Bollywood’s multi-platinum rapper DIVINE is on a mission to conquer Mumbai’s NFT scene by releasing an NFT ahead of the 2nd anniversary of his debut album. To add more flavor to the drop, he is teaming up with award-winning visual artist Santanu Hazarika.
DIVINE x Santanu Hazarika NFT Offering
The NFT features the beats of DIVINE and the striking visual that Hazarika created as a homage to the rapper’s debut album ‘Kohinoor.’ The album was certified 20-times platinum while the reggaeton-infused single ‘Chal Bombay’ from the very same album went 30-times platinum. Needless to say, DIVINE made a mark in the music scene because of this album, so it’s only fitting to celebrate it as an NFT.
DIVINE shared why he decided to get into the NFT scene. “The NFT marketplace is a disruptive one that is establishing forward-thinking ways in which artists can connect with fans. Kohinoor holds a very significant place in my life. This NFT embracing the most incredible art you’ve ever seen is a personal milestone for me. I hope my involvement in the NFT community inspires more artists to jump on the crypto bandwagon.”
Meanwhile, Hazarika has a solid footing on Mumbai’s NFT scene. Earlier this year, he set a record after selling his NFTs in under 3 seconds. So his involvement is poised to boost Divine’s maiden NFT offering.
Hazarika explained his creative process in developing the visuals for the NFT. “The artwork is a homage to the iconic Kohinoor album and to the journey of grey to gold while navigating the path of the angel and the devil. The valor of an angel and the slither of a snake with an animated halo and black angel wings highlight the divinity of our man himself. The journey to Kohinoor.”
The Collection is available on India’s first NFT Marketplace, the Binance-backed WazirX.