Published Fri, July 1, 2022 at 11:54 AM EDT
Ice Cold. A Hip-Hop Jewelry History, which explores the photographic history of how Hip-Hop redefined the world of jewelry, luxury, and style, is on the way this September.
Written by Vikki Tobak (author of Contact High: A Visual History Of Hip-Hop), the book features a foreword by Hip-Hop legend Slick Rick and essays by A$AP Ferg, LL COOL J, Kevin “Coach K’ Lee and Pierre “P” Thomas of Quality Control Music, taking readers on their personal journeys into their world of jewelry. Spanning the history of Hip-Hop jewelry from the 1980s to today, Tobak explores the work of pioneering jewelers such as Tito Caicedo of Manny’s, Eddie Plein, and Jacob the Jeweler as well as newer artisans such as Avianne & Co., Ben Baller/IF & Co., G.
A compilation of storytelling and visuals, the book features hundreds of major Hip-Hop stars, including Run-DMC’s gold Adidas pendants and Eric B. & Rakim’s dookie rope, as it takes a look at the cultural significance and influence of rappers and their jewelry. The book features the work of leading photographers, including Wolfgang Tillmans, Janette Beckman, Jamel Shabazz, Timothy White, Gillian Laub, David LaChapelle, Danny Clinch, Chris Buck, Mike Miller, Phil Knott, Raven B. Varona, Al Pereira, Albert Watson and more.
Ice Cold. A Hip-Hop Jewelry History arrives in September.