Bling: The Hip-Hop Jewellery Handbook
This stunning collection of the wildest and the brightest in outlandish jewels treats readers to the decisive showcase of all things bling. Connoisseurs Reggie Osse and Gabriel Tolliver consider the influence of bling on the burgeoning 1980s hip-hop scene, unearth its possible historical exponents such as 'Sun King' Louis XIV, and bring the subject right up to present-day pop culture, showing how artists such as J-Lo and 50 Cent have carved their very personas from dripping themselves liberally in gold and diamonds. Mixing commentary with flamboyant photographs of hip-hop's biggest stars, Bling reveals the history and the mystery of this ultimate extravagance with style. So if you want to know your ice from your truck jewels, how to go about cleaning and flipping your rocks, or, if you simply wish to read a brilliantly well-informed history of hip-hop's much-hallowed Golden Age, Bling will certainly illuminate you. All that glitters may not be gold but it's bound to be blingin'.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
50 Cent ADORNED album cover Anton Arabo Arshad artists Avianne B-BOY began BISHOP DON bling bling BLING LIFESTYLE blinged-out brother C-Murder Cash Money Millionaires celebrities Chris client clientele color created Dave Chappelle Debbie Debbie's dental dentists diamond district dookie ropes dudes Eddie EDDIE'S GOLD TEETH Eightball & MJG emerald famous FIGHT THE POWER Flavor Flav gemstone glasses gold fronts hip-hop culture Jacob JACOB ARABO Jay-Z JERMAINE DUPRI jeweler Just-Ice karat KING OF BUNG late Lil Jon Manny Manny's Master metal Miami Nelly NICKY Nicky Barnes Noreaga Notorious B.I.G. ounce Outkast painted percent pure pimp cup Pixel platinum Precision Ceramics pure gold Rakim rappers red gold removable grill RING rock rubies sapphire SHOUT-OUT signature pieces Slick Rick Snoop Dogg SPINNER MEDALLION sported Sri Lanka stars started stones Suriname term bling Tito Tito's truck jewelry underground wanted watches YORK CITY