Influential American rapper and record producer DeAndre Cortez Way, aka “Soulja Boy“, seems to be excited by Cardano-powered NFTs.
In October 2018, he included a song called “Bitcoin” in the “Young Draco” album; in this track, he mentions buying Bitcoin at $6,000, and owning both $BTC and $LTC.
In January 2021, Soulja Boy asked his Twitter followers for advice on what cryptoassets to buy:
thanks guys, bought some BNB, DGB, TRX, KLV, ZPAE and FDO 💪🏾 what’s next? let’s go ✔️
Then, in March 21, he first got into the world of NFTs by selling five of his tweets as NFTs on marketplace Valuables.
Well, on Friday (June 3), he once again turned his Twitter followers to ask what Cardano NFTs to buy by sending out the following tweet that IOG CEO Charles Hoskinson found interesting.
Currently, on NFT marketplace OpenSea, which he joined in April 2021, he has a “super exclusive collectible” called “Crank That” for sale. The current price is 5 ETH, and the sale ends on June 12.
In April, an even more famous American rapper “Snoop Dogg“, alias “Cozomo de’ Medici”, and his son, “Champ Medici”, launched their collaboration with crypto project Clay Nation. The result was a Cardano-based NFT collection called “Clay Mates“. Clay Mates are “characters who are brought to life in stop motion animation and re-homed on the blockchain as CNFTs.”
It's official: @SnoopDogg & @champmedici will partner with Clay Nation to bring you iconic collectibles, unreleased music, & limited edition ‘pitches’.
Join Snoop, Champ & @IOHK_Charles & @The_ClayMates on April 5 | 18.00 UTC ☎️@InputOutputHK @Cardanohttps://t.co/dnZACeiooE pic.twitter.com/81sQ48NEI2
The first NFT in the Clay Mates Series 1 collection was “Charlie Birdkinson”.
We have a new Charlie Birdkinson record sale!
Congrats to buyer and seller ❤️🔥#claymates #claynation #cnft #nft https://t.co/hVWapwAM4c
According to a report by NME, on February 14, Snoop, who became the official owner of legendary hip-hop label Death Row Records earlier that month, made the following announcement via a Clubhouse chatroom:
“Just like how we broke the industry when we was the first independent to be major, I want to be the first major in the metaverse so Death Row will be an NFT label.“
On May 31, Snoop’s son, Cordell Broadus, who is very much interested in crypto and the metaverse, tweeted that he believes in the Cardano community:
You can hate on #ADA as much as YOU want 💫 I believe in Charles & the whole Cardano Community in a whole ✅🦅 music coming soon @claymates 🌵🧡
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