Imagine New York City in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s when a new genre of music, Hip Hop, became the new Rock n’ Roll. Clubs featured dance offs of the best hip hop moves like “the wop” and “the snake”, and rappers and beatboxers took the stage. A new era of music was born.
From New York City to streaming around the world in 2015, rap music has become very popular. Some rappers have left a substantial mark on the industry (due to their diverse style and leading talent), which has made them rich. It’s not only music that’s making dollar signs rain down on famous rappers, but also investment opportunities and endorsements that are available to them at every turn. With opportunity at their doorsteps, many famous rappers have cashed in and made a fortune. For proof of this, just listen to the lyrics of a typical rap song.
One of the most common tropes in rap music is a rapper’s extensive jewelry collection. Which rappers have the most extravagant jewelry collections? We found 10 rappers who went above and beyond to show how much money they can dangle around their necks. These rappers, already millionaires, were far from worried how much these precious jewels would set them back. Who made the list and how much did they spend? Here are 10 rappers who dropped a load of cash on bling, all of which are coincidentally chains. Let’s take a look!
#10 – Yung Joc’s Hustlenomics Chain ($50,000)
It seems like a long time since Yung Joc came out with the hit “It’s Goin’ Down” from the 2006 album “New Joc City.” You would think that Joc would be a lot older than he is, but he’s only 31 years old. We haven’t heard a lot from the rapper since his debut album or his follow up in 2007, but it appears that he has a new album in the works to be released sometime in 2015.
Joc’s second album was “Hustlenomics” and was released in 2007. The chain that Joc bought to accompany the release of the album was pretty impressive, even if it is just a giant letter ‘H’ with the name of his album spread across of it. The “Hustlenomics” chain looks incredibly heavy, so it’s no surprise that Joc needed a very thick chain to hold it up. We can’t wait to see what the 2015 album’s chain will look like.
#9 – Young Jeezy’s Certified USDA Chain ($100,000)
Young Jeezy’s rap career goes back to 2001, but it wasn’t until his third album called “Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101” that people started to take notice. Ever since the album reached number one on the US Rap charts, the rest of Young Jeezy’s albums have followed suit (yes, believe it or not, all four of them). His latest album, called “Seen It All: The Autobiography”, features the single “Seen It All” with Jay-Z, which had made its way into the top 20 charts.
USDA stands for the United States Department of Agriculture. Young Jeezy wears the USDA chain around his neck to show that he is indeed certified by government property. It’s usually a certification that is given to beef, so maybe Jeezy just thinks of himself as livestock or a prime piece of meat. For someone so wealthy, you’d think he’d value himself more.
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