From the birth of hip-hop to present day musicians, gold grills have always been a staple in hip-hop swag. First introduced in the ’80s as a a fashion accessory and later into style and culture of New York in the ’90s, it wasn’t until the 2000s when Southern rappers embraced the accessory. You couldn’t watch a music video or look at a picture and not see a smile full of gold back in the day. Now, grills are just as important with rappers like A$Ap Rocky, Kanye West, and Young Thug preserving the look.
Meet the man behind some of today’s gold fronts: the self-proclaimed Gold Teeth God, Ian Marks. Ian has made fronts for celebs like the late A$AP Yams, Fredo Santana, YG, Lil’ Durk, and Young Chop:
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