Tupac Shakur letters and Notorious BIG’s crown up for auction at Sotheby’s

Auction house’s first hip-hop-themed sale to offer introspective look at rap icons

A series of love letters written by Tupac Shakur and a crown worn by Notorious BIG during a photoshoot a few days before his death are among the items up for auction at Sotheby’s first ever hip-hop-themed sale.

The event, which takes place in New York on 15 September, will celebrate the history and cultural impact of hip-hop, according to the auction house, which says the items offer an introspective look at two of rap’s most well-known figures.

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