*March 9 marked the 25th anniversary of the murder of rapper Notorious B.I.G. To memorialize the celebrated hip-hip icon, his estate has announced the first-ever official The Notorious B.I.G. NFT (non-fungible token) collection.
“We are excited about our partnership with OneOf and their expertise to memorialize my son Christopher with this first official NFT drop to give his fans an opportunity to participate in and honor their love of him and his music,” says Biggie’s mother Voletta Wallace.
The only Christopher we acknowledge is Wallace! Commemorating the 25th Anniversary since the passing of Frank White, we are excited to announce “The Notorious B.I.G. NFT Collection” is coming soon! … IS this all a dream?! #BeOneOf #Tezos
— OneOf (@OneOfNFT) March 9, 2022
“We’re honored to work with the Christopher Wallace Estate to celebrate the incredible legacy of Biggie Smalls,” adds OneOf cofounder and COO Josh James. “Using NFT technology, Biggie’s legacy and his outsized impact on music and culture will be forever cemented on blockchain, to be honored and shared with fans around the world and for generations to come.”
As reported by Music Business Worldwide, the Notorious N.F.T. collection will be minted by OneOf on the “environmentally responsible proof-of-stake blockchain”Tezos. “A portion of the proceeds will go to The Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation, Inc.”, per Stereogum.
The announcement comes two months after the estate of Tupac Shakur unveiled an NFT series entitled “The Immortal Collection,” which drops next week.
As reported by Complex, “the four-piece range was created in partnership with Digital Arts & Sciences and Impossible Brief, one of the world’s leading specialists in digital art and collectibles,” the outlet writes.
“The four-piece Immortal Collection is based on and connected to what Tupac saw in himself, in the stories he felt were worthy of telling, and what connects everyone to each other: ARTIST, ACTIVIST, SINNER, SAINT,” a press release reads.
Take a look at the drop via the Twitter embed below.
NFT series entitled “The Immortal Collection” drops 12/15 on MakersPlace. This drop serves as a first look at some of the personal items that will be shown in the upcoming exhibit, Wake Me When I’m Free. @makersplaceco @tupacwmwif pic.twitter.com/QnOuqrMBlt
— 2PAC (@2PAC) December 9, 2021
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