Gold chains with diamond-encrusted gold pendants worn by rapper, activist, and entrepreneur Nipsey Hussle are on display in the case in front of you.
This touchable model of the chains and pendants is actual size.
A round, glimmering gold pendant attached to a single Cuban-link style chain with thick overlapping links rests on top of more chains. Down the center of the round pendant—from top to bottom—is the letter A, a dollar sign (without the vertical lines), and a square; these refer to Hussle’s record label, All Money In. One of the lower chains is longer than the others and holds a bas-relief bust of an African American man with a raised fist—Malcolm X. Both pendants are set with tiny square-cut diamonds.
This Grammy Award-winning artist made his mark—and inspired others—through music, activism, and business savvy.