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Biggie’s crown sells for $595,000 at hip-hop auction
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Biggie’s crown sells for $595,000 at hip-hop auction

A plastic crown worn by rapper Biggie during a photoshoot just days before his murder has sold at auction for $594,750 in New York. The crown headlined Sotheby's first-ever sale devoted to hip-hop that featured more than 120 lots including jewelry, art and other ephemera of the genre born in the Bronx. The crown was worn by The Notorious B.I.G. - famous for hits including Juicy, Big Poppa and Hypnotize - during his last recorded photoshoot in 1997, just three days before his shock murder in Los Angeles. The photographer Barron Claiborne, who took the now immortal image of the artist born Christopher Wallace, put the rap artifact up for sale. It sold for almost double its pre-sale high estimate of $300,000. It's quite a sum for a crown made of plastic that Sean "Diddy" Co...