Custom Jewelry in Early Hip-Hop (III)
The 80s were the times for rappers to show their gold, and some guys thought that “bigger is better”. We are gonna talk about such guys in this blog. Starting with two guys who have made one of the greatest albums in the history of Hip-Hop.. And, possibly the greatest debut album in the history of Hip-Hop. Some of you already guessed that we were talking about Eric B. and Rakim, cover image on the blog might have helped you.
Eric B. and Rakim shining with their music and Custom Jewelry in the 80s
Before talking about 80s Hip-Hop Jewelry, let’s talk about the album that is himself is pure gold, or I might even say platinum album. Eric B and Rakim recorded Paid in Full in 1987,. I think even they didn’t expect how historically significant album they were going to make. Paid in Full is credited as a benchmark album of the golden age of Hip-Hop. In 19995, when the album has sold more than 1 million albums, Recording Industry Association of America certified it platinum. Rakim himself pioneered the use of internal rhymes, and by doing this, he set a higher standard of lyricism. He himself was a 80s Hip-Hop Jewel. Rolling Stones magazine also respected this album, and put it on number 61# on the list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. You can listen to this monumental work if you click here.
As you can see on the album cover, these guys were ready to shine in both meanings of this word. When you look at this cover, you tell yourself “I need some gold”. This cover is a classic, and these big ass gold they are wearing are one of the reasons you will remember this cover, they also put an extra brick to the memorableness factor. Giant chain and rocking the Mercedes Benz pendants and anchor pendant. When you are making an album of such caliber, you yourself have to shine on the same level. These is how Eric B and Rakim shown their Jewelry in the world of 80s Hip-Hop
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