While many modern rappers are focused on delivering the best beats to dance to or the most catchy lyrics to sing along to, there is one rapper who seems to do things a little bit differently. In fact, calling him a rapper might wrongfully describe his work.
Kendrick Lamar is one of the most influential rappers in American history. Famous for his poetic protest music and his intentionally spoken-word style, Lamar has truly become one of the biggest names in pop culture as a whole.
With all of this notoriety comes a lot of success. This messiah of music has shown off his royal status by getting himself a crown of thorns headpiece. You will never believe how much this cost him.
Let’s take a look at how much he spent on this beautiful piece, as well as some of the other pieces in his collection.
Crown of Thorns Headpiece
We don’t really think any rapper would be able to embody Jesus Christ in the same way that Kendrick Lamar can, and his thorns headpiece only solidifies the fact that his music transcends genres and inches closer to gospel music.
The crown of thorns is symbolic of the same crown of thorns that Jesus wore on the cross in many depictions. It symbolizes a painful burden, such as suffering, guilt, or anxiety. In the bible, the crown of thorns was placed on Jesus’ head before he was crucified.
According to the creators of the piece, this crown features 8,000 micro pavé diamonds equaling over 136 carats. It also weighs 200g, and it took more than 1,300 hours of work by four craftsmen.
As you can see, this is an intricate piece that naturally ran a high price tag. And that price? Just a measly $1.5 million. This piece made its debut on the cover of Lamar’s album Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers,but he has continued to wear it at many of his live performances.
We’re at least happy to see that he’s getting good use out of such an expensive piece. But this one-of-a-kind headpiece is one of those few circumstances where we can see the value behind spending so much on a piece of jewelry. After all, this is a lot more than just a crown — it symbolizes so much more for the rapper.
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While we might not be able to devote 1,300 hours to craft an exact replica of this headpiece, we can let you customize your very own piece to suit your style. At 6 Ice, you can choose between word pendants and picture pendants, having full control of your end product from the very beginning.
Choose your base metal, your custom design, and then finish it off with a matching chain. The customizable options are truly endless, and you don’t need to be a multi-millionaire to get your hands on pieces you’ll love.
Kendrick Lamar’s Jewelry Collection
While Lamar is not as open about his jewelry collection as many other rappers in the industry, he can still be seen wearing tons of different pieces — especially during his live shows.
Let’s review his collection so you can get some ideas for crafting a look all your own.
Kendrick’s lyrics are moving and complex, and his music videos are also cinematic to match the tone. With that in mind, he pulled out all the visual stops in his music video for the standout track “N95” on his album Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers.
In one of the scenes, we see Lamar lying on a bed around halfway through the video. At that point, you probably noticed this giant, intricate, diamond-encrusted chain hanging around his neck. If you look closely, you can see that the chain spells out the letters of Lamar’s media company PgLang, which he shares with Dave Free.
We don’t really know much about the necklace as far as pricing goes, and we haven’t really seen him wear it since then. But what we do know is that it’s a stunning piece that steals the scenes that it’s featured in.
Our custom word pendants can let you embody your own media company around your neck, as well as any word or phrase you like. Plus, since they’re backed by our lifetime guarantee, you can rest assured that you’re getting top quality right out the gate.
Day- Date Gold Watch
Watches are functional pieces of jewelry that are usually a staple of any rapper’s wardrobe. And while Lamar doesn’t seem to have a vast collection, there seems to be one timepiece he loves to wear all the time.
It’s a classic Day-Date with a yellow gold case and a champagne dial. It’s sophisticated and poised — exactly what we’d expect from a rapper of such high status. You can see him wearing this piece in his video for “Poetic Justice,” but he just seems to like to wear it around, too.
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Last but not least, you’ll almost always see Lamar wearing a classic Cuban chain around his neck. This is likely to symbolize hip hop’s origins, but regardless of the reason, it’s impossible not to look like a million bucks when you have one of these around your neck.
Lamar seems to favor white gold as opposed to yellow gold chains, probably because they look more like platinum. They have a sophisticated style that feels more “in-tune” with the rapper’s personality, so it makes a lot of sense for him to have this preference. Regardless, they are the perfect way to take a boring look to a whole new level.
6 Ice has a wide selection of Cuban chains in all varieties to suit your needs. Take a look at our collection and pick a few that make you feel like an even better version of yourself.
Kendrick Lamar is one of the most influential lyricists of our time, and his jewelry game is just as revolutionary. His crown of thorns piece is a work of art that can really only be pulled off by someone with his status. And when you pair that with his high-priced watch or Cuban chains, you’ve got yourself an all-around look that is entirely unique to him.
We’re not saying you should entirely copy his style, but we do think you should draw some inspiration as you craft a look of your own. 6 Ice has a wide collection of everything you need to get yourself started.