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Notorious BIG's $6 crown sells for almost $600,000 at auction

10 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Sotheby's hip-hop auction also raises $126,000 for a 12-inch copy of Rammellzee track Beat Bop, with artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat A plastic crown costing $6 worn by the Notorious BIG has sold for $594,750 at Sotheby's first ever auction of hip-hop memorabilia. The crown was used by photographer Barron Claiborne in portraits made three days before the rapper's murder in a drive-by shooting, and is signed by the Notorious BIG. It features “one point broken off, some general light wear and abrasions”, according to the listing. The sale price was double the $200,000-300,000 estimate.
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Biggie's Plastic Crown From Famed Shoot Sells for $594k at Auction

11 days ago   |   By TMZ

The Notorious B.I.G.'s famed King of NY crown just got passed on to another for an absurd price - over half a million bucks, which is juuust a bit north of the OG street value. It's true, the headpiece Biggie wore in his iconic final photoshoot...
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