Rapper as Pop Artist

Gucci Mane's Odie Chain

Rap star Gucci Mane and his 'Odie Chain'

Whether he knows it or not, rapper Gucci Mane is the most amusing thing to happen to pop art since Jeff Koons. Gucci’s iced-out, outrageously expensive Odie chain (based on Garlfield’s sidekick) and Bart Simpson chain reveal the rapper’s talent for merging lowbrow pop-culture imagery with diamond-studded luxury. Coming from a dude who’s got a fashion brand name in his stage name, these ostentatious-yet-childish status symbols are pure Pop.

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