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Amazing Notorious B.I.G. Signed Bad Boy Rapsheet with Huge Signature - Full JSA

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Few authentic Biggie signatures have reached the auction block, though his signed, iconic "King of New York" crown sold last year in Sotheby's first hip-hop auction for nearly $600,000. Earlier this year, we at Huggins & Scott had the pleasure of selling a simple signed index card for over $8,000. Now we're proud to offer an impressive follow-up from the release of B.I.G.'s 1994 debut album Ready to Die. This Bad Boy Records promo "rapsheet" wittily lists his crimes: criminal possession of deadly rhymes and a narcotic lyric; beat trafficking; and 17 counts of aggravated mic assault! It also name-drops P. Diddy and Junior M.A.F.I.A. As for the verdict, "ACQUITTED!! (If You Don't Know ... Now You Know!)" The 8-1/2" x 11", heavily creased page boasts a thick black-marker "9-10" personalization quoting Puffy's classic line from the "Big Poppa" video: "To Tony / Keep Bangin' / B.I.G." Full LOA from JSA. See below for a brief bio.



Bio: Everyone knows about the so-called 27 Club—Morrison, Hendrix, Joplin, Cobain, Winehouse and more. Yet Christopher Wallace (a.k.a., Notorious B.I.G., Biggie, Biggie Smalls, Big Poppa) was just as much of an artistic force and creative genius whose life was cut short even earlier, at the tender age of 24. There's no telling what heights the Brooklyn-born battle rapper would've reached if not for the infamous drive-by shooting on March 9, 1997. A quarter century ago. 25 years almost to the day. But Biggie's legacy looms so large over hip-hop, it's as if he's still with us. Ever seen the clips of a teenage Wallace freestyling on his neighborhood corner? Watched the "Juicy" video lately? Many say he was the best ever. And his prophetically titled first/last albums Ready to Die (1994) and Life After Death (1997, posthumous) were masterpieces that have rippled around the world and influenced every freestyler that followed. "Why so many Biggie references in Hamilton?" tweeted Lin-Manuel Miranda 5 years ago, on the 20th anniversary of B.I.G.'s death. "Because as a storyteller, he's unmatched. He set the bar: we're all reaching for it."

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