Hip Hop Grillz
Rappers have been wearing hip hop grillz since the mid-1980s. A grill is a set of caps that covers several teeth; it is usually made out of gold, silver or some other precious metal and is embedded with gem stones such as diamonds and emeralds. The idea behind a hip hop grill is for the owner to show that he has so much money that he can even put jewelry on his teeth.
For about a decade, hip hop grills were strictly the province of professional rap artists. In the mid-1990s, however, this changed. Today, hip hop fans of all kinds are wearing grills on their teeth as part of the popular urban gangster look. Today's grills may still be made of real gold and other expensive materials and custom molded to individual teeth. However, an equally large selection of grills are now available that are made from less expensive look-alike materials and that mold to fit teeth after they are placed on them.
Hip Hop Grillz for Gangster Fashion
Sometimes, urban fashion fans prefer to wear one real gold or silver cap on one tooth, often embedded with one diamond. This is a more economical option than covering multiple teeth, yet it still allows a person to show off their bling in true gangster style. Thug Fashion is an online store that carries gangster accessories of all kinds, including items made out of genuine precious metals and gems. Thug Fashion can be contacted at 818-955-8449, 818-235-0112 (fax), or at 103 W. Alameda Ave., Suite 130, Burbank CA 91502.