Thursday, September 04, 2008
Own Biggies Watch!
This isn't usually something I'd mess with but when you;re offering up a rolex that BIG added to and rocked then I pay attention.
Esteemed auction house Phillips de Pury & Company is holding the first ever live bidding-war for hip-hop’s most blinged-out pieces on October 1st. In consultation with Minya Oh (a.k.a. Miss Info), the auction will be putting 70 pieces on the block in an effort to raise in $3 million. The event, dubbed “Hip Hop’s Crown Jewels” will benefit three non-profit organizations under Russell Simmons‘ charity Rush Community Affairs. It will be open to the public (you’ll need tickets) and everyone will get a chance to try the pieces on in person. The signature bling being auctioned off used to grace hip-hop icons like MC Lyte, Biz Markie, Slick Rick, and modern-day flossers like Pharrell, Diddy, and 50 Cent. See which pieces will be available at Complex.