The world of rap memorabilia is one that boasts everything from Tupac tour merch to gold-plated No Limit Records tank pendants to bags allegedly filled with Kanye West’s flatulence. Fans and fortune hunters alike have taken to eBay in attempts to cash in on what could very well be rap game gold.
Rappers and their kind can also be found floating around the massive internet garage sale looking to offload memorabilia — in some cases, to satisfy the tax man — or score something sweet. In 2004 Dipset general Cam’Ron famously made headlines after listing his signature pink 2003 Range Rover for sale on the popular auction site, with a starting bid of $180,000. The car later sold to Manhattan’s Auto Designers for a reduced sum of $50K. eBay has also hosted auctions for Eminem’s childhood home in Detroit, Young Buck’s gently used clothing and a $20 million yacht belonging to embattled super-producer Scott Storch. So what else has the rap game given up to the internet auction gods in recent years? Let’s take a look.
2015: Chris Brown lists custom 2004 Lamborghini Gallardo on eBay at a starting bid of $89,999 OBO. The roof and hood of the car feature Tupac’s “Lord Knows” lyrics written in script by tattoo artist Huero.
2014: Promotional OVO lint roller given out to fans at a Toronto Raptors-Brooklyn Nets playoff game turns up on eBay and sells for $55,1000.
2010: DITC co-founder and Bronx-bred rap legend Lord Finesse lists his SP-1200 for sale on eBay with a starting bid of $1,400.
2012: Drake admits to purchasing an autographed Pusha T microphone for $200 on eBay as a teen (that may or may not have been real). He used the microphone to perform Clipse songs in his basement, and rocked with it so much the autograph rubbed off.
2015: Bagged air from Kanye West’s Yeezus tour concerts was a popular eBay auction item in 2015. The price of one sealed bag labeled “Air From Kanye Show” was driven above $60,000 by 90 bidders.
2015: DMX’s estranged son Xavier Simmons sold the rapper’s platinum RIAA commemoration plaques on eBay for $3000. DMX — incarcerated at the time of the sale for unpaid child support — was reportedly displeased by the sale of his belongings.
2015: Rapper Riff Raff trolled eBay users with an auction for an Air Jordan shoe collaboration, dubbed the “Neon Icon Proto Type Aquaberry Jordan.” The auction of the Riff Raff–themed shoe began at $1 and topped out at $1 million before Riff Raff canceled the sale. When approached about the authenticity of the item, representatives for Jordan Brand flagged it as a fake.
2015: Kanye West reportedly purchased a pair of his uber-popular Adidas Yeezy Boost 750 kicks for friend and collaborator Young Thug. Thugger mentioned the gesture during an interview with Rollingout.com.
2015: Pusha T purchased a pair of his own Adidas King Push kicks on eBay. The acquisition was his first use of the popular auction site.
2011: U.K. rapper Tinie Tempah forked over $37K for the very first pair of Nike Air MAG sneakers — the killer kicks immortalized by Marty McFly in Back to the Future — during a live auction that coincided with the launch of the brand’s limited Nike MAG auctions on eBay.
2016: A lot of wigs used in the making of Lil Mama’s “Scrawberry” video are currently up for sale on eBay. The active auction features a combo of fluffy white Afro wigs and colorful bob wigs listed at $145 OBO. The auction, which has zero bids, is scheduled to end on July 27. Get in where you fit in.