Classic Old School Bling


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Blender magazine compiled a photo history of classic old school bling back when jewelry meant a little more than a means to brag about what you have. Back in the day, jewelry was a rapper’s one-of-a-kind glittering showpiece created as a image of their self-identity. Today, not so much.

Take for instance the turntable piece above owned by the Mathematiks. “The turntable is built on a spindle and actually has a spring, so if you apply a little pressure, it bounces like a real turntable.”

Ever dreamt of having the blinged-out necklaces and medallions that you see flaunted everywhere? While you keep saving for that pipe dream, Maxim.com has compiled a list of the “The Best Bling Ever.” From Ghostface Killah to the “King of Bling” himself, Slick Rick, check out your favorite stars showing off their astonishing gold, diamonds, and more right here.



 


10 Responses to “Classic Old School Bling”

  1. 1
    Bsoul says:

    Both pieces are gaudy.

  2. 2
    miguellopez says:

    rihanna is on the list of people mag’s 100 most beautiful.

    sorry haters, U LOST AGAIN.

    btw, peep this video bout the fashion police insulting beyonce’s grammy dress and says that rihanna is original and trendy. lol@man say tina knowles got that dress from a reject home shelter.

    http://www.eonline.com/videos/index.jsp?channelID=search&mediaID=26786

  3. 3
    Bsoul says:

    Wrong thread Miguel….

    You were doing so well, what happened?

  4. 4
    MUNCHOSGIRL says:

    SANDRA CAN YOU GUESS WHICH BLOGGER WILL BE ON HOT 97 WITH MISS JONES? I’LL GIVE YOU A HINT, WHITE, SOUNDS LIKER PARIS HILTON!

  5. 5
    MUNCHOSGIRL says:

    Internet blogger/TV personality Perez Hilton will join Miss Jones’ Morning Show next week on New York Hip-Hop station Hot 97, AllHipHop.com has learned.

    Hilton, who was labeled the #1 web celebrity by Forbes Magazine in 2007, will join Miss Jones starting May 5th.

    The gossip blogger will provide Miss Jones with the “Hot 97 Perez Hilton Update,” which is a minute long synopsis of the latest celebrity gossip that will air everyday at 8:00 am.

  6. 6
    MUNCHOSGIRL says:

    IT’S OKAY MIGUEL, BEYONCE IS ON THERE TOO, 5 YEARS AND COUINTING. NOW RUNTELDAT!

  7. 7
    MUNCHOSGIRL says:

    COUNTING *TYPO*

  8. 8
    Coo Coo Bananas says:

    Hot97? I can see if it were Z100 but Hot97? Whatever. I don’t even listen.

  9. 9
    brwnsugga4you says:

    i concur…hot97…pls.

  10. 10
    Bird says:

    Blender magazine compiled a photo history of classic old school bling back when jewelry meant a little more than a means to brag about what you have.
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    Flashy jewelry meant the same thing back then as it does now. It’s the wearer shouting, “Look what I can afford yall!”

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