Rick Ross to Auction Rare Sneakers, Lyrics, and MJ Art Piano

Rick Ross's auction marries style with charitable ambition

by Zain ul Abedin
Rick Ross to Auction Rare Sneakers, Lyrics, and MJ Art Piano
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Hip-hop titan Rick Ross is advancing his philanthropic efforts by teaming up with Julien's Auctions for a significant charitable event. At 48, Ross is not just about beats and rhymes but also about significantly impacting the community.

The auction, dubbed "Push It to the Limit–Luxury & Lifestyle: A Rick Ross Auction," is set to funnel all proceeds into the Boss Up Grant. This initiative is designed to assist underserved entrepreneurs who often struggle with accessing affordable credit and capital.

The auction begins on June 25 at 10 a.m. PT and will offer many unique items over two days. Enthusiasts and fans can place bids online, in Los Angeles, or over the phone. Among the highlights are 300 rare sneakers, featuring over 150 pairs of Air Jordans, and exclusive Michael Jackson memorabilia.

Noteworthy items include a sealed ONE by Cirque du Soleil light-up glove, a sealed 25th-anniversary vinyl of MJ's "Bad," and a grand piano from 1866 themed after Jackson's iconic "Thriller" album.

Exclusive Fashion and Footwear

Fashion is also on the roster, with luxurious pieces from high-end designers like Gucci, Stefano Ricci, Dolce & Gabbana, and Versace.

Many of these items have graced television screens and music videos, worn by Ross, adding a personal touch to the offerings. The sneaker collection is equally impressive, featuring collaborations with Virgil Abloh, Nike Air Max 90s, and exclusive Air Jordans such as the Retro University of Michigan PE and 5 Retro Fab Five models.

Art enthusiasts also have a lot to look forward to, with works from acclaimed street and contemporary artists like Mr. Brainwash, Franky Cardona, Picasso Blac, Bankrupt, Jon Moody, Waldemar Swierzy, and Christian Weber. Also up for auction are distinctive items such as lion sculptures, drinking goblets, handwritten lyrics, and a striking 24-carat gold plated Bengal tiger skull.

This auction isn't just about owning a piece of pop culture or luxury; it's a chance to contribute to a noble cause. Rick Ross's commitment to using his platform to support economic empowerment highlights an essential aspect of his legacy, transcending his musical achievements.

The "Push It to the Limit" auction promises to offer exclusive items and make a lasting difference in the lives of many entrepreneurs striving for a better future.