Hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg has debuted his first nonfungible token (NFT) collaboration with artist Coldie within the ultimate launch of the Decentral Eyes Portrait Sequence.
The “Decentralized Dogg” NFT was minted on SuperRare on Monday at 7:15 pm UTC and will probably be on public sale till Friday. SuperRare is a digital NFT market that caters to patrons keen to pay up for extra unique items.
The NFT is a stereoscopic 3D collage of 10 completely different portraits of Snoop Dogg from varied levels all through his life, underscored by an authentic NFT-inspired soundtrack by him. On the time of writing, the best bid was 169 Ether (ETH), or about $760,000 at present costs.
NEW ARTWORK RELEASE
Coldie x @SnoopDogg
Decentral Eyes Dogg
1/1 on @SuperRare
Public sale ends Dec 3 5p PT/8p ET
Artwork by Coldie
Unique audio by @SnoopDogg
Coming collectively to maintain it enjoyable & experimental.
The ultimate 1/1 launch of the Decentral Eyes Portrait Sequence within the OG type pic.twitter.com/ckk71dmP5d
— Coldie (@Coldie) November 29, 2021
Snoop Dogg’s long-time innovation and funding accomplice Nick Adler informed Cointelegraph that the NFT drop is simply the “starting of Snoop’s work within the NFT and artwork area.”
He indicated that relying on how nicely the NFT performs, Snoop Dogg can be “completely open to future collaborations with Coldie or different iconic NFT artists.” Coldie informed Cointelegraph that Snoop Dogg’s administration instantly contacted him about collaborating on an NFT by way of SuperRare.
Adler additionally talked about that Snoop Dogg plans to have an ongoing relationship with the collector or decentralized autonomous group (DAO) that finally ends up buying the NFT.
“For us, what’s attention-grabbing concerning the present local weather is that we plan to kind of proceed to evolve this piece. Like possibly we may use this piece for different works we do, whether or not it’s the quilt of a future album or a ebook,” he stated.
Coldie additionally informed Cointelegraph that Snoop Dogg’s administration workforce has thought-about utilizing the paintings as augmented actuality labels for wine bottles, or as a ebook cowl.
“We may do Snoop wine bottles that use augmented actuality, the place the portrait involves life on a wine bottle. That leads a lot extra worth to the collector as a result of he’s obtained tens of millions of eyes on the paintings.”
In a current interview concerning the NFT, Snoop Dogg stated: “This expertise has impressed me to rethink how I work and launch my artwork into the world.”
“You don’t simply see it, you’re feeling it and also you hear it. You digg? I need this piece to face out as a illustration of my imaginative and prescient within the metaverse. It’s Decentralized, Decentral eyes.”
The NFT’s description on SuperRare explains that “The purple space is a nod to his hip-hop royalty. The halftone and grunge impact on his left eye speaks to his being an OG within the recreation and the Doggystyle references are a nod to his epic first launch.”
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The paintings will probably be proven at Nft Now and Christie’s commerce present “The Gateway” throughout Miami Artwork Week on Dec. 3. It additionally will make an look on the Flagler Road Artwork Pageant as part of the “SuperRare Monolith” in downtown Miami throughout Miami Artwork Week between Tuesday and Sunday.
On Sept. 21, Snoop Dogg introduced he had been utilizing a pseudonym to cover in plain sight as NFT Twitter influencer “Cozomo de’ Medici.” The pockets related to the account has amassed an NFT assortment price over $17 million, together with 9 CryptoPunks and a variety of marijuana-themed tokens.
Coldie’s NFT collaboration with John Van Hamersveld’s “The Unfolding Dream” in partnership with Async can be presently up for public sale till Dec. 10. He informed Cointelegraph that collaboration with fellow digital artist Sarah Zucker is on the playing cards for the approaching months.