Wu-Tang co-founder Ghostface Killah is no stranger to the world of cryptocurrencies, as he has already released his own. This time though, he will join the world of non-fungible tokens (aka NFTs) for the first time.
The renowned hip-hop artist confirmed to Rolling Stone that his forthcoming set of tokens will be framed around previously unreleased lyrics he wrote over two decades ago. There is still no detailed information on when and how many NFTs he will issue.
According to Ghostface himself, he came up with the idea while he was prepping for the 25th anniversary of his debut solo album, Ironman. The rapper was scouring through his archive of notebooks when he came across a set of lyrics that never saw the light of day. Being the clued-in crypto mogul he is, Ghostface reportedly saw the lyrics as a good way to test his viability in the NFT market – which he says he may expand his presence in.
“We’ll see how it goes,” he told Rolling Stone. “If I want to do more of these longer-term, there are a lot of options I can do. Music, art, or in this case, some of my lyrics, there’s a lot we can do, so I have to do some experimenting and find out what works. But for this one, people are going to get a vintage rhyme from Ghostface.”
NME adds that the upcoming NFTs will be released through the artist-centric market platform S!NG, which in the past has launched tokens by the likes of Aloe Blacc and Limp Bizkit’s Wes Borland. Ghostface said he had received interest from a variety of platforms but sided with S!NG because, per Rolling Stone, “they gave him the best offer, and he felt they were the most artist-friendly.”