The Estimated Value for Slick Rick's chains are $250,000
Est Value for Rick Ross Head Medallion: $1,500,000
This unique Egyptian Symbol Chain cost Kanye as estimated $300,000
Soulja Boy's "The World is Yours" chain is estimated at $500,000
Gucci Mane has an eclectic collection of pieces
Estimated Value of Pharrell's Ice Cream Chains:$1,000,000
Sean Kingston Crayon Box Chain Valued at $500,000
Lil John's "Crunk Ain't Dead" piece comes out to about $500,000
Busta Rhymes reps NYC with his chains
Wacka Flocka Flame rocks out with a $100,000 chain of the Muppets' character from which he gets his name, Fozzie Bear
2 Chainz is usually seen with more than just the mandatory 2 chains
Jay Z is never one to go overboard on the jewelry front, but he's still stunting on us with a solid gold oversized cuban link chain priced at approx. $200,000
Riff Raff takes the custom of wearing chains to a whole new level with his diverse collection of ironic (?) pieces.
Skool Boy loves his cereal so much, he iced out the boxes!
T-Pain's "Big Ass Chain" is 197 karats, and approximately $410,000
We know this last one isn't a rapper but Indian businessman Datta Phuge is definitely balling out hard with his gold shirt alone worth $250,000
Take a peak at some of the most ridiculous, expensive chains out there!
From its birth, Hip Hop culture has been majorly influential for a lot of fashion trends. One of the most recognizable is the sporting of chains. But why do rappers wear these flashy pieces of jewelry? There are probably a ton of different theories and possibilities as to why but some think that wearing "ostentatious articles indicate monetary success. Since most rappers come from low or middle income upbringings, it also represents their rise to success, especially if all odds were against them prior to their careers". However these beautiful symbols of success "not only portray the fact that they have money, but also represent literal chaining, a practice that was done during the times of slavery. They wear chains as a symbol of paying homage; in an ironic twist, however, they put themselves in the very chains that their ancestors worked so hard to get out of".
All in all, the wearing of chains is an important element of hip hop and will remain a staple symbol in the culture. In honor of this iconic fashion trend, we've put together a list of some of the flashiest most out-there pieces in the game! Check out the unique designs and what rappers are willing to dish out for their jewelry.