RIAA Gold Album Award for The D.O.C. album No One Can Do It Better. Released on July 13, 1989, by Sept. 22, 1989 the album was certified Gold by the RIAA for 500,000 copies sold.
Then-current members of N.W.A Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, MC Ren all contributed to this, The D.O.C.'s debut album. Fueled in part by single "The Formula", which hit #4 on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart, the album topped the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for two weeks and reached #20 on the Top 200 Albums chart. By 1994, the album was certified Platinum by the RIAA for one million copies sold. See image above for RIAA sales certification of this album*.
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- RIAA Gold album award
- In VG to Excellent condition
- First presentation award made in 1990
- All original award
- Known as a RIAA "R hologram" award, they were made from 1990-97
- Award measures approx. 17" x 21”
- Great collectors item for any fan of The D.O.C.
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Detailed Item Description: This RIAA Gold award is a first presentation award that would have been manufactured in 1990, making it about 32 years old. The award has an interesting "hip hop family" presentation since it is presented to Warren and Verna Griffin. Warren Griffin is West Coast rap artist Warren G's father, and Verna Griffin is Dr. Dre's mother.
This award is in VG to Excellent condition with only minor mars on the plexiglass and frame. It is an all original award and while the manufacturer sticker is missing, it has adhesive residue in the size, shape and location of a Creative Glassics sticker.
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*RIAA sales data source: RIAA.com