Live: What The Presidential Election Results Mean For Your Money, EY & Citi On The Importance Of Resilience And Innovation, Impact 50: Investors Seeking Profit — And Pushing For Change. One of the most prized possessions was the crown that Biggie Smalls wore on the famous 1997 King of New York photoshoot. And nobody’s ever told me that they look at the photo and think the crown is plastic.”, That’s a testament to “the charisma of Biggie Smalls,” he said.

Its estimate is $40,000 - $60,000.

A security officer was wounded in a drive-by shooting outside... Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Notorious B.I.G. ©2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. Undoubtedly, the most exciting item being offered in the auction is the crown worn by the legendary rapper Notorious B.I.G. Fab 5 Freddy is a visual artist, filmmaker and Hip Hop pioneer; but he is perhaps best known as host of the show, “Yo!

In addition to this blog, you can find me at my "Jewelry News Network" blog and facebook page, on Instagram @jewelrynewsnetwork and on Twitter @jewelrynewsnet. The time before, I photographed him in a white suit — instead of the tracksuit that most rappers were wearing back in 1997.”. Notorious B.I.G. Biggie Small's iconic crown and love letters sent by Tupac will go on sale at a Sotheby's first-ever hip-hop auction. Biggie was killed just three days after the iconic crown photoshoot. And according to Sotheby's it could sell for $200,000 to $300,000. Its estimate is $7,000 - $10,000.

Its estimate is $30,000 - $50,000. Sean “Puffy” Combs, the owner of Bad Boy Records, the label for which Biggie recorded, was at the shoot and scoffed at Claiborne’s concept.

Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. This story has been shared 108,242 times. The crown is made of plastic with plastic beads imitating colored gems but its symbolism is significant.

The crown worn by Notorious B.I.G. photograph, and the contact sheet.

Inside Claiborne’s Grand Street studio, there were whispered concerns about an upcoming trip to Los Angeles.

The first one was far too small and in order to make the second one fit, the interior foam cushioning was removed. It sold for $7,560, within estimates.

Questlove has used this drum kit live and in studio.

The Notorious B.I.G. Most of the items in the sale were from the 1970s to the 1990s, however there were a few pieces that were made specifically for this sale.

The crown, also adorned with multi-colored plastic beads …

The yellow gold ring is paved with 20 round diamonds. Download here. You guessed it: black. The auction house also says that more than 10 new artist auction records were achieved, with many of these artists appearing at auction for the first time. “I just said, ‘I’m doing this, this is important.’ And nobody stopped me,” she said. The Hip Hop-inspired jewel was created by New York-bases jewelry designer, Johnny Nelson. If you have any hip hop memorabilia stashed inside your house now might be a good time to find it as there is a high-end collector’s market for items from this music and arts cultural movement.