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Snoop Dogg Murder Was The Case RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum Album Award

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RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum Album Award for Snoop Dogg short film soundtrack album Murder Was The Case. The album was released on Oct. 3, 1994 and by April 5, 1995 was certified Platinum by the RIAA.

The album is the soundtrack to an 18 minute short film starring Snoop (using his real name Calvin Broadus) directed by Dr. Dre and Fab Five Freddy. The album hit #1 on both the Billboard Top 200 Albums and Top R&B/Hip-Hop charts. Single "What Would You Do" was featured in the film Natural Born Killers and was nominated for a Grammy award in 1996. See image above for RIAA sales certifications of this album through the years*.

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA “serial number bar hologram” 2x Multi-Platinum album award
  • In VG to Excellent condition
  • First presentation award made in 1998
  • 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. 17" x 21”
  • Great collectors item for any Snoop Dogg  fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This RIAA 2x Multi-Platinum award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1998. It is presented to an artist manager who worked with an array of artists including Snoop Dogg, 2Pac, DJ Quik, Everlast, Jadakiss, Jay-Z 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 stickers and all correct components. This award is in VG to Excellent condition with only minor mars on the plexiglass and frame.

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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.

Finally, a word on photos: Our photos are zoomable so you can get a very good look. Do let us know if you want photos of any other details on our pieces and we'll be happy to provide.

*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com