50 Greatest Chains In Hip-Hop

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 6 years ago '09        #1
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50 Greatest Chains In Hip-Hop
 

 

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Fat Joe's Terror Squad Chain
Made By: Unknown
First Seen: Unknown
Estimated Value: $50,000

Nobody can make a list of top 50 hip-hop chains and not have Fat Joe's name in it. He was the first to rock BIG diamond chains, for real. His TS chains were all crazy. They were super iced out and heavy as fu*k! But the boss's chain, Joe's TS was the illest of them all. It was the first colorful diamond chain I've ever seen. It matched the Jacob “World is Mine” watch with almost every single colored diamond possible on it. Joe even had a three different colored diamond encrusted Miami Cuban link to go with it. Ultra sick. The machine setting pave was flawless, too.


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Rick Ross' Red Maybach Music Chains
Made By: Johnny Dang
First Seen: Unknown
Estimated Value: $80,000

This is the definition of fully iced out and fully flooded, for real. The sides are done, the edges are done, the thing is covered completely in diamonds and rubies. This piece is FULLY FULLY FLOODED. It's almost the size of a slice of New York pizza! This sh*t is huge! And heavy as fu*k with that signature southern style diamond with a halo cased necklace. I had to put Rick Ross on here. He definitely has a lot of jewelry, but this is his trump sh*t.


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Akon's Konvict Chain
Made By: Unknown
First Seen: Unknown
Estimated Value: $50,000

The fact that he was giving these chains out to his artists like they were letterman jackets was already on some "shut the fu*k up" type sh*t. These chains are probably worth around $45,000 to $50,000 each. Out of anyone's record label in the last 10 years, I can't say anyone else went harder on actual size and presence. The meaning obviously behind being a convict is also dope. I fu*k with the design too. I remember sitting in first class with Akon once and I said, “let me see that sh*t bro!” It was very regal.


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Lil Eazy-E's Eazy-E Chain
Made By: Unknown
First Seen: 2006
Estimated Value: $20,000

This chain is no joke. His dad was the pioneer of gangsta music and I was one of his biggest fans ever. The Eazy-E chain is so perfectly made that I don't think anyone in jewelry could have made this chain any better. If you're gonna do a face in 3-D, this is the only way to go. The execution and what it represents is what made it on this list. I fu*k with it heavy.


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Lil Wayne's YM Chain
Made By: Emit
First Seen: Unknown
Estimated Value: $50,000

A big a.ss diamond prong set piece that represents his crew. I never thought that I would see anyone mimic the NY Yankees logo and make it look good, but he definitely did that! This chain is dope as fu*k. I got to hold it one time when Tyga brought it by my store. Even though I will never ever ever ever wear a NY Yankees hat in my lifetime, I have to say it is in the top 3 dopest logos on the planet, and if I was in Young Money, I would rock this chain on the daily. But just a smaller one because this sh*t is HUGE.


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Nu Jerzey Devil's Devil Chain
Made By: Ben Baller
First Seen: Unknown
Estimated Value: $35,000

A lot of people say this is our best piece of all time, not just for rappers, but the best piece we have ever made. I disagree, but I will say this piece is fu*king crazy as bat sh*t. This was probably one of our first ever truly 3-D pieces that we had to make come to life with just a basic jpeg sent to us from Nu Jerzey Devil. When we finished it, I was like DAMN! It really sh*t on so many rappers' and producers' chains that I laughed, but was proud to make it my default pic on myspace for a month or so, lol. The piece is as tall as a Sidekick2 and is heavy as fu*k, filled with rubies and black and white diamonds. The logo itself is sick, I'm just glad it's still around and he rocks it heavy, still.


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Kanye West's Murakami Jesus Piece
Made By: Takashi Murakami
First Seen: 2008
Estimated Value: $75,000

This is what you call, "not playing fair." He got the most prolific living contemporary artist on the planet to collab with him to make this design, and then made it come to life in diamonds and gold. That alone is like someone having Picasso make a charm back in the 1920s! The piece is crazy. I love art, so I'm a fan of the design and the way the diamonds were set on this was just done so tastefully!


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 6 years ago '09        #2
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Juelz Santana's Dipset Chain
Made By: Unknown
First Seen: Unknown
Estimated Value: $40,000

This is one of my personal favorites of all time. (Just because a chain is ranked higher than this, doesn't mean I like it better—it's just a top 50 overall of the best chains out there, period.) I always wanted to make or wear a Dipset chain, being a huge Dipset fan. But there were a good amount of these Dipset chains made. It's just Juelz' two-tone and two-color diamond one was the illest one made! The big a.ss heavy yellow and white Cuban? Nobody really rocked two chains on one pendant! The eagle and design was piff, the diamond setting was right, the gold was heavy, the crew and movement was one of the illest cults in hip-hop, and this was its flagship chain. There was a lot of work put into this chain. I love when the craftsmanship is on point and it shows.


