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Roddy Ricch Cops Nipsey Hussle Tribute Chain From Rap Jeweler Eliantte

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ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 27: Roddy Ricch performs in Concert During - The Anti Social Tour - at The Masquerade on January 27, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.(Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage)

While Roddy Ricch has yet to acknowledge that viral Rolling Loud remix, he did debut a meaningful chain dedicated to his fellow Southern Californian mentor and collaborator, Nipsey Hussle.

The late Crenshaw legend is shown rocking a blue bandana while surrounded by an iced out crown of thorns. In the New Testament, Jesus is said to have worn this kind of crown prior to his crucifixion. 

Roddy, a local of the nearby Compton neighborhood, wrote alongside the IG Story selfie, "I love you big bro @nipseyhussle." Also tagged was one of hip-hop's favorite jewelers and the designer of the piece, Elliot Eliantte.

Eliantte's over 1 million IG followers got a closer look at the "memorial charm." It's actually reversible and features a shot of someone else likely close to Roddy on the other side. Eliantte fixed an expensive Patek Phillippe watch for his client as well.

Previously, Roddy tapped the New York-based jeweler to craft seven matching championship rings worth a reported $250,000 for him and his team to mark his first Grammy win for Best Rap Performance for "Racks in the Middle" with Nipsey Hussle and Hit-Boy. His No. 1 album 'Please Excuse Me For Being Antisocial' called for a custom chain, too.

Keeping the Cali love strong, Roddy later linked with Snoop Dogg for the first time at a studio. "Compton and Long Beach 2gether now u know u in trouble," Snoop suggested. 

Speaking with Variety last December, Roddy recalled the first time he "officially hung out" with Nipsey when he was 18, years after meeting him as a young kid around Crenshaw. "He’d be in the streets for real. If he was certain places and you'd see him, he’d say what’s up," he said.

 

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