Someone really wanted a piece of Hip-Hop history. Notorious B.I.G.’s King Of New York crown sold for $594,750 at a Sotheby’s auction on Tuesday. The crown is plastic but significant. Biggie wore the crown in the famous photo shoot that happened 3 days before he was killed in 1997. It also has the signatures of BIG and the photographer Barron Claibourne. The crown was predicted to sell for $200,000 to $300,000. A handwritten love letter from Tupac sold for $60,000 at the first-ever all Hip-Hop auction. What is your most cherished piece of memorabilia?
Notorious B.I.G’s Crown Sells for Nearly $600,000
by Lynne Haze
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