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ASAP Rocky Releases First Limited NFT Artwork

Non Fungible Tokens, popularly known as NFTs, are still gaining momentum and maintaining their relevance despite what seems like a pullback of the market. This time the news about NFT is emanating from famous Hip-Hop musician and entertainer ASAP Rocky releasing his own NFT art.

Release of the First Limited NFT Artwork

The NFT market continues to innovate new markets, new relevance, and tons of celebrities minting NFT artwork for auction sales.

The speculation about the release can be traced back to this [EMBED} Tweet from the artist on March 20. He responded to a question asked by a fan about what cryptocurrency business is all about. 

The usual expectations accompanied the reactions under the tweet as many users called for the release of the promised album and speculated about a potential NFT art release in the future. 

Four days ago, an official tweet from his handle, the artist released an announcement containing details about his first-ever NFT art. The [EMBED] Tweet reads, “MY FIR$T NFT! 4/21 7 PM EST.”

The release of the artist’s first-ever NFT artwork is currently available on the Nifty Gateway

ASAP Rocky Gateway on Nifty 

The collection will include “select pieces” as well as a snippet of “Sandman,” an unreleased track Rocky previewed during 2021 Yams Day, according to a promo video presented by the AWGE Shopping Network.

The ASAP Rocky NFT collections 

Inspired by the recent wave of NFTs art and collectible release by entertainment contemporaries, ASAP Rocky has released his artforms through new outlets within the NFT space.

According to the NFT Gateway platform

ROCKY GATEWAY is a collection from Rocky and AWGE creatives Robert Gallardo, Wally Sajimi, and Jimmy Regular. The collection consists of 7 pieces: 

  • One 1/1 auction, featuring an unreleased A$AP Rocky song snippet titled “$ANDMAN,” 
  • An in-person recording studio session with Rocky
  • Two 3D scans of Rocky; one of Rocky's Testing Dummy Mask 
  • Three rally cars from his "INJURED GENERATION" Arena Tour.

The three lucky raffle winners will receive the actual rally car(s) from the tour!

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The NFT purchase has already been live since yesterday, 21/04/2021. NFT art fans can immediately start collecting their ASAP Rocky art piece.

About NFTs

Non Fungible Tokens (NFTs), also known as a collectible, are extensively covered in this cryptonomic article review. It’s a non-divisible token, unlike its counterpart, the fungible tokens, which can be split. Its unique identity is in its rarity (scarce nature) and has found use case across various niche which includes;

  • Gaming
  • Arts and collections
  • And even artifacts

Also, its immutable nature, the fact that no two NFTs are alike, has continually driven adoption and interests, as reported in the recent wave of NFT Tweet craze, which saw Jack Dorsey making record-breaking sales. ASAP Rocky joins the like of UFC fighter Khabib to launch his own NFT art piece.

About ASAP Rocky

ASAP Rocky, real name Rakim Athelaston Mayers was born October 3, 1988. He is a multi talented American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, model, actor, and music video director. The entertainer is also part of the hip hop collective A$AP Mob, from which the moniker was adopted.

A$AP ROCKY: Image via Getty/Scott Dudelson

The rapper and songwriter has taken the world music, art, and fashion industries by storm since his emergence in 2011. He is set to take over the blockchain NFT art space through the release of his NFT. which comes with a reward incentive for those who are going to purchase the art. 

Rocky is a multi-hyphenated artist, entrepreneur, actor, fashion within the realm of popular culture. The release of his NFT art brings him among other artists that have released their arts on the blockchain.

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