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    Red Carpet Looks From Rihanna's Diamond Ball in NYC

    Red Carpet Looks From Rihanna's Diamond Ball in NYC

    Rihanna hosted her fifth annual Diamond Ball in New York City last night - benefiting The Clara Lionel Foundation. Held at Cipriani Wall Street in Lower Manhattan, the red carpet was a fashion runway all on its own. Celebrities put on their most elegant and glamorous outfits for their grand entrance into the Ball. While some kept their accessories to a minimum, a few celebrities caught our eyes with their iced out looks.

    2 Chainz came through with an all-black suit - the perfect backdrop for his layering of necklaces - including a massive iced out basketball pendant hanging from a Cuban curb link chain. Down to his wrists, both were dressed with matching Cuban link and diamond tennis bracelets, as well as a classic time piece. 

     

    Not to be outdone by his wife, Offset, came through dripping in a navy blue tux with silver detailing which he complimented with various silver accessories - including, a hefty diamond rock on his ring finger and a couple cuban link bracelets to accompany his iced out watch.

    With a name like Moneybagg Yo, the rapper, decked out in a red suit and some black shades, was glistening on the red carpet with a pair of diamond stud earrings, iced out grillz (to keep that smile shining), and a few Cuban curb link chains to contrast with the black turtleneck under his suit. 

     

    Meek Mill wasn’t too flashy this year, keeping it pretty basic in a black suit, white collared shirt, and not tie - but in its place was a silver link chain. For Meek, we loved this simplistic approach. 

    Fat Joe brought some Latin flavor onto the red carpet with his light blue suit, button-downed shirt as a few silver chain peaked through. He also had each wrist glistening with a bracelet accessory and a silver watch. To top it off, he sported some dark tinted aviators. 

     

    Trae Tha Truth "I had one of the first 3D pieces ever."

    Trae Tha Truth "I had one of the first 3D pieces ever."

    Trae Tha Truth is a Houston legend. With a mantra to continue to excel, grow, and get better with each passing day, the H-town MC gives back in ways beyond the music. His activism efforts in saving the community from the floods directly coincides with the realness he spits into his rhymes.


    His projects offer a breath of fresh air into the hip-hop game, in this new age of social media antics and clout-chasing. Most recently, real name Frazier Thompson III unleashed a 12-track project titled Exhale, with no guest features. King Ice caught up with Trae Tha Truth at his album listening at Diamond on Fairfax.


    What is the most expensive jewelry you’ve ever purchased?

    I got so much jewelry, it don’t even make sense. I’m not really even into jewelry like that…


    You got chains on chains!

    Yeah but if I wore everything I had, it’d be a lot. Everything of mine costs. Everything’s real.

     
    Can you describe your jewelry style?

    Creative.


    Most iconic hip-hop chain?

    Probably some of the first ones. The Roots Aviators, I had one of the first 3D pieces ever. The Boondocks. The Trae face.

    Trae The Truth Face Chain
    14k Gold 3D rendition of Trae The Truth's face.

    Trae The Truth Boondocks Chain
    Trae The Truth Boondocks Chain. Riley of the show The Boondocks wearing  white gold 'ABN' shirt with an iced out yellow gold diamond stone face.

     

    What do you want your legacy to be?

    Whatever make my kids proud.

    King Ice Drops 2nd Death Row Records Jewelry Collection

    King Ice Drops 2nd Death Row Records Jewelry Collection

    Celebrating West Coast Hip-Hop

    King Ice, the Los Angeles-based jewelry brand, has laced some of the most notable hip-hop acts over the last decade including Wu-Tang Clan, Chief Keef, Odd Future and Snoop Dogg with their ice. They’ve also collaborated with the likes of Playstation, Spongebob Squarepants and Champion. With their roots in music and pop culture, it comes as no surprise that the brand has been tapped to deliver a new collection of Death Row Records jewelry.

    Death Row Records, the iconic record label founded by Suge Knight in 1991, is responsible for delivering iconic albums and artists into the fold, establishing a new era of West Coast hip-hop with artists such as Dr. Dre, Tupac, Snoop Dogg and more. Paying homage to the label, the collection features a XL Death Row Records pendant, a Death Row Records spinner medallion and a Death Row Records chain set.

     

    King Ice makes its chains, pendants, bracelets and earrings with hand set stones and cutting edge technology to create hip hop jewelry that captures the true essence of the culture. All men’s pendants come plated in 14K gold or rhodium to provide premium shine and protection. The pendants also include hand set stones that come placed along a micro pave setting to create better design layouts.

    The Death Row Records x King Ice jewelry collection is available now for prices starting at $100 USD https://www.kingice.com/collections/the-death-row-collection

    via HypeBeast: https://hypebeast.com/2019/9/king-ice-death-row-records-jewelry-collection

    The Season is Upon Us, Achieve These NBA Players' Looks!

