to his Late Friend
12/30/2017 12:30 AM PST
Joey Bada$$ found a way to memorialize his late best friend and still look like a baller.
The rapper commissioned a custom piece to honor his boy, Capital STEEZ, who at 19 committed suicide on Christmas Eve 5 years ago. We’re told JB hit up celebrity jeweler Mr. Flawless a few months back to make the piece that features 14k gold and VVS diamonds. Final price … around $50k.
The tedious process included sculpting Capital’s face in gold … a 2-month job. The back features the hip-hop Pro Era group logo “47” … of which Bada$$ is a member and Capital founded.
And because you’re probably thinking it … the “47” logo does indeed look like the Nazi flag, which is what the group intended to draw attention to. It’s supposed to represent the logo’s ancient meaning — peace, love and balance.