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NEWS: The Citizen DJ music-mixing app will officially launch the weekend of the National Book Festival, Sept. 25-27. Join @kidkoala  & other creators in conversation on hip-hop, history and their creative process while using the app at #NatBookFest . More:

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Someone, somewhere, now owns a very expensive - but very cool - piece of hip-hop history.

For the first time ever, hip hop took center stage at the Sotheby’s auction house in N.Y. Items from the history of hip hop brought in $2 million and made Sotheby's the first major international auction house to dedicate an entire collection to the genre.

Notorious B.I.G.’s plastic crown may fetch up to $300,000 at Sotheby’s next week, in an auction celebrating the history and cultural impact of Hip Hop. Hear more about the sale that also includes 22 love letters written by Tupac Shakur at the age of 16

In photos: Moments from Sotheby's 'The History and Impact of Hip Hop' auction

Sotheby's is planning to hold an auction celebrating the history and cultural impact of hip-hop on Sept. 15 in NY. The auction will feature unique hip-hop artifacts, including Biggie Smalls' 'King of New York' crown.

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×𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘼𝙧𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙎𝙖𝙢𝙥𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 × Take a journey through some of the greatest records in hip hop's history paired with the sounds and samples that inspired them 🔊 LSTN:

Today In Hip-Hop History: Hip-Hop Celebrates Its Birth In The South Bronx 47 Years Ago #TheSource  #HomeOfHipHop  #Bronx  #SouthBronx  #NY 

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Melyssa Ford, Buffie the Body, Karrine Steffans and more video vixens write themselves back into hip hop history in this BET Original Documentary. #Vixen 

@NICKIMINAJ  is now the FIRST artist in HISTORY to have hit #1  in all of Billboard's Hip-Hop/ R&B, Pop, Dance/Electric, Reggae, Gospel and Latin charts! ?

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Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, M.a.a.d City is now the longest charting hip-hop album in history ?

Jay-Z dropped his debut album 'Reasonable Doubt' 23 years ago today and launched one of the most iconic careers in hip-hop history ?

THIS IS THE GREATEST FREESTYLE IN ALL OF HIP HOP HISTORY!!!! @BlackThought 

Congrats to @kendricklamar ! ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city' has officially passed ‘The Eminem Show’ as the longest charting Hip-Hop album in Billboard 200 history!

Cheers to one of the HIGHEST SELLING albums in SA HIP HOP HISTORY ? #Levels7xPlatinum  Stream it now: ... thank you ?

This is dope @iamwill  . Black eyed peas hip hop history

Hip Hop was seen as a non priority in the 90s, it was seen as a genre of music that wouldn’t last. It was so raw and infectious that it broke out of just being a trend and became the culture. This is the most diverse line up of Grammy nominees in history!!

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History! LIL B HAS THE #1  hip hop album on iTunes right now!!!!! Yes that's the #1  hip hop album in the world! Black Ken! Be apart - Lil B

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