A famous photo of the late rapper The Notorious B.I.G. is currently being auctioned off as part of a series of NFTs, with the physical photo tied to an Ethereum NFT as well.
“The King of New York” photo—picturing the lyricist with a tilted crown on his head—is one of the most instantly recognizable images in hip-hop history, serving as a “symbol of greatness” according to culture journalist and author, Vikki Tobak.
The auction launched earlier today via the Kairos platform and will last for 30 days. Bids start at 50 ETH ($93,500), and the winning bidder will also receive a phone call with Claiborne to discuss the legendary image.
Furthermore, beginning on July 26, Claiborne will sell 100 editions of a digital version of the original still photo paired with a physical print, at 1 ETH each. In August, he’ll also auction off one of the limited edition Notorious B.I.G. New York City MetroCard that were given away last year at select subway stations. The card is signed and paired with an NFT, as well
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