Biggie's 'King Of New York' Crown Auctioned For Half A Mill

September 16, 2020

Cindy Ord / Staff


Sotheby’s announced in late August that one of their auctions would included a number of iconic hip-hop artifacts and would take place at their New York location on September 15th.

Tuesday, Notorious B.I.G.'s famous "King Of New York" plastic crown was set to be auctioned for $200,000, but sold for more than double the price, nabbing a whopping $475,000.

Other items sold at the auction was a collection of Tupac's handwritten high school love letters, which sold for $60,000, a pair of Salt-N-Pepa "Push It" jackets, which sold for $19,000, Slick Rick's diamond eye patch went for $20,000, Fab 5 Freddy’s gold and diamond MTV ring sold for $28,000 and a complete run of Source magazine went for $26,000.

A portion of the proceeds from this auction will be donated to Queens Public Library‘s hip-hop programs and Building Beats.