CeeLo Green has found a way to pay tribute to those in life who have somehow inspired him with an icy chain of images of various artists and cultural icons.
The sparkling custom necklace includes portraits of Michael Jackson, Prince, Otis Redding, Curtis Mayfield, LA Reid, Ike Turner, James Brown, Sly Stone, David Lee Roth and more.
“@winifredjewelry made this beautiful necklace to commemorate a few of my many idols and inspirations #singers #artists #performances, it’s #art and will probably end up being a coveted piece of mine at some estate sale years from now,” he wrote.
That Goodie Mob the rapper then asked fans, “Can you guess some of the lesser-known faces?”
While many in the comments debated who made the cut, one group CeeLo could have included in his custom chain is Outkast. In an interview with UPRISING earlier this year he recalled the day he heard Big Boi and André 3000 on the radio, which pushed him to quit his job at an airport.
“Me and my cousin were working at the airport and we heard ‘Player’s Ball’ on the radio over the intercom while we were having lunch,” he said. “I said, ‘Oh shit!’ So we quit our jobs, we left and went into the studio.”
Later that night, the Goodie Mob frontman would record his verse for “Git Up, Git Out,” which landed on Outkast’s seminal 1994 album Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik and the rest, as they say, was history for CeeLo Green.
“When [Rico Wade’s] made the beat, something told me to get in his ear and I started rapping the hook and verse to ‘Git Up, Git Out.’ I don’t know what made me do it, I just did,” he added. “Every time I remember, wow, what made me do that song? It’s like magic, destiny. I ended up recording that song later that night.”