Charlamagne tha God is honoring the legacy of Nipsey Hussle by gifting the late rapper’s girlfriend Lauren London a custom pendant.
This was a kind gesture from the “Breakfast Club” co-host who hired renowned jeweler Greg Yuna to create a one-of-a-kind pendant featuring Nipsey’s portrait.
The custom gold piece, which even features engravings of the rapper’s tattoos, is absolutely gorgeous, full of detail and sure to receive praise from fans and London alike. Breaking down the process with Hypebeast, Yuna explained what went into making the custom piece.
“I originally wanted to make a tribute piece regardless of being approached, but to make one with this purpose was even more fulfilling,” Yuna shared with the publication.
The pendant is two-sided, with the back featuring the phrase “God Will Rise,” a mantra that Nipsey lived by and even had tattooed on his face.
“The paisley on the back was a symbolic depiction of his roots and a lot of what he represented,” Yuna continued. “‘God will rise’ is what his name means and I think that says it all.”
While the jeweler, who has made pieces for everyone from Drake to Meek Mill to Victor Cruz, can only recall meeting Nipsey once, he noted he has the “utmost respect” for him, as well as praises him as a “phenomenal artist.”
Take a look at the Nipsey Hussle piece that Greg Yuna designed for Lauren London below.