Chaining Day: Hottest Rap Crew Chains of All-Time [Poll]

Make the crew, get the chain. It’s a time-honored tradition in hip-hop. Who could ever forget the footage of Jay-Z and Damon Dash welcoming Kanye West to Roc-a-Fella Records by draping the label’s chain over his neck? The concert scene was included in the waning seconds of ‘Ye’s classic “Through the Wire” video. Young Jeezy welcomed former XXL Freshman Freddie Gibbs to his Corporate Thugz label by putting the crew’s piece around his neck this past weekend. But which crew had the hottest all-time chain in the game? The Roc’s record chain was pretty mean, but then again so was the No Limit tank piece. How about the Ruff Ryders’ R? Young Money’s interlocking Y and M stands out, not to mention, it’s pretty flattering to the New York Yankees iconic logo. The debate of which crew rocked the hottest chain can go on and on, but here’s some of the best bling.

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    Young Jeezy
    Jizzle rocking the CTE chain.
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    12. Young Money Records
    Highly influenced by the iconic logo of the New York Yankees, the Young Money chain features one of the most recognizable pendants in hip-hop today.
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    Lil Wayne
    Lil Tunechi shows off the emblem to his YM imprint.
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    Birdman and Lil Wayne
    Stunna and Weezy sported an assortment of chains including YM pieces for the 10-year anniversary cover of <em>XXL</em>.
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    USDA
    Jeezy, Slick Pulla and Blood Raw flicking it up with USDA pieces.
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    Slick Pulla and Blood Raw
    Slick and Raw repping USDA with a platinum chain and pendant.
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    Slick Pulla
    Yet another look at the USDA piece.
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    15. Terror Squad
    Terror Squad's glittering "TS" chain was a signature could be seen on artists such as Fat Joe, Remy Ma and DJ Khaled.
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    15. Terror Squad
    Terror Squad's glittering "TS" chain was a signature could be seen on artists such as Fat Joe, Remy Ma and DJ Khaled.
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    DJ Khaled
    People tend to forget that DJ Khaled reps TS to the fullest. Here, he sports the crew's chain.
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    13. Swisha House
    Swisha House artists are known for their love of diamond jewelry. Thus, they needed a bold chain to match.
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    Lil' KeKe
    Longtime Swishahouse rep Lil' KeKe shows off his piece.
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    Denaun Porter
    The rapper formerly known as Kon Artist sporting the D12 chain in the early 2000s.
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    Trae Tha Truth
    Trae continues to carry on the Screwed Up Click's legacy by rocking the crew's chain.
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    Big Hawk
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    Big Moe
    Big Moe wearing the SUC chain.
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    Tech N9ne
    Tech rocking his Stange Music piece.
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    Kutt Calhoun
    The Strange signee sports his label's logo.
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    10. Strange Music
    Strange Music has one of the most unique pendants of all-time. The label's trademark snake and bat logo have been sported by Tech N9ne and company for years.
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    Beanie Sigel
    Beans rocks his State Property piece.
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    Jadakiss
    Kiss rocks a version of the Double R chain.
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    Eve
    The pitbull in a skirt rocked the Double R chain as well.
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    9. Ruff Ryders Entertainment
    The "R" of Ruff Ryders was as simple as it was effective.
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    1. Roc-A-Fella Records
    Elegant and simple. The Roc-A-Fella chain was a symbol of the Dynasty and one of the most coveted chains, ever.
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    Memphis Bleek
    Bleek was seldom seen without his R-O-C chain in the label's heyday.
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    Lebron James
    Even LBJ rocked the Roc-a-Fella chain.
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    Jay-Z and Kanye West
    Chain heavy. Jay and 'Ye rock an assortment of chains, including the Roc-a-Fella piece.
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    Jay-Z and Damon Dash
    Dame rocks his label's logo.
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    Cam'ron
    Cam wearing his Roc-a-Fella chain.
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    Rap-A-Lot Records
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    11. Rap-A-Lot Records
    As one of hip-hop's most legendary and successful labels in history, Rap-A-Lot artists sported a pendant featuring the label's logo to let people know you are associated with the best.
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    14. Pimp $quad Click
    The signature chain of T.I.'s P$C crew was a chain that truly stood out for it's boldness.
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    Yung L.A.
    The Grand Hustle signee reps for P$C.
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    T.I.
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    Big Kuntry King
    Big Kuntry repping T.I.'s Pimp Squad Click.
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    No Limit Records
    Master P and company rock one of the most iconic pendant in hip-hop history.
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    Master P
    Another look at P's No Limit chain.
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    Lil Romeo
    Rome Rome rocking the No Limit chain.
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    5. No Limit Records
    As ubiquitous as their famous Pen & Pixel covers, the No Limit pendant was seen on stars such as Master P, Silkk the Shocker and Snoop Dogg during the label's dominance of the 1990s.
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    Wale
    Wale takes a closer look at his Maybach Music chain.
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    Rick Ross
    Bauwse! Rozay wears his imprint around his neck.
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    Meek Millz
    The Maybach Music Group signee puts on for his label.
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    3. G-Unit
    One of the most recognizable chains of all-time, the G-Unit spinner was one of the most iconic pieces of crew jewelry, ever. Plus, it literally spins.
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    Young Buck
    Buck Marley taking his turn sporting the spinner.
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    Olivia
    Olivia sporting a G-Unit chain.
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    Blue Heffner wearing a different version of the G-Unit chain.
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    Cassidy
    Cass rocks a pair of Full Surface chains.
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    Bubba Sparxxx
    Bubba reps the Dungeon Family.
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    Big Boi
    Big wearing a simple DF pendant.
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    Big Boi
    Another look at Big's DF chain.
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    Ludacris and Young Jeezy
    Who you with? Luda and Jeezy rep their respective crews.
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    Chingy
    Ching-a-Ling gets colorful with this DTP chain.
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    7. Dipset
    Fly and flashy, the winged eagle Dipset pendant served as a calling card for the famed New York hip-hop clique.
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    Cam'ron
    Cam rocks the Dipset chain.
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    Dipset
    Harlem's own reps the crew with a platinum bird.
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    Tupac Shakur and Suge Knight
    'Pac and Death Row boss Suge Knight rep the label with a little platinum.
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    2. Death Row Records
    Few chains are as iconic as Death Row Records'. This chain was worn by many of Death Row's iconic roster including Tupac, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and label founder, Suge Knight.
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    Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg
    'Pac and Snoop repping Death Row.
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    Lil Wayne
    A young Weezy rocking the Cash Money chain.
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    Juvenile
    Juvey the Great rocking a platinum Cash Money piece.
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    Birdman
    Birdman's gold Cash Money chain.
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    Waka Flocka Flame
    Wack sports the Brick Squad chain.
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    OJ Da Juiceman
    OJ rocking the Brick Squad logo.
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    Gucci Mane
    Gucci repping Brick Squad.
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    Wooh Da Kid
    Whooh Da Kid's Brick Squad chain.
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    Juice McCain
    Black Wall Street's Juice shows off his BWS piece.
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    Another look at Juice's BWS piece.
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    Game
    Game reps his Black Wall Street crew with some platinum jewelry.
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    Game
    Chuck Taylor rocking not one but two Aftermath chains.
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    Busta Rhymes
    Bussa Buss reps his crews: Aftermath and Flipmode.
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    15. Aftermath Entertainment
    Sporting one of the most loaded rosters in hip-hop of all-time, the Aftermath Pendant was seen on artists such as the Game and Busta Rhymes.

