A slew of unique digital collectibles, including never-before-seen DMX tracks and a behind-the-scenes Prince documentary, are set to hit the market via a new black woman-owned NFT Marketplace.
Variety reports what company, Melancholy NFT Gallery, is a startup supported by the author and marketing manager Nea Simone “With a mission to help black and Latin creatives earn money and control the rights of their work. The report says the company’s first tranche of digital offerings is up for grabs this month (although its rare auction page already shows 11 items on offer) and it looks like there might be some interesting properties.
The elements of the first drop include:
“Miles Davis – Synesthesia:”: A three-part series comprising a visual and audio representation using a 1970s photograph of Miles Davis on the rooftop of Chateau Marmont. The photo was taken by Miles’ cousin and closest friend, artist Corky McCoy, who created iconic album covers for Davis. Using a mixed interpretation, McCoy created the collection alongside daughter Blair McCoy of Authentik Creative, Inc.
“Darkman X-No Words”: The artist and producer of rapper DMX, DJ Superior, will release a collection of 5 songs, unreleased sequences and illustrations of the late icon. Part of the profits will be donated to his family.
“My time with Prince”: A compilation of audio, video and unlockable content highlighting the beginnings of the velvet rope with Prince and the Revolution. in documentary format, by guitarist Dez Dickerson.
“CollabCrib: time for collaboration”: Talent manager, entrepreneur and founder of YoungGuns Entertainment and CollabCrib! (one of the first all-black content houses in Atlanta) Keith Dorsey will be launching a limited edition collectible cards and avatars.
NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are essentially digital assets based on and protected by blockchain technology. They have become a highly prized commodity as cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum have gained broader understanding and acceptance and as celebrities, creatives, influencers, and companies who control digital rights. move in space.
works by artists Basquiat at Whitney houston have been transformed into NFT, and Jay-Z and Damon Dash had legal beef this year on a very famous NFT.
But NFTs are also controversial, with a lot of debate about their real safety and value.