Why do rappers wear grillz？
In recent years, Grillz has taken the rap circle by storm. You can almost see that many well-known rappers wear luxurious diamond braces to show their distinctive style. Most people may wonder, what is Grillz? Where did Grillz come from? Next let you announce.
Hip hop grillz is a kind of jewelry to wear on teeth. Inlaying teeth with metal originated from ancient Egypt and Maya civilization. In 2000 BC, the ancient Egyptians drilled holes in their teeth, inlaid with gold or jewelry, as a symbol of wealth. Later, in medieval Europe and Central Asia, two dentists, Giovanni d’Arcoli and Robert Arthur, successively promoted the development, and there appeared K gold teeth similar to the current Grillz.
As the times continued to develop, Europeans developed colonies in the Americas. Landlords and farmers would inlay their slaves with gold teeth with their own patterns to distinguish the status and rank of the slaves. In China, you can also see this status symbol in the mouth of the old aunt who bargained with the seller in the vegetable farm.
In the 1980s and 1990s, Godfather of Grillz - Eddie Plein first started Grillz in New York, and promoted the old New York Rapper Flavor Flav, Big Daddy Kane and Kool G Rap to bring Grillz.
After that, the "Godfather" Eddie Plein opened a jewelry store in Atlanta, which is mainly responsible for Grillz, and it has been operating ever since. Outkast, Lil Jon, Ying Yang Twins, Lloyd, Ludacris, Nas are all his customers.
However, if you want to truly carry forward the Grillz culture, you have to mention the beard-like Rapper - Paul Wall. In 1998, he and his friend Johny Dang (Asian Legend) sold gold teeth on TV. The price was about US$50 and a brace cost nearly 50,000. The Grillz wave spread to the entire South Side. In 2005, St. Louis singers Nelly and Paul Wall produced a song directly named "Grillz", bringing this culture to the mainstream.
With the passage of time, Grill production technology has become more and more powerful, from the beginning of the mouth full of gold teeth, to now a variety of styles. More and more young people began to wear this "status symbol" to haunt.
Under normal circumstances, grillz can be roughly divided into the following three categories:
1. Golden custom grill
Gold Grillz has been around for centuries and has always been associated with status and luxury. From Internet celebrities to rap celebrities, golden grill smiles can be seen everywhere. Grillz is now the most modern jewelry trend in the fashion industry inspired by Paul Wall, Nelly, and Kanye West. At ICEREMIX, we will display a variety of impressive Gold Grillz, and provide Grillz with different types of cuts at the most satisfactory price. As the popularity of hip-hop artists rises, their accessories will also become popular. But Gold Grillz does not always become a barrier to class, it is a hip-hop jewelry that belongs to the public.
2. Sterling silver custom grill
The sterling silver customized Grillz has a strong impact and is full of texture from all angles. ICEREMIX has a series of unique and creative designs, available in silver, 14k gold-plated, rose gold or black. Wrap your smile with a shiny custom silver grill and make a good impression on any occasion. We ensure the comfort and safety quality of the materials, and hope to get your favor.
3. Gem inlaid custom grill
The golden grille inlaid with diamonds symbolizes success and progress! The main commonality of this style is that the grill is covered with gems. Sometimes they are completely covered by them, sometimes they are partially covered. This is a very gorgeous style, always to attract attention. Customize the grill inlaid with gems for your teeth to make your smile shine like gems on Grillz.
Although Grillz shines in the rapper’s mouth, it also requires daily care and cleaning to maintain its reasonable utilization. You should clean your grill like any piece of gold or diamond jewelry, but more frequently. Diamond Grillz should be cleaned every day, because they enter your mouth and should be kept clean and hygienic at all times. Think of them as dentures, and you want them to be as clean as possible. Please use warm soapy water and a soft brush or soft cloth. Be careful not to use strong detergents, as they can damage metals or gems and affect your health. In addition, correct wearing is also necessary. First, make sure your mouth is clean and ready to receive the grill. Brush your teeth and use dental floss to remove any bacteria, food residues and bacteria in your mouth. Once you put them on, you shouldn't have any unwanted particles under your grill. Clean your grill and make sure they are ready to enter your mouth. Put the grill on your normal teeth. Make sure that the direction is correct and the end points towards the gums. Once you push the grill into the correct position in your mouth, your grill should fit easily and comfortably.