    The Season is Upon Us, Achieve These NBA Players' Looks!

    We’re just weeks away from the 2019-20 NBA Regular Season commencing and I don’t know about you, but we’re excited. A lot of shifts have been made over the Summer and it’ll be thrilling to see how it all goes down. From Kyrie making the move to Brooklyn, Kemba taking on the reigns in Boston, the Lakers stocking up on players, and making the West competitive again - it’s expected to be an entertaining year. So we hope.

    But before all the hoop-la, let’s bask in our favorite jewelry-filled looks spotted on the League’s biggest stars. And how you, too, can achieve these looks as colder months lie ahead.

    The pre-game walk into the locker rooms has sort of become mini runway shows for NBA players. Paparazzi ready to capture the players’ in their casual state before putting on their uniforms.

    Chris Paul

    Chris Paul has undoubtedly stood out from most when it comes to personal style. On the way to the locker room before every game, there’s no doubt that him, and his long-time stylist, Courtney Mays, have pieced together a photo-worthy ‘fit. In the photo above, he pairs his Jordan Brand, “Coming to America” inspired sports bomber jacket with a few gold owl pendants, overlaying atop a plain white tee, and a gold watch. 

    King ice

    While you stock up on your white tees, and search for the perfect Fall bomber jacket, pick up our 14K Gold Owl Necklace and 14K Gold Royal CZ Watch to match. 

     

     

    Westbrook’s pre-game walk is ALWAYS a fashion show. The stylish baller never disappoints with his boldly pieced ‘fits. Gold MIami Cuban Curb Chain

    Above, Westbrook pairs his Coogi sweater with all-gold accessories - including a cuban curb chain, watch and gold-rimmed shades.

     

    The "King" crowns his 'fit with this pendant and pairs it with a gold ring on his index finger.  

     

    Step out like royalty as you ice up your fingers with one of our 14K Gold, or Sterling Silver rings

     

    Carmelo Anthony’s current NBA struggles, as he tries to find a new home, carries on, we take time to appreciate his many stylish ensembles. This clean 'fit finds Melo contrasting his black long-sleeve with this tan peacoat and gold pendant chain. The all black shades  also completes the look. 

     

     

    PeeWee LongWay "My first chain was $50,000"

    PeeWee LongWay "My first chain was $50,000"

    Peewee Longway

    Peewee Longway is one of the originators of the Atlanta trap wave, coming up alongside the likes of legends such as Young Thug. In fact, Gucci Mane signed him to his label without even hearing his music. Real name Quincy Williams embodies a rapper who came out the mud and found music to be his calling. No matter what hardships or adversities you face in life, rapping served as an outlet and coping mechanism to want more for yourself and achieve your wildest dreams.

    Most recently, real name Quincy Williams unleashed his Blue M&M 4 project, with features from Quavo, YFN Lucci, and NBA Youngboy. In fact, YB actually used to look up to Peewee as one of his biggest influences.

    King Ice caught up with Longway in his few days in Los Angeles to chat about his take on jewelry and chains.


    Most expensive piece of jewelry you’ve ever purchased?

    My first chain like this was $50,000. My earrings are $50,000. 

    What are your go to pieces with your jewelry collection.

    I’m not really a jewelry fan. I started wearing the jewelry when I started rapping. I was low key, I don’t wanna be wearing all this shit.

     

    Because you didn’t want the attention?

    Nah, I didn’t. But you know... just flows. 

     

     

     How do you pick what to wear with your outfits?

    I don’t, sometimes you might go get some tee’s. It depends on what kind of shirt you got on. I’m wearing Givenchy right now. You can just throw anything on top of this, this a crew neck kind of shirt. But if you got another kind of collar on, you might wanna put these on: the diamond choker. 

     

    What’s most important to you when buying jewelry (the cut, diamond, size)?

    Definitely has to the quality of the diamond fasho. We want all the way clarity, then we gonna have to go with the size of the cut and the color guard. They all gotta match, it gotta be VVS. 

     

    What record label had the most iconic chain in your opinion?

    I don’t know. I ain’t into all that shit.

     

    What advice do you have for someone who wants to do what you do?

    I can’t say do what I do, you gotta be better than me. Don’t do what I do. [chuckles] Because what works for me don’t work for you. You gotta go harder. Don’t do what I do, do you. That’s what makes you, you.

     

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    The Blue M&M 4 tracklist:
    1. Wakanda
    2. Whole Lotta Love
    3. Fiji Water
    4. Up Up
    5. Frost Bite
    6. Party (ft. YoungBoy Never Broke Again)
    7. Side Chicc (ft. MPA Wicced)
    8. Smell
    9. Strong
    10. White Chicc’s (ft. Krazy Blaxc)
    11. Wont Fit
    12. PMWC (ft. YFN Lucci)
    13. Youngins
    14. Bags (ft. MPA HeadShakur)
    15. Murder Rate (ft. Quavo)