Before hashtags could take over the web, a group Black actors were embodying #BlackBoyJoy in the early 2000s.

Stars Like Morris Chestnut, Omar Epps, and Mekhi Phifer had reached sex symbol status, and eventually, they reached the covers publications like Essence magazine.

One group guys from Florida A&M University wanted to pay tribute, and the results were nearly identical. Check out their recreation a 2003 Essence cover below!


Talk about blast from the past. Social media definitely approved.

#BlackBoyJoy at its best.

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