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Biggie’s $6 Crown Fetches Nearly $600K At Sotheby’s First-Ever Hip Hop Auction (www.hotnewhiphop.com)

It only cost six bucks, but it was worth a pretty penny at auction. It was recently reported that the crown Notorious B.I.G. wore for his famous Barron Claiborne photoshoot was being auctioned at Sotheby’s, and it was a monumental moment because it was the auction house’s first-ever hip hop collection. The red-laced photo of Biggie wearing the inexpensive crown was taken just three days before he was murdered in a drive-by on the streets of Los Angeles back in 1997, making the adornment a coveted piece by collectors.

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