New York rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine isn’t waiting for the NFT wave to get bigger. Instead, the hip-hop troll is doing his part to make the overnight trend explode courtesy of his colorful Genesis NFT collection.
Tekashi 6ix9ine Cracks Into NFT Hustle
6ix9ine’s own Tekashi.digital storefront is the go-to location to secure his NFT release. It includes two pieces of unique 3d animated artwork integrated with memorable clips from his music that take place during a 3 day auction to the highest bidders set to go down today at 4 PM ET.
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 NFT 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)
The Weeknd’s Convinced Too
Toronto music superstar The Weeknd is doing things differently. The award-winning superstar has revealed a unique approach to dropping his new retail tunes through NFTs.
“still tying some loose ends.
“p.s. this chapter isn’t quite done yet …”
“new song living in NFT space. coming soon…”