Rapper Erick Sermon, of the hip-hop trio EPMD, taps into the NFT market with his long-term partner, David Strickland. Their debut collection, designed by Strickland himself, is a digital tribute to Sermon’s inspiring career.
NFT art for a real hip-hop legend
This week, hip-hop artist Erick Sermon confirmed the release of his first NFT collection. The curated drop will be featured on the Crypto NFT platform on October 20th.
Accordingly, the collection includes six digital portraits created by Erick Sermon’s friend and partner, David Strickland. The colorful design and graffiti art influences are honoring Sermon’s career as a rapper. In fact, one of the portraits pays homage to Def Squad, a hip-hop supergroup created by Sermon himself.
In summary, this exclusive curated drop seems to have what it takes to sell out like hotcakes.
Joe Conyers III, the Executive Vice-President of Crypto, confirms the NFTs’ potential:
“Erick Sermon is a hip-hop legend with such an illustrious career,” he declared. “The work he’s doing with David Strickland is really interesting, both conceptually and artistically, and the cause they’re supporting is so important and timely. We’re very excited to give them a platform for this collection.”
David Strickland’s NFT debut
David Strickland is also a talented artist and producer. In fact, the six-NFT collection comes along with the artist’s latest single, called Messenger.
In a press release, Strickland revealed his excitement for the upcoming drop:
“I am very excited to be entering the NFT space with my art and hopefully use it as a medium to raise money for causes that are dear to my heart and community,” he says.
Indeed, the producer is keeping his promise of supporting charity. In fact, part of the proceeds from this first NFT collection, launched via the Crypto marketplace, will go to the Indian Residential School Survivors Society.
However, Erick Sermon is just one of the many hip-hop legends to tap into the NFT market. This year, we’ve seen rappers like Eminem invest in various dedicated marketplaces as well. Meanwhile, Snoop Dogg (aka Cozomo de’ Medici) has already created his own metaverse mansion via The Sandbox.
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