The Notorious B.I.G. sneakers
The Notorious B.I.G. sneakers
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The Notorious B.I.G. Is Getting His Own Air Jordan

Dedicated to The Notorious B.I.G., the Christopher Wallace x Air Jordan 13 will be limited to 23 pairs that will be auctioned.

Jordan Brand is commemorating the 50th anniversary of hip-hop with an exclusive Air Jordan dedicated to The Notorious B.I.G. The company is partnering with the Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation for a special sneaker auction of Christopher Wallace x Air Jordan 13. Originally made in 2017 to celebrate what would've been the 45th birthday of the late Brooklyn emcee, Jordan's namesake brand made the sneaker available this year to celebrate the Jordan Year ('23) and 50 years of hip-hop.

“We are thrilled that the Jordan Brand and the Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation have entrusted Sotheby’s with these exclusive pairs of sneakers honoring the legacy of The Notorious B.I.G. as part of the Jordan Year 2023 celebration,” Brahm Wachter, head of streetwear and modern collectibles at Sotheby’s, said. “The 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.”

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]]Staying close to the Jordan Year theme, only 23 pairs of the Christopher Wallace x Air Jordan 13 collaboration will be available on an online auction via Sotheby's. Live today (January 23) until February 3, each pair are estimated to sell between $2,300 to $5,200. Proceeds from the auction will go towards the Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation, established to equip inner-city youth with educational instruments, sponsorships, grants, and community-based mentorship programs.

Last year was a massive celebration for the 50th birthday of Biggie, including a weekend-long festivities in New York City, VR concert and a nine-foot-tall statue erected near the Brooklyn Bridge.