Cardi B, A$AP Rocky, Slick Rick & More Detailed In Stunning New Hip Hop Jewelry Book

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Cardi B, A$AP Rocky, Slick Rick and a host of other rappers have been featured in an all-new book that examines the background of Hip Hop jewelry.

Created by Vikki Tobak Ice Cold: A Hip-Hop Jewelry History uses 40 years of iconic images of of Hip Hop’s biggest stars , as well as captivating stories to show the ways in which “ice” has become a “proclamation of identity and self-expression.”

The hardback volume of 388 pages released by TASCHEN shows the evolution of Hip Hop jewelry game, from Run-DMC’s adidas gold pendants along with Eric B. & Rakim’s lavish dookie chain and Mercedes medallions, to the outrageous pieces that are worn by stars like Cardi B as well as A$AP Rocky, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, JAY-Z, Gucci Mane, Meek Mill, Cam’ron, Beyonce and Rihanna.

More than just artist’s work, Tobak highlights the work of the pioneering jewelers like Tito Caicedo of Manny’s, Eddie Plein and Jacob the Jeweler and contemporary ice craftsmen like Johnny Dang, Avianne & Co. Ben Baller/IF & Company., Greg Yuna, Eliantte and more.

It is described by the publisher as “the definitive history of how Hip Hop blinged out and redefined the world of jewelry, luxury, and style,” Ice Cold contains an introduction by Slick Rick and essays written by A$AP Ferg, LL COOL J as well as Quality Control’s Kevin “Coach K” Lee and Pierre “Pee” Thomas.

Photographers that are included in the book are: Wolfgang Tillmans, Janette Beckman, Jamel Shabazz, Timothy White, Gillian Laub, David LaChapelle, Danny Clinch, Chris Buck, Mike Miller, Phil Knott, Raven B. Varona, Al Pereira, Albert Watson and many more.

Ice Cold HTML0: The Hip-Hop Jewelry History is out right now and can be bought on the official website of TACHEN.

One celebrity known for owning an abundance of jewelry can be Rick Ross, and just this month the Biggest Bawse added a costly new piece of jewelry in his watch collection..

A visit to meet the famous Hip Hop diamond man Jacob the Jeweler at his Midtown Manhattan store, Rozay bought a unique Mystery Tourbillo complete with 370 diamonds that were cut in accordance with their position.

Alicia Keys Gets $400K Egyptian-Themed Necklace From Swizz Beatz

Ross was also reported to have bought the Billionaire III timepiece a few days prior to the purchase, as per an Instagram posting from the company. It’s a similar watch to the one DJ Khaled sunk three million dollars on during January. Floyd Mayweather bought a one-of-a-kind version of the “Billionaire III” for $18 million in the year 2018.

In the meantime, Maino and Jim Jones went shopping for jewels during July. They ended up buying a pair of diamond-encrusted door knocker pendants which they immediately posted on social media to showcase.

A standard of New York City, door knockers were heard by generations of people that grew as they grew up within The Big Apple. Brass objects were mainly used in NYC housing developments and the sound of knocking could be heard throughout different floors.

“This symbolizes the fight right here. In case you’re not aware of what it is, this is a diamond-encrusted and gold-flooded sea,” Maino said in an Instagram post, as his Lobby Boyz brethren Capo moved the handle in an eerie sound from the pendant. “If you understand the struggle, understand the pain, you understand coming from New York City housing, this is apartment 2B, where I grew up with my mother, my father and my brother.”

He said: “Lobby Boyz, you know. Louis Armstrong houses, Nostrand Avenue apartment 2B. It’s not where you are, it’s where you started and where you’re going. We’re at the bottom and have something to say and we are working to share our thoughts and encourage others.”

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