper as defined by Merriam-Webster means fighter, quarreler, and a fierce competitor. This is based off of the word scrap, which, among other things, means to fight. Scrapper is a broad topic that involves various subgenres that go into further detail in its subgenres.

Fashion[]

Fashion for scrappers can be vague yet minimal. The most agreed upon aspect of scrapper fashion is freedom of movement and effectiveness in combat. This can include:

  • Hand wraps/bandages
  • Tank tops
  • Mesh shorts
  • Leggings
  • Sweatpants and sweatshirts
  • Combat boots
  • Tennis shoes
  • Body tape
  • Logo shorts

Visuals[]

The Scrapper look can vary according to the region in which the individual lives (Downtown or Ghetto, Small Town or Farm, Cold or Hot weather…). However, the look focuses on “low budget”, usability and usefulness at any time if necessary: ​​“every time is time to fight!”.

  • Brick walls (or cement walls).
  • Dark night.
  • Yellowish park/alleyway lights.
  • Abandoned parking lot.
  • Bruises and scratches.
  • Old pants and hoodie set.
  • Dirty boxing.
  • Improvised MMA fighting techniques.
  • Immobilization until the opponent taps out or “black out” (until faint).
  • Purposely parked car lights.
  • Adrenaline.
  • Rage, anger.
  • Painkillers.
  • Old hand bandages.
  • 90s & 2000s hip-hop.
  • Old dirty boxing shoes.
  • Not oversized clothing.
  • Concrete floor.

Media[]

Music[]

Music may or may not please listeners, as it depends on each person's personal taste. However, the songs that perhaps exert an aura of aggression and struggle are particularly the ones below (90s Hardcore Rap & 90s Big Beat).

  • Wu-Tang Clan - The Mystery Of Chessboxin’.
  • Wu-Tang Clan - Protect Ya Neck.
  • Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg - Deep Cover.
  • N.W.A - Appetite For Destruction.
  • The Dust Brothers - What Is Fight Club?
  • The Dust Brothers - Medulla Oblongata.
  • Da Lench Mob - Guerillas In Tha Mist

Movies[]

  • Rocky series (1976-present)
  • Every Which Way But Loose (1978)
  • Bloodsport (1988)
  • Kickboxer (1989)
  • Fight Club (1999)
  • Kill Bill (2003-2004)
  • Million Dollar Baby (2004)
  • Ninja Assassin (2009)
  • The Fighter (2010)
  • Real Steel (2011)
  • Through My Father’s Eyes: The Ronda Rousey Story (2016)
  • Acts of Vengeance (2017)
  • Logan (2017)
  • Conor McGregor: Notorious (2017)
  • The Gamechangers (2018)

TV Shows[]

  • The Boys
  • Kingdom
  • Fightworld
  • Baki
  • Hajime no Ippo

Literature[]

  • Championship Fighting by Jack Dempsey
  • Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
  • Atlas by Teddy Atlas
  • Iron Ambition: My Life With Cus D'Amato by Larry Sloman and Mike Tyson
  • Quitters Never Win by Michael Bisping

Subgenres[]

High Scrapper (Pro Fighter)[]

This variant of the scrapper is geared more to the aesthetic of professional fighting with some minor boujee aspects. Also known as fighting for glory. Aspects of high scrappers include:

  • Professional boxing
  • More saturated
  • Glory-oriented
  • Pro boxing rings
  • Fighting professionally

Low Scrapper (Streetfighter)[]

This variant of the scrapper takes the core aspects of the aesthetic and takes it to a further extreme. Also known as fighting for survival. Aspects of low scrappers include:

  • Street fights
  • More blood
  • Darker tones
  • Survival-oriented
  • Concrete and alleyways
  • Fighting dirty

Martial Scrapper (Martial Artist)[]

This variant of the scrapper is more focused on discipline and retro martial arts culture the key difference between this and the High Scrapper is the focus on traditional martial arts. Also known as fighting for honor. Aspects of martial scrappers include:

  • Traditional martial arts
  • Kung Fu movies
  • Includes martial weapons
  • Dojos
  • Fighting honorably

Gallery[]


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