- The legendary ring worn by the late hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur during his final public appearance has been sold at an auction for over a staggering GH¢11,315,000
- The remarkable piece of jewellery was designed by Tupac himself, drawing inspiration from a book he read while incarcerated on the teachings of Italian philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli
- Deeply connected to his personal life, the ring bears the engraved words "Pac & Dada 1996," with "Dada" referring to his girlfriend, Kidada Jones
- Despite the passage of 27 years, the case remains unsolved, leaving behind a lingering sense of loss and mystery surrounding the untimely demise of this influential artist
The iconic ring worn by fallen hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur during his last public appearance has been sold at a public auction in New York for a whopping $1 million (GH¢11,315,000).
According to CBS News, the ring was worn by Tupac during his final public appearance when he attended the MTV Video Music Awards on September 4, 1996.
The rapper was killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas, which sent shockwaves worldwide and left many unanswered questions.
It has been 27 years since the then-25-year-old was shot, but the case still remains unsolved.
Tupac's legacy lives on
Tupac, sometimes shortened to 2Pac, may have died nearly three decades ago, but he left behind an enduring legacy that is still felt.
Apart from being considered one of the greatest rappers of all time after selling 75 million records, he was at the core of the feud between the West Coast faction and their rivals on the East Coast.
Six months after his demise, East Coast rapper Christopher Wallace aka "The Notorious BIG", was gunned down in what has always been touted as revenge for Tupac's death.
That explains why any memorabilia associated with the "Changes" songwriter continues to hold immense sentimental and historical value.
Most valuable hip-hop artefact ever sold
The winning bid was way above the pre-sale estimate of between $200,000 (N158,746,000) and $300,000 (N238,119,000), as reported by Rolling Stone, making it the most valuable hip-hop artefact ever sold.
Details indicate that the "California Love" hitmaker designed the ring over the course of a few months through his godmother Yaasmyn Fula, who put it up for sale.
The design was influenced by 16th-century Italian philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli's political manifesto "The Prince," a book Tupac read while in prison.
On the ring are engraved the words "Pac & Dada 1996," the latter being the name of his girlfriend; Kidada Jones.
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