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Men's Hip Hop Jewelry On The Rise

Gold Nugget Style Dog Tag Necklace

The thought of hip hop jewelry, comes with extravagant iced out chains diamond grills, Gold rings and bling earrings all come to mind. Early on, iced out jewelry became an integral part of hip hop culture and still serves and represents a rappers wealth, prestige and success. However the style of hip hop jewelry remains unchanged, the various designs have been elevated over time.

Hip hop jewelry first came to market in the 1970s when DJ Kool Herc introduced hip hop. This is when hip hop had emerged from an underground music scene to mainstream in the early 80's. Back thenThe late great hip hop legend Kurtis Blow made it popular to rock multiple chains at one time with large sized pendants even Run DMC introduced the trend of wearing donkey rope chains over track suits. These styles replaced the skinny rope chains of the DJ Kool Herc era in hip hop.