Non-fungible token (NFT) platform OneOf has struck an exclusive partnership with the Christopher Wallace estate to release the first-ever official The Notorious B.I.G. NFT collection.
The partnership comes as the estate commemorates the 25th Anniversary of the iconic rapper’s death and the release of his album Life After Death.
A portion of the proceeds of the NFTs will go to The Christopher Wallace Memorial Foundation, Inc.
The OneOf platform was co-founded by tech entrepreneur Lin Dai, digital media executive Joshua James, and music industry veteran Adam Fell, in partnership with Quincy Jones and Quincy Jones Productions.
In may last year Oneof raised $63 million in a seed round from prominent tech and music industry veterans.
The Notorious B.I.G. NFT collection will be minted by OneOf on what it calls the “environmentally responsible proof-of-stake blockchain” Tezos.
The concept of the NFT was created by Elliot Osagie of Willingie, Inc and Wayne Barrow, Manager of Voletta Wallace.
The Christopher Wallace Estate is represented by Phil Sandhaus of WME Legends.
OneOf has recently announced major partnerships with The Recording Academy to celebrate the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards, Warner Music Group, and morning radio show “The Breakfast Club.”
The platform’s recent Whitney Houston Collection made headlines when a never-before-heard Whitney Houston song made when she was 17 was sold at auction on OneOf for $1 million.
OneOf recently expanded into sports and lifestyle with Sports Illustrated athletes series including Muhammad Ali, Shaquille O’Neal, Jerry Rice and more, and iconic teams including Duke Basketball.
“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.”
The Notorious B.I.G.’s Mother Voletta Wallace said: “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.”
“We’re honored to work with The Christopher Wallace Estate to celebrate the incredible legacy of Biggie Smalls.”
Josh James, OneOf
Josh James, COO & Co-Founder of OneOf said: “We’re honored to work with The Christopher Wallace Estate to celebrate the incredible legacy of Biggie Smalls.
“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.”Music Business Worldwide