Louisiana rapper Curren$y is getting down with the biggest digital trend of the year. The hip-hop veteran has announced he’s gearing up to drop his very own NFT’s in the coming days.
Curren$y Follows Tekashi 6ix9ine’s NFT Move
Spitta’s rollout with the NFT follows rap troll Tekashi 6ix9ine recently putting out a three-day auction to rollout some limited edition exclusives. Spitta’s stash allows fans to purchase his NFT-only Financial District EP to a virtual smoke session in celebration of 4/20 a.k.a. Smoke Day.
Curren$y who is only one of two artists handpicked by Jay-Z to be part of the mogul’s Monogram cannabis campaign shot by famed director Hype Williams is an avid weed smoker who is incorporating his now legal extracurricular activities into his forthcoming NFT drop. The Louisiana rapper and his Jet Life Recording label mates will be collaborating with leading music NFT strategy and development company Bondly Finance whose technology will be powering the sale taking place Tuesday, April 20 at 4:20pm EST on www.jetlifeapparel.com.
The NFT auction will award the highest bidder with an opportunity to receive flights and hotel accommodations to meet up with Spitta at a future event.
The NFT release will feature a 1 of 1 musically inspired art auction piece designed by popular NFT 3d animating graphic artist Kid Eight whose provided art direction for musicians including Chris Brown, Future, Gucci Mane, Fabolous, MoneyBagg Yo, Yo Gotti and more. The auction piece creates unique experiences for the owner where the asset bridges the virtual and physical world.
Tekashi 6ix9ine Cracks Into NFT Hustle
A few days ago, 6ix9ine’s own Tekashi.digital storefront was the go-to location to secure his NFT release. It included two pieces of unique 3d animated artwork integrated with memorable clips from his music that took place during a 3 day auction to the highest bidders.
In addition to the 2 rare auction pieces, the NFT sale features 3 uniquely animated 6ix9ine cover art integrated with full versions of his biggest hits. The sale of each animated NFT is divided into a gold version, limited to 125 pieces per song and a silver version, limited to 1000 pieces per song. The auction pieces create unique experiences for the owner’s where the assets bridge the digital and physical world.
Tek has also issued a statement on his new NFT rollout.
“No other artist can do it like me, no other artist can put up my numbers” boasts 6ix9ine. “I even have my own standalone storefront setup for my fan’s and NFT collectors. Everyone else isn’t on their own platform. I got my own platform. Ah ha ah ha.”
Akon Cracks Into The Hustle
While details are still coming together, rap veteran Akon’s new non-fungible tokens (NFTs) platform aims to “supercharge and empower” fellow artists.
Music mogul Akon, whose birth name is Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam, announced the Akoin team behind the cryptocurrency AKN has partnered with Taqo.io to launch the AkoinNFT platform for NFTs. It has been a challenging time for creatives, with many unable to resume activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, NFTs have seen growth by creating opportunities for struggling artists and their fans. NFTs are cryptographic assets that can have variable features. They have been used to represent a wide range of unique tangible and intangible items, from art to collectible sports cards to virtual real estate and even digital sneakers. (Coin Desk)
Akon even went to his Instagram page to let people know his NFTs platform is aimed at more than just musicians.
“One of the most amazing artist I’ve come across @bouboudesign_ (look forward to his NFT on #AkoinNFT #senegal”
Post Malone Believes In NFTs
The NFT movement is bigger than just hip-hop. Musicians including Kings of Leon and rocker/rapper Post Malone are sold on the digital hustle.
Lately, a number of musicians have been turning their attention to NFTs. In March the rock band Kings of Leon trotted out “golden tickets” as part of its NFT album release. Rapper Post Malone’s concert streaming service, AUX Live, began minting Fyooz-based NFTs that blur the line between art and experience. (Coin Desk)