A brand new NFT collection from Web3 streetwear brand Smilesss and platinum-selling rapper Pooh Shiesty drops today! The Smilesss x Shiesty Season NFT collection is a celebration of Pooh Shiesty’s platinum-certified debut mixtape, Shiesty Season.
Smilesss x Shiesty Season NFTs from Smilesss and Pooh Shiesty
To sum up, the Smilesss x Shiesty Season NFT collection is dropping as part of the release of Poo Shiesty’s Shiesty Season: Certified. This deluxe edition celebrates the platinum status of the artist’s debut mixtape, Shiesty Season.
The collaborative NFT collection from Smilesssvrs NFT creator Waheed Zai and rapper Pooh Shiesty has two parts. Firstly there’s a 1,000-piece collection of NFTs. This collection is made up of four 250-edition NFTs. These NFTs are alternative covers of the Shiesty Season mixtape, representing the four seasons (Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall).
Each of these NFTs has a mint price of 0.1 ETH. What’s more, Smilesss made 500 of the total 1,000 NFTs available in a presale exclusively for Smilesssvrs NFT holders. The presale began at 10 AM EST today (4/27) and will continue until 4 PM EST. The public sale for the remaining Pooh Shiesty x Smilesss NFTs begins at 4:20 PM EST, 4/27.
The other part of this collab is a 24-hour auction for a 1-of-1 NFT. Significantly, this 1-of-1 is actually the original Shiesty Season cover that Zai created early in 2021, months before he minted his first 1-of-1 NFT. The winner of the auction will get a personalized SHIESTY SEASON platinum plaque along with their NFT.
Buyers of one of the Smilesss x Shiesty Season NFTs will be able to redeem an exclusive t-shirt and ski mask designed by Waheed Zai. In addition, they will get a holder-only metaverse wearable, as well as an exclusive first listen to the new Pooh Shiesty deluxe mixtape, exclusively in the Smilesss Discord.
The two artists collaborated early on in both of their careers
The Smilesss x Shiesty Season NFT collection represents a full-circle moment for both Pooh Shiesty and Waheed Zai. Indeed, the Shiesty Season mixtape stands out as the rapper’s breakout body of work.
By the same token, the Pooh Shiesty album cover was Zai’s biggest commissioned artwork at that time. As a result of the cover art, Zai’s work reached a whole new audience. As a matter of fact, the pinned tweet on Zai’s Twitter account (@all_smilesss) is still a. April 2021 post celebrating the appearance of his Shiesty Season cover art on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
In a statement about the collaboration, Zai said:
“As I look back, what at the time felt like a good commission opportunity, now is a significant moment in my artistic career. I took a leap of faith to build something I hadn’t built before, and Pooh Shiesty and his team took a gamble on having me deliver on that promise.” He also added, “Months later, that risk allowed me to create my own world through Smilesssvrs.”
The NFT collection with Pooh Shiesty represents the latest major partnership for the 6-month-old NFT project and Web3-native brand. Previously, Smilesss created merch with top-tier streetwear brand, The Hundreds. Not to mention its partnership with Coinbase NFT, and its upcoming kids’ TV show with TIME Studios.
Unfortunately, the Smilesss collab comes at a particularly bad time for Pooh Shiesty. Just last week, the 22-year-old rapper received a 63-month prison sentence in connection to a 2020 shooting.