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Sotheby’s Hip Hop Sale

Sotheby’s first-ever hip-hop auction, a curated collection of 119 iconic pieces to honor the genre’s impact on art and culture over the past 50 years, closed Tuesday with over $2 million in sales. With the intention of showcasing the power of hip-hop through artifacts over time, the collection pulled primarily from innovators who birthed the culture in the Bronx, New York, capturing key genre players from the 1970s all the way through the present day including Run-D.M.C., J.J. Fad, Slick Rick, Prince Paul, Questlove, the Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, Salt-N-Pepa, Schoolly D, Big Daddy Kane, De La Soul and dozens more.