Charlamagne Tha God gave Lauren London with a very detailed Nipsey Hussle pendant.
“The Breakfast Club” co-host decided to honor Nipsey Hussle in a unique way while also showing the rapper’s widow, Lauren London, some love. The custom jewelry was designed by famed jewelry designer Greg Yuna, who spoke with Hypebeast about the creative process behind the piece.
“I originally wanted to make a tribute piece regardless of being approached, but to make one with this purpose was even more fulfilling,” Yuna said. “I had to find the best picture of him that I thought would be most suitable and iconic.”
Yuna included the phrase “God will rise” at the back of the pendant which is the meaning behind Nipsey Hussle’s name. The jeweler explains that he spent hours on his computer doing the design before doing a 3D print on a high tech 3D printing machine. “Finally, we cast it in gold and laser in the tattoos and do the finishing touches including the hand-selected full cut diamond in his ear,” he said.”
Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed on March 31st in Los Angeles. The late rapper has been celebrated by the hip hop community since his untimely death.