Digital art platform provider BUYHIPHOP Media Ventures LLC, is announcing the auction of a spectacular bundle of artwork and digital NFT assets to commemorate legendary rapper/actor/artist Tupac Shakur’s upcoming 50th birthday, this June 16th, 2021.
The auction is highlighted by “Homage to Tupac” a stunning 30×40 oil-on-canvas portrait of Tupac, created by San Francisco-based artist Rhonel Roberts. This physical work of art will be accompanied in the bundle by a digital NFT element of unlockable content that includes a virtual reality experience of dynamic animation made up of 50 custom variants in the form of visual filters, created by veteran Bay Area B-boy, graffiti artist and graphic designer Gene Buban aka Geneus1. Embedded in this NFT visual will be an eclectic 16-minute audio mix layer made up of custom remixes of Tupac tracks that reflects the myriad elements of Tupac’s music, including emotional, hardcore, gangsta, and old school vibes., produced by Emil Jankowski of Impossible Arts & the Thug Radio YouTube channel.
The one-off auction – to take place on www.tupac-nft.com – will cover 3 days starting June 16th, 2021. In addition the platform will make available for direct sale 50 standalone NFTs, each containing one of the custom Tupac visuals along with a 10-second custom beat audio layer.
“It is so incredible that as an artist one has the opportunity to paint something that speaks to a specific time in our lives. That’s exactly what I did 18 years ago in creating “Homage to Tupac”, and now we can all celebrate that in 2021,” says Rhonel Roberts, the artist whose work is central in the bundle being offered.
BUYHIPHOP Media Ventures LLC, the platform technology provider & curator of international urban art, is committed to making accessible the benefits of blockchain technology in the form of NFTs, to artists of all kinds. “There are countless benefits for artists using this blockchain technology – the transparency of value and ironclad contract ownership; not to mention the possibility of resale royalties. It makes for a level playing field,” says Melcom Copeland, founder of BUYHIPHOP Media Ventures, LLC. With the auction in mind, he says, “I feel honored to have met Tupac and lent him a helping hand at a trade show in 1994, to have purchased this incredible portrait painting of him 18-years ago in 2003, and to now offer it up for auction for the first time as part of a digital NFT bundle on his 50th birthday!”
About BUYHIPHOP Media Ventures LLC
BUYHIPHOP was established in 2003, having since designed and developed e-commerce websites for Hip Hop/R&B artists and independent record labels including KnockOut Entertainment and Sanctuary Music Group artist Ray J, Seven Heads Enterprises, Room Service Productions, Halftooth Records, Wandering Soul, Good Foot Entertainment, and Specimen Records.
BUYHIPHOP’s latest venture, tupac-nft.com, is a custom NFT marketplace powered by OpenSea’s NFT SDK.
The Tupac NFT Bundle auction will take place June 16th 2021, via tupac-nft.com.
Partial proceeds will go to various non-profits serving urban communities.
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