Maybe this has something to do with the voodoo powers of The Based God, but there's plenty of rappers swapping out fat, gold chains for wooden beads that look straight from the Buddhist monastery. Sure, “conscious” and “real” rappers like Common had been reaching their spirtual sides when they decided to rock their jewelry (or rather, lack thereof), but the giant and gaudy chains of the late '80s and early '90s have been minimized into a far more subdued way. That's not say that gold chains are out of hip-hop on all fronts (insert Atlanta rappers here), but the idea that your Jesus piece has to be a gilded version of his face just isn't the case anymore.