The Secret History of Grillz as told by National Geographic

Who would’ve thought that a hallmark of hip-hop culture dates back hundreds of years. But it is true…as National Geographic took it upon themselves to discover the secret history history of grillz. The act of “flossing” through one;s oral jewelry of choice has a lineage and meaning that goes back as far as the ancient Maya. From ancient times to the modern era where diamonds in your mouth is as routine as diamonds around your neck, enjoy this short look at the secret history of grillz.

featured image via Kim Kardashian West