Demand for New Hip-Hop Enamel Pin Series That Includes Mac Dre, MF Doom, Lil Kim, Ice Cube, 2Pac, Busta, Biggie and Mos Def

Posted by Billyjam, October 18, 2017 10:29am | Post a Comment

Since the pic above, showing a sampling of just some of the selection of really cool new hip-hop themed enamel pins, recently got posted to Amoeba Music’s Instagram the response has been overwhelmingly enthusiastic. Rap/hip-hop fans of such artists as Ice Cube, MF Doom, Mac Dre, Eminem, 2Pac, Rakim, Mos Def, Biggie, Chance The Rapper, LL Cool J, Nate Dogg, Biz Markie, Lil' Kim and Shock G have been drawn to these "must-have" hip-hop fashion accessories not just because they feature their favorite artists. But for other reasons too including that these are quality made pins that come attached to a printed backing card that many collectors are scooping up and keeping unopened in their original packaging. Others, who see them at Amoeba Music, are snapping up these fashionable stylish pins since they are unlike the traditional same old, one dimensional metal pin-on buttons of a bygone era. In addition to hip-hop artists, the series also includes R&B/soul icons such as Aaliyah and Erykah Badu, in addition to icons from other music genres plus lots of movie and cultural icons: all found here.

The mostly limited edition hip-hop line of pins are designed and manufactured in high grade hard enamel with a silver nickle plating. They come in varying sizes and shapes that measure anywhere from one inch tall to an inch and a half in height.  Currently all available artist pins can be found in each Amoeba Music retail location conveniently positioned near the registers. However for those who cannot make it into the Berkeley, San Francisco or Hollywood Amoeba stores, note that some (not all) pins have also been made available via the online Amoeba store.  Found under the "Keychains and Buttons" heading of the Merch section of the online store, the enamel pin designs that are currently available on-line include MF Doom 3D Chrome pinMac Dre Legend of the Bay pin., and Lil Kim Makin' A Splash pin. The latter female rapper themed pin measures 1.25" tall and .5" across with two pin posts, and two metal clutches. Below is the music video for "How Many Licks? (feat. Sisqó)" by featured enamel pin hip-hop artist Lil' Kim found on the hip-hop artist's 2000 Atlantic Records album The Notorious K.I.M. 

Lil' Kim (featured in new Lil Kim Makin' A Splash enamel pin series) music video for
"How Many Licks? (feat. Sisqó)" from the album The Notorious K.I.M. 

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