  • Justin

    Gotta say Death Row, only because they are the ones that started the whole “rocking ya’ companies label” on ya’ necklace. Then, No Limit. Then Rocafella. Most of these charms aren’t really creative.

  • KingGhost519

    In the words of Phonte, “I don’t need to rock chains, my ancestors did it for me.”

  • TheBohnkrushuh

    gucci mane’s bart simpson chain > everything else.

  • esco702

    Nicca’s still rock chains?

  • xxHyPn0t1c718xx

    it would have to either be G-Unit or Dipset…their chains were most original & had the most influence. seriously, who the fuckk wasnt diggin the spinner chain in 03′?? LoL…even the rims were spinnin back in the daysss

  • integra83

    Crazy how small the Death Row chain looks compared to the chains today, that one that Lloyd Banks has was dope

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    that’s so disrespectful to the rap game not to have D1 chine in their…. xxl i think yall need to change that

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    division1 young chris an rico love #ttlo

  • Slim

    I think the Roc is at the top because of the significance of the chain. They literally had an empire, especially with Jay and ‘Ye.

  • swype-matic

    On the Lil’ Keke picture, did that seriously say “Long time Swishahouse rep”??? WRONG. It’s should say “Long time Screwed Up Click rep who’s been with Swishahouse for 4 years”.

  • 1nonlyvoice

    Rocafella wins this one but the gold and platinum dipset chain Juelz is rocking is the dopest.

  • NEW YORK STATE OF MIND

    g-unit had the most unique chain out all of them only reason the roc-a-fella one cause all these niggas like bitches wanting to be on Jay-Z ding-a-ling

  • KiNGPiN

    STRANGE MUSIK HANDS DOWN!!!!!!!!!

  • trav clinton

    sound click. com/ TragikMuzik2011AD

  • Uhm

    Where Nas at? Where the Wu niggas at?

    Btw
    1. BWS, they chains go hard
    2. Death Row
    3. Aftermath
    (4. Ruff Rydas)

  • alderman j

    The DIPSET CHAIN!!

  • http://www.xxlmag.com 615banga

    umm.. what about the hypnotize minds chain??

  • texasmade

    ghostface chain’s> everything else…i cant remember what video it was…where he has that big ass plate

  • WB

    had to be the g-unit spinner and Banks had his city on the pendant.

  • MYG

    Banks created the G-unit spinner and it was most original and Banks had his city on the pendant!!

  • Greezy8711

    dat nigga baby got the best ice game there is, it cant be roc-a-fella wit all them same lame ass chains check da prices of baby shit…..baby, gucci mane, cam’ron, & rick ross
    …..ain’t nobody fuckin wit them boyz ice game
    …..burr, burr, burr.

  • Lytez_Out

    Damn disrespect to waka callin him whack Brick Squad Alkl Day Bitch