Chicago Rapper Twista joins EPMD, Goodie Mob and DJ Drama with his new collection available for auction at Kirpa. The auction, which closes at 12:00 PM EST on November 6, includes his 2004 Vibe Award for Best Comeback, his vest from his "Hope" performance with Faith Evans, a four-piece set of grillz, a custom leather from his MTV performance with Kanye West and a vest from his "DJ Play A Love Song" video with Jamie Foxx.
"These are full grillz with the diamonds still in 'em," Twista explained about the grillz up for auction. "I remember when I got 'em done in Texas — definitely five figures. This is a big piece of me right here because this was in my mouth when I was spittin' lyrics."
KIRPA collections are curated with culture, history and fans in mind, and the archives are brought to life via storytelling videos where fans and potential customers can see and hear the history of the collections. KIRPA says that they're on a mission to diversify the world of auctions by bringing cultural awareness and appreciation to the most coveted artifacts.
This fall, KIRPA will debut artwork by Ainsley Burrow in "The Marley Mixtape," a tribute to Bob Marley, with the funds benefiting the Bob Marley foundation. KIRPA is following in the tradition of Sotheby's and more recently Christie's auction houses featuring curated Hip-Hop collections.