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Hip Hop's Crown Jewels Auction

At the top of the flossing food-chain for musical artists, this upcoming auction titled Hip Hop’s Crown Jewels will feature jewelery from some of hip-hop’s most prolific acts as the auction aims to raise funds for Russell Simmons’ Rush Community Affiairs. Led by the expertise of Minya Oh, author of Bling Bling: Hip Hop’s Crown Jewels and Alia Varsano, Worldwide Head of Contemporary Jewelry at Phillips de Pury & Company, the collection features numerous memorable and important pieces. The extensive of artists with pieces involved include Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G., Alicia Keys, 50 Cent, Cam’ron, Diddy, Eminem, Kanye West, LL Cool J, Pharrell, Nas, Slick Rick and Tupac; The roster is a veritable list of who’s who of the Hip-Hop world. Within the collection are sub-themes such as “The Golden Era of Hip-Hop”, East and West Coast Rivalries: Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur, and Bling Bling and Global Domination. The auction takes place October 1st with an exhibition going down a week prior. See below for date details with more info seen here.

Hip Hop’s Crown Jewels
October 1, 2008
7:00 pm
Opening Reception – New York
September 24, 2008
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Exhibition Dates – New York
September 22 – 30, 2008
10:00am – 6:00 pm (open to the public)

Phillips de Pury & Company
450 West 15th Street
New York, NY 10011
p: 1.212.940.1200

Source: Complex

MISSY ELLIOT: Estimated at $6,500-$8,500

BIZ MARKIE:Estimated at $8,000-$12,000

PHARRELL: Estimated at $200,000-$250,000

TUPAC: Estimated at $10,000-$20,000

BIZ MARKIE CASSETTE: Estimated at $75,000-$95,000

SLICK RICK: Estimated at $20,000-$25,000

BIGGIE: Estimated at $15,000-$20,000

LIL JON: Estimated at $200,000-$250,000

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