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Tupac Shakur’s Iconic Crown Ring Shatters Auction Records

The late rapper's personally designed ring fetches over $1 million at Sotheby's auction, becoming the most valuable hip-hop artifact ever sold.

In a recent Sotheby’s auction, a piece of hip-hop history has made headlines. The iconic gold, ruby, and diamond crown ring, designed and worn by the late rap legend Tupac Shakur during his last public appearance in 1996, was sold for a staggering $1.02 million. This sale has set a new record, making the ring the most valuable hip-hop artifact ever sold at auction.

Tupac Shakur'S Iconic Crown Ring Shatters Auction Records, Yours Truly, News, April 13, 2024
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The ring, which features a reference to Tupac’s fiancée Kidada Jones, was initially expected to fetch around $300,000. However, it far exceeded these expectations, selling for more than three times the estimated price. The ring was offered for auction by Yaasmyn Fula, Tupac’s godmother, adding to its historical significance.

The sale of the ring has created a buzz in the hip-hop community and the world of auctioneering. It not only highlights the enduring influence of Tupac Shakur but also underscores the growing market for hip-hop memorabilia. The ring’s design, its connection to the late rapper, and the story it tells have all contributed to its high value.

Tupac Shakur'S Iconic Crown Ring Shatters Auction Records, Yours Truly, News, April 13, 2024
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This sale follows a trend of hip-hop artifacts fetching high prices at auction. From handwritten lyrics to personal items, these pieces of history offer fans a tangible connection to their favorite artists and the culture they helped shape. The sale of Tupac’s ring is a testament to his enduring legacy and the impact he continues to have on the world of music and beyond.

As the news of the sale spreads, fans and collectors alike are eager to see what other hip-hop artifacts may come up for auction in the future. With the record-breaking sale of Tupac’s ring, the bar has been set high, and the world will be watching to see what piece of hip-hop history will be the next to make auction history.

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