8 Jan 2023

Author Vikki Tobak highlights importance of jewellery in hip-hop culture

Culture Correspondent

Whether it’s diamond-encrusted grills, oversized chains or rings, jewellery is a cornerstone of hip-hop culture – as one rapper puts it “my jewels are my superhero suit”.

Now a new book of iconic images of rappers and their jewels spanning 40 years tells the story of hip hop through a new lens. Minnie Stephenson reports on the history of bling.