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Digital Underground Sex Packets RIAA Platinum Album Award

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RIAA Platinum LP award for the Digital Underground album Sex Packets. Released on March 20, 1990, the album went Platinum for one million copies sold on Sept. 18, 1990. 

The group, formed by  Greg "Shock G" Jacobs, was notable for launching the career of Tupac "2Pac" Shakur. When they released their debut they immediately topped the Billboard Rap Singles chart and reached #11 on the Hot 100 with radio-friendly hit "The Humpty Dance". "Doowutchyalike" was also a minor hit. The album peaked at #24 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and #59 on the UK chart. See image above for the RIAA sales certifications of this album*. Remember Shock G (1963-2021) with this award.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA Platinum album award
  • In VG to Excellent condition
  • Award made in 1990
  • Presented to music video television show
  • All original with manufacturer sticker
  • Award measures approx. 13" x 17"
  • Known as a "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-1997
  • Great collectors item for any Digital Underground fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This is an official RIAA Platinum album award. It is presented to 1983-92 music video television show Night Tracks.

The award was produced in 1990 making it approx. 32 years old. The award is all original and in VG to Excellent condition. It also has its' orginal backing paper and Ill Eagle Enterprises manufacturer sticker.

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Notes on the condition of all vintage RIAA awards like this one: Please do not buy this item if you want a brand new piece of memorabilia. These are historical artifacts from the year they were produced. As a result they may show signs of wear. Frankly, if you see a 20 to 50-year-old award purported to be in 100% perfect condition, it might be too good to be true. After all, an antique should have "good' wear. If not, you might want to question the piece.

As to where they came from, they could have been displayed in record label offices, recording studios, artist manager's offices, radio stations, private collector's homes and yes, of course, possibly the artist's or songwriter's home. Typically, we don't know all the places they may have been over the years other than what we've stated in the description.

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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com