November 02, 2023

The diamond-encrusted pendants that once adorned Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur during Death Row Records' illustrious 1990s era are poised for auction, alongside a trove of memorabilia from Suge Knight's former empire.

According to sources, the provider of these pendants received them from Reggie Wright Jr., who served as the head of security for Death Row Records.

Reportedly, Knight commissioned multiple sets of these iconic pendants in the 1990s, often loaning them out to the label's artists. The "Fully Iced" pendant, embellished with an array of diamonds, was reserved for the label's biggest stars like Pac and Snoop.

Experts predict that at auction, this dazzling piece could fetch anywhere from $500,000 to $1 million. Meanwhile, pendants adorned with partial diamond accents may command prices ranging from $200,000 to $500,000.

Among the other coveted Pac memorabilia set for auction are the star's performance envelope from his 1996 appearance on "Saturday Night Live," along with his personalized ticket. These items could see bids in the range of $8,000 to $12,000.

Online bidding is now underway and will run until the auction's conclusion on November 10. This event is part of Gotta Have Rock and Roll's celebration of the 50-year legacy of hip hop.

Today, Death Row Records remains an enduring cultural touchstone. In 2022, Snoop acquired the label from the Blackstone investment firm and MNRK Music Group for an undisclosed sum.

Reflecting on the acquisition, Snoop remarked, “I am thrilled and appreciative of the opportunity to acquire the iconic and culturally significant Death Row Records brand, which has immense untapped future value. It feels good to have ownership of the label I was part of at the beginning of my career and as one of the founding members.”

Since the label's sale, Knight has been sharing his insights and memories of the business and its star artists. Fans can anticipate hearing more from him via his "Collect Call" podcast in the coming weeks.

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