The importance of cosmetic application as part of this tribalism cannot be underestimated. In Rize, Chappelle has his subjects talk to camera while applying make-up; showing the disenfranchised forming new families among their friends.
'Marginalised people tend to create new structures, art, and ways of releasing anxiety and aggression. They validate themselves by creating a hierarchy where they are important.'
A further example of how the use of make up from such an unlikely quarter and used as an exemplar of krumping can be seen in the Chemical Brothers music video 'Galvanise'.