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Young Jeezy's Euphanasia Chain
Made By: Unknown
First Seen: 2011
Estimated Value: $40,000

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This the newest chain to make the list and after seeing all the jewelry that's been flossed in magazines and videos, this one is that serious to make the top 50 list! Jeezy aka The Snowman don't play when it comes to his ice game, but when he busted this out a few months ago, I knew he wasn't fu*king around by entering the yellow gold game. He never really rocked anything yellow, but everyone knows yellow gold is in and ain't going anywhere for a while. So if he was going to go yellow gold, he had to go dumb hard! This is a remake of Tupac's Euphanasia chain and the replication of it is spectacular. I applaud this chain with the utmost respect. I vaguely remember seeing Pac's Euphanasia chain in person and there aren't any decent clear pics of it, but I've seen it on a photograph and never forgot the image in my head or the originality of it. Dope that Jeezy would remake this chain and rock it on a heavy rope chain keeping it old school all the way. And I just know this is a heavy piece, not a hollow bootleg joint.


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Lil Jon's "Crunk Ain't Dead" Chain
Made By: Jason of Beverly Hills
First Seen: 2007
Estimated Value: $500,000

What else is there to say besides that it made it into the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest diamond chain? Well how about the fact that it was made beautifully by my comrade Jason of Beverly Hills? The piece itself is obviously huge, completely flooded in diamonds and heavy as hell in gold on a rope chain. The only way someone could come close to fu*king with this chain would be if they made it a little bigger and made everything invisibly set. But bottom line, this is about hip-hop, and “Crunk” is a big part of hip hop, so this chain is properly placed in 5th position. And again, if you were to take away the size of this chain, you could never take away the craftsmanship or work of it. It's all the way official. Professional work as always by my boy Jason.


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Eric B and Rakim's "Paid in Full" Chains
Made By: Unknown
First Seen: 1987
Estimated Value: $100,000 each guy

Finally at the number 3 rank is Eric B and Rakim. When I first saw the Paid In Full album cover, I said, "I need some Gucci and I needs some GOLD!" fu*k the fact that this is perhaps the best hip-hop album in history, and off this album alone, Rakim was so far past any other rapper, even today. The cover was just classic and will always be in my memory. So many crazy gold chains and big a.ss gold medallions. Nobody today calls these medallions anymore because it's not worthy of the definition, but never mind that. They rocked Mercedes Benz pendants, anchor pendants. OG sh*t! You had to have money and success in hip-hop to be rocking gold. Your skills back then equated to album sales and you just didn't get a deal unless you were dope.

Those three mentioned above had to be on the list. I don't think of gold chains when I hear the name Dougie Fresh, but...


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 12-05-2011, 07:26 PM         #3
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Where is the Rocafella chain? Probably the most important chain in hiphop history
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Made By: Unknown
First Seen: 1987
Estimated Value: $40,000


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Made By: Unknown
First Seen: 2006
Estimated Value $1,000,000


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Made By: Ben Baller
First Seen: 2006
Estimated Value $50,000


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Made By: Jacob The Jeweler
First Seen: 2006
Estimated Value $28.000
 12-05-2011, 07:36 PM         #5
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 BxFinest23 said:
Where is the Rocafella chain? Probably the most important chain in hiphop history
 6 years ago '04        #6
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 BxFinest23 said:
Where is the Rocafella chain? Probably the most important chain in hiphop history
think again....


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 6 years ago '05        #7
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 BxFinest23 said:
Where is the Rocafella chain? Probably the most important chain in hiphop history
No, the deathrow chain.


And where is 50's spinning piece? You can call it corny now, but when he came out with that everybody was jocking...
 6 years ago '05        #8
Flatbush85 54 heat pts54
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"My QB peice make yall n*ggas tuck ya sh*t in" - Nas


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 6 years ago '10        #9
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I used to want that spinning G-Unit chain in my younger days
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TorontoYG 24 heat pts24
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what about the spinning g unit one l@L
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Gottagat 
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everybody had fake g unit spinnin chains

n*ggas was lookin stupid

but the real chain was crack
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StoopidVillinz 21 heat pts21
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pharrels/kanye alwayz get dope pieces
 6 years ago '05        #13
Martel 18 heat pts18
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jeezy's euphanasia chain >>>>>
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 tupacnasfan said:
Fat Joe defintely has the best chains and also the best clothes.


this n*gga back at it
 12-06-2011, 01:07 AM         #15
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 6 years ago '05        #16
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yo i remember seeing tony yayo in the mall with the g-unit spinner, it was the craziest sh*t i've ever seen. Definitely needs to have Rocafella #1, deathrow #2, G-Unit #3 , Cash Money#4 and the rest IDGAF about.
 6 years ago '07        #17
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that dipset chain is nice
 6 years ago '08        #18
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jeezys piece is dope
 6 years ago '04        #19
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honorable mentions:
fab's spinning piece
cam's working speed light piece
the BIG clipse shield piece
rza's 5 percenters star piece
nas' brolic cross
tony starks' medusa plate

n if u gon put da roc/deathrow/gunit pieces on pedestal bc of what they repped in they prime, how you gon forget the lazarus piece made by jacob the jeweler?


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