The Hip Hop supergroup from Los Angeles, California has made a smashing entry into the Web3 world. Already deep into the crypto game, Snoop Dogg has teamed up with three other legendary Bay Area rappers – Too $hort, E-40 and Ice Cube.
NFT Album drop: Gala Music has partnered with rap supergroup Mount Westmore. Together, they launch an exciting collaboration that sees their brand new material debut first via the medium #NFTs. #NFT #crypto #Ethereum #ETH pic.twitter.com/oR4KTH4pc9
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Bad MFs come packed with NFTs
The Hip Hop collective released their first album ‘BAD MFs’ on the Galaverse, the metaverse created by Gala Music. The NFT compilation that accompanies the album was created by the Berry Boys, whose creative achievements earned them a place at this year’s Cannes Lions Young Directors Showcase.
Also, the Berry Boys managed to create the 15 NFTs included in the BAD MFs collection in just three weeks. The NFTs include animated graphics ranging from the legendary rappers wearing a shiny throne and some huge chains to subwoofers blasting loud music while Too $hort and Ice Cube count money in the corner.
Ryan Burnham, one half of the Berry Boys collective, was excited about the collaboration: “The opportunity to work so closely with Hip Hop’s biggest stars has been incredibly rewarding and we can’t wait to take our partnership with Gala Music even further”.
Snoop Dogg bought his former label thanks to Web3
Calvin Broadus Jr., popularly known as Snoop Dogg, has been in the music industry since the 90s, when hip-hop’s golden age sparked intense competition between the West Coast and the East Coast. At the time, Death Row Records was the preeminent West Coast Hip Hop label, but despite once having a dream team consisting of Dr. Dre, Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg and Nate Dogg, the label was torn apart by 2Pacs untimely outbursts. died in 1996.
In February 2022, Snoop decided to buy the struggling label and give it a new lease of life, while also getting his LP masters back. Formerly known as Snoop Doggy Dogg, the rapper explained, “It feels good to have ownership of the label that I was a part of at the beginning of my career and as one of the founders.”
According to Gala Music, this empowering move came from Snoop’s successful partnership with the decentralized music platform. Now the Snoop Bounce NFT at Gala Music is letting fans get 500 unique NFTs featuring Snoop’s 1996 album ‘Tha Doggfather’.
This song is for sale as a #NFT in the @GoGalaMusic store. MOUNT WESTMORE – Big Subwoofer (Official Music Video) via @YouTube
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Rappers break records using Blockchain
The famous rapper and actor Ice Cube has started a 3 on 3 basketball tournament called BIG3. One thing that allows Ice Cube’s basketball league to stand out from the crowd is the ownership of teams through NFTs. This year, Bill Lee, the creator of the MyDoge non-custodial wallet for (DOGE) has broken the record for the largest business transaction in DOGE. Ice Cube was more than happy to accept DOGE, replying to Mr. Lee “Come on Bill.. you know I’m down with the DOGE army!”
PSA: This interview will age well. “This is the beginning of where you’ll start to see @dogecoin become the people’s currency.” @westcoastbill + @icecube talking #Dogecoin, #Big3, @MyDogeTip @MyDogeCTO @FoxBusiness pic.twitter.com/netZUBbzIf
— Doge Will Win (@Dogecoin_Wins) May 6, 2022
The other member of the supergroup, Too $hort (real name Todd Anthony Shaw) has entered the metaverse since 2021, when his collaboration with Black Stone Creative was released on OpenSea. The pimp-themed NFT collection has marked a milestone for the most consistent hip-hop artist ever. Too $hort holds two Guinness World Records – Hip Hop Artist with Most Albums and Longest Career in Hip Hop, as the Oakland-born rapper has been dropping albums since 1985. Interestingly, Too $hort released a couple of digital albums. before NFT albums were invented.
As BAD MFs by Mount Westmore is limited to only 505 copies, the album is as exclusive as it gets. However, Track #9, the self-titled lead single’s official music video, is available on YouTube. As blockchain incorporation into the music industry becomes somewhat of a fad, the world’s tech-savvy music fans are in for a treat.
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