Another day, another NFT story: this time, the estate of XXXTentacion is set to release some of his unreleased songs as NFTs.
As per Variety, the late rapper’s former manager Solomon “Sounds” Sobande and his estate (run by his mother Cleopatra Bernard) are combining with the company YellowHeart to create the NFTs. And the unreleased songs are pretty old – the five tracks are from X’s SoundCloud rapping era when he burst to stardom.
“Although they were all big on SoundCloud, we never had the opportunity to monetize them or bring them off-platform,” Sobande said. “Some of these songs aren’t even on his SoundCloud page anymore. There are just the remnants of them being reposted. These were the songs that built his career and led up to the explosion he had.”
The NFTs don’t stop there though, also including previously unseen footage from the rapper’s REVENGE tour (his last tour before his death). The art for the NFTs will also be created by Stephen Bliss, who just so happens to be the artist behind Grand Theft Auto (supposedly X’s favourite video game).
Check out a preview of the NFT collection:
The auction is expected to begin this Monday, ending five days later on May 15th. Given X’s sustained popularity since his passing, there should be some pretty big bids for them. Hey, at least Martin Shkreli can’t buy them.
And commendably, portions of the proceeds will be donated to the XXXFoundation and other unspecified organisations that assist women impacted by domestic abuse. X was awaiting trial for domestic abuse accusations at the time of his death.
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The X songs will follow in the hallowed footsteps of the infamous Fyre Festival food tweet, the Fleetwood Mac skateboarder original tiktok, and an Elon Musk song in being turned into NFTs. What company to keep.
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