The Evolution of Jay Z’s Chain

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Posted September 3, 2013 by steffan in Fashion & Style

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In case you missed it, Jay Z (sans hyphen) and Justin Timberlake (sans fedora) premiered the music video for “Holy Grail” yesterday, via Facebook no less, and you didn’t even have to buy a Samsung product just to view the damn thing. Directed by Anthony Mandler, who’s worked with Jay Z on similarly epic videos for “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)” and “Run This Town,” imagery of guns, artfully covered women, and plenty of black clothes run rampant in the visuals. The show stealer, however, is Jay Z’s big ass chain. While it’s nowhere near as obnoxious as the likes of T-Pain or Kanye West, the huge Cuban link necklace is about as subtle as a bag of bricks. That inspired us to take a look back at Jay Z’s long history of bling, from his initial rise to prominence in the ’90s to the layered chains he wore on the Legends of the Summer Tour, we compiled a brief review of his accessory game.

Check the list out right HERE.

 


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