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The History Of Gold Grillz In Rap

When most people think about gold grillz and hip hop culture, they think of Paul Wall or maybe the Nelly's 2005 single Grillz. In fact we did a video a while back on the history of hip hop jewelry in where we talked about grillz.

In the video we made the mistake of stating that grillz started in the south, but one of our astute viewers brought to our attention in the comment section that grillzs had in fact predated to New York in the 70s and 80s and I was like WHAAAAAT!

So I decided to look it up, and fact is, they were both right and wrong, gold grillz did make a name in urban culture first in New York kinda, but they really go back much further than that.


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