Notorious B.I.G., who was murdered in Los Angeles in 1997, is regarded as one of the greatest rappers of all time. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2020. An extremely rare pair of Jordans were created a few years ago to commemorate Biggie’s birthday. The Jordans are now on the auction block, but they won’t be cheap.

The Air Jordan 13s were created in 2017 to commemorate Notorious B.I.G.’s 45th birthday but they were never released. They were kept hidden until now. Sotheby’s will auction off 23 pairs of the AJs in sizes 7 to 13.

According to TMZ, each pair is expected to sell for between $2,300 and $5,200. There is no reserve price, so bidding begins at $1, and goes way up from there. In terms of design, the 13s are black with a hint of red. The tongue is stitched with a silhouette of the Brooklyn rapper.

They also feature the words “it was all a dream” and “if you don’t know, now you know” on the inside of the tongue, which, of course, are some of Biggie’s most iconic bars from his 6-time platinum hit “Juicy”.

The reason they chose 23 pairs to auction and chose to auction the sneakers now is to honor Michael Jordan’s jersey number and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop music. Sotheby’s exec Brahm Wachter revealed their idea.

This auction marks the only opportunity for collectors and enthusiasts alike to acquire these special limited-edition sneakers that bring together the legacies of the greatest athlete of all time with the greatest rapper ever.

The proceeds from the online auction, which runs until February 3, will benefit the Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation. It’s an organization that helps inner-city kids excel in school by providing sponsorships and grants, among other things. You can check out the pictures and video below.

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