When I wrote the 10 Most Ridiculous Rapper Chains feature I couldn't have imagined that it would end up on the front page of Digg. I gotta give a shout out to my homey Rizoh for helping the shit go viral on that ass.
There was so much response to the feature that I've decided to present to you 10 More Ridiculous Rapper Chains.
Not only is N.O.R.E. the poster boy for P90X (I keed, I keed...N.O.R.E. is on his health game now), he also wears an iced out box of Newport's around his neck. The chain actually says "Noreport" which I assume is an even more discounted brand of Newport's. The box opens so N.O.R.E. can store things in it like his less embarrassing jewelry. Here is a better photo:
9. BUSTA RHYMES
It's difficult for me to even bring myself to comment on this foolishness. I understand that Busta Rhymes is proud of being from New York. I'm proud of being from Toronto, Canada...but if you ever see me wearing an iced out Toronto Blue Jays hat and an iced out Rogers Centre (AKA Skydome) around my neck, please kill me.
8. LIL' FLIP
Apparently Lil' Flip is the king of something? Hopefully the wings are enough to help Flip fly away from the Rap game. Also grown men don't wear the words "fly boy" around their necks.
7. SEAN KINGSTON
It's a lot better than Kingston's crayon box chain. That being said, it's just too much. This is the chain Kingston reportedly got stolen awhile back. I hope he wrote a thank you letter to the person who stole the chain. And if he didn't, I'm sure his neck sent some well wishes. I just don't see the point. The label is called "Time Is Money Ent." and there are dollar signs everywhere. Yep...a ton of thought went into this one.
Unless you were elected to public office, there is no need to where capitol buildings around your neck. I know Pain loves Florida but maybe he should have opted for an orange or something.
5. GUCCI MANE
Guess who is in business if they ever wanna play ring toss? I mean take your pick here. Da hood may love Gucci Mane but whoever drank a bottle of that purple stuff and made the "So Icey" chain is SO fired. I mean wow. That looks like a bigger version of something you might get out of the 25 cent gum machine. "Da Hood Luv Me" one is a little better but it just screams "I won a contest and I have to wear this."
I've known my two best friends for years. I always roll with them and we've had some great times together (pause). I would NEVER wear them around my neck. Pharrell is a nerd (no dots) for this. Call me crazy but I don't think grown men should have these many colors hangin from them. "Ya colors too bright."
If I was going to spend thousands of dollars on a chain I would want to make sure it didn't look like a 4th grade class art project. I would also not ice out my album cover and wear it around my neck. The album was cool but it aint "Thriller." You think anyone gonna be impressed by the "Definition Of Real" album 20 years from now? You think old folks gonna be rockin' to "Bust It Baby Pt. 2?" Good luck selling that one back to Jacob when the repo vans come.
2. PETEY PABLO
"Who am I?" You're someone with a chain no one over the age of six should be wearing. Your eyes aren't deceiving you. That's Petey Pablo rocking "The Brain" from "Pinky and The Brain" around his neck. Much like the cartoon show itself, Petey's career was cancelled after 4 seasons.
This is what's called "ballin' on a budget." Here is another look at Jibbs chain:
You'll notice Jibbs had the jeweler double up on the "BB." You know the conversation went like this:
Jeweler: If you want to separate the B's it's gonna be another $4,000.
Jibbs: You know what...don't worry about...actually just a second (Jibbs whispers to manager "how many units have I sold this week?") Yeah don't worry about it.
I wonder why rappers always feel the need to have red, blue, pink, and orange jewels? Why can't anyone just rock gold rope chains and call it a day?