RIAA Gold Album Award for DJ Quik album Rhythm-Al-Ism. The album was released on November 24, 1998 and by July 7, 1999 was certified Gold by the RIAA.
Singles off the album included "You'z a Ganxta","Down, Down, Down" featuring Suga Free, Mausberg & AMG, and "Hand In Hand" featuring 2nd II None and El DeBarge. Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg also appear on the album which peaked at #63 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and #13 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.
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- RIAA “serial number bar hologram” Gold album award
- In Excellent condition
- First presentation award made in 1999
- Presented to artist manager
- Has original backing paper and manufacturer's label
- Known as a "RIAA bar hologram" award with a serial number hologram, they were made from 1998 to present
- Award measures approx. 20" x 28”
- Great collectors item for any DJ Quik fan
- FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
- International shipping available
Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1999. It is presented to an artist manager who worked with an array of artists including DJ Quik, Xzibit, 2Pac, Everlast, Jadakiss, Jay-Z, Snoop Dog and others. His signed and notarized letter of provenance will provided with purchase. Provenance letter can be seen in images.
It is all original with unopened backing paper, Dejay Products manufacturer's sticker and all correct components. This award is in Excellent condition.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com