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Sporty Thievz "No Pigeons" RIAA Gold Single Award

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RIAA Gold Single Award for Sporty Thievz single "No Pigeons". The track was released on June 4, 1999 and by July 9, 1999 was certified Gold by the RIAA. 

From the group's 1999 album Street Cinema, the track is a parody of TLC's "No Scrubs". The track peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Rap Singles chart around the same time the TLC single on the charts as a hit single. This award is a great way to remember late Sporty Thievz member Marlon Bryant Brando (1979-2001) who tragically died after being stuck by a car at age 22. 

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Item Highlights:

  • RIAA “serial number bar hologram” Gold single award
  • In VG to 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. 13" x 17”
  • Great collectors item for any Sporty Thievz fan
  • FREE insured shipping to continental U.S.
  • International shipping available

Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold Single award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1999, making it about 25 years old. The award is presented to Jerry Blair, a record executive who held roles at CBS, Chrysalis, and Columbia Records.

Blair played a key role in the success of artists including Sporty Thievz, Aerosmith, Mariah Carey, Billy Joel, Ricky Martin, George Michael, Will Smith and many others. The award is accompanied by a letter of provenance from Blair's son, who later took possession of his father's awards (see image of letter, son's name is redacted on image, buyer will receive unredacted copy).

It is all original with unopened backing paper, Ill Eagle Enterprises manufacturer's sticker 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.

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