Rap legend Method Man is the latest celebrity to hop on the NFT bandwagon. The rapper is all set to launch a comic series, which will be available as an NFT, reported Rolling Stone.
The anthology series is titled ‘Tical World’ and contains multiple instalments. The first, called “Part 1: The Origin,” will have everything from original characters and apparel to artwork and unreleased music. All of these will be sold as NFTs!
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Method Man NFTs come with a range of items. First, in collaboration with New York artist Alex Smetsky, the collection will include an original artwork inspired by Killa Beez. This artwork will be signed by both Method Man and Smetsky. Next on the list is a 3-D animation that illustrates Tical World’s origin story.
Along with these, an unreleased audio clip, featuring music and lyrics by Meth, is also up for grabs. The collection will also include physical versions of the first artworks of the characters in Tical World. Moreover, VIP gold cardholders of the rapper’s athleisure line, Tical Athletics, can purchase the physical versions there.
Meanwhile, Tical World is claimed to be the first “community-owned crypto-characters” on the Flow blockchain. Created by Dapper Labs, Flow blockchain is best known for NFT projects like NBA Top Shots. In addition, the artist will use TuneGO’s patented technology to release the NFT.
Method Man is a member of the legendary rap group Wu-Tang Clan, who has been in the game for over 30 years. A comic buff, the rapper has long been vocal about his love of comics. Comic book references are often a part of his lyrics.
Moreover, the artist also hosts a weekly Marvel podcast titled Marvel/Method. The show debuted last November, exclusively on SiriusXM. However, it is currently available for free across a number of platforms.
Furthermore, Tical World is not the artist’s first stint at penning comics. In 2016, Method Man wrote a special Christmas issue of Marvel’s Ghost Rider. The issue had Ghost Rider going up against a mythical creature (or anti-Santa) called Krampus.
Musicians and NFTs
Method Man is only one among the many musicians to enter the NFT space. In the last couple of months, a slew of musicians has released music NFTs of all kinds. Jay-Z, for instance, sold his ‘Reasonable Doubt’ NFT for US$138,600 last month. Similarly, in June, Maroon 5 released an NFT collection with their album, Jordi. Meanwhile, singer Katy Perry has announced an NFT collection, to be launched at the end of 2021.
Furthermore, several musicians are also investing in NFT-related projects and companies. A few days back, NFT marketplace MakersPlace announced that it has raised investments from Sony Music and Eminem, among others. The San Francisco-based startup raised a total of $30 million in the latest funding round.
“We see this fundraise as continued validation for our mission,” MakersPlace CEO Dannie Chu had stated in a press release.