Cobby Supreme: "$5,000 For This Little Itty Bitty Cross."
The world will never fully recover from the loss of Nipsey Hussle. For Cobby Supreme, he lost his best friend. The All Money In rapper actually began All Money Business with the late Slauson rapper, opening his own AMB apparel store right there on Crenshaw Blvd. Both a part of the Rolling 60’s, Cobby always played the big brother role to Nip in the hood.
Featured on songs “Checc Me Out” and “H-Town” off Crenshaw, Cobby will always be well-respected in the streets. The South Central Los Angeles native purchased his first car at the young age of 13, hustling and grinding just like he is today. King Ice chatting with Cobby to discuss his jewelry preferences, and the Rollie on his wrist.
What was the first jewelry piece you had?
I done had a whole bunch of this shit. [chuckles] I done had too much of this shit. I always been a n*gga to have some rings, a watch, and a chain. You can pull up old pictures and see me with that shit.
How old were you?
It was in my family. I was seeing my uncles and my aunties with that shit. Growing up as kids, my mama had me with some rings, a little chain on, and some earrings. I don’t know, I think it’s some African shit. N*ggas just like to shine. You see that shit? [points to wrist] That shit look good don’t it? That’s a 41, a Rolex. I bought this for myself for Christmas this year.
[homies start laughing] Why they laughing?
They know me.
Is that the most expensive piece of jewelry you own?
No. I done had a whole bunch of shit. This is probably my 9th Rolly. Just throughout my life you know, you live. I done had a bunch of watches.
Do you just rotate them?
Yeah. Every now and then, I might throw the gold one on. Might throw the two-tone Oyster Perpetual on or the Presidential. That’s some African shit, n*ggas like jewelry.
You actually use it to tell time?
Yeah see, I’m actually one of them n*ggas who check his watch. I see the date on my shit. [chuckles] Everybody don’t use it like that. You ask a n*gga for the time, they gon’ look at their phone.
You like watches more than chains?
Shit, I like chains and shit too. I don’t got on no big ass chain now but this little motherfucker right here works. This a nice bullet, it’s worth something. This piece right here is $5,000 just for this little itty bitty cross. That’s beautiful huh?
Of course. I’m 100% real, I’m Cobby Supreme. 100% real.
What do you want your legacy to be?
I want my legacy to be a guy that came from a certain area, stood up and didn’t accept the things that area only had for him. I went out, went on a journey and found the things that was for me. I want to leave it down to the kids. My mission is to make the people around me millionaires, own more businesses, own some stock. I know this in the industry: a lot of guys don’t do this shit, and that’s why they pay attention to Nip.
See I’ve always been a little quiet but in the background, that’s what I’ve always been doing. I’ve always had a spot, either a dispensary or a clothing store. A lot of guys do this shit after they get the money. It’s a little different for me because I’m doing this shit before I get the big ol’ bag. That’s what I try to teach everybody around me: when you get your crumbs, you put it into something. I ain’t take my little money and go crazy, buy all the jewelry in the world or all the fancy cars. I want to own shit.