Tupac will forever be remembered as one of the most influential and popular rappers to have graced the hip-hop world. Even after almost 26 years since his tragic death, Tupac remains an icon for several generations and is still well-loved. As such, Mike Tyson is set to host the NFT version of Shakur’s ‘Makaveli.’
Tupac’s last studio album “The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory” is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. According to TMZ, Mike Tyson and Riskie Forever, who is the artist behind the unforgettable album cover, will now be moving the album into the NFTverse.
The NFT will depict Tupac as Jesus Christ wearing his crown of thorns while nailed to the cross. Released on November 5, 1996, nearly 2 months after his murder, Pac recorded the album under the alias Makaveli.
Riskie Forever designed and sold the painting Tupac handpicked to be the album cover back in 2015. Crypto/NFT wallet manager Zelus helped him recover the art, and auction house Heritage Auctions will sell it to the highest bidder.
The auction will take place on June 18th in New York. Fans will also have a chance to win up to $100,000 through sweepstakes on the MakaveliArt.com website starting June 5th.
Mike Tyson will also host the painting Tuesday on a special episode of his “Hotboxin” podcast. He will be discussing many of Tupac’s memories. Tyson and Shakur had a solid friendship.
“This episode was cool to shoot. Having the opportunity to honor Pac and have this painting here with us was awesome. It’s by far the most iconic hip hop album artwork of all time.”
Tupac Shakur’s contributions to the world of hip-hop will never be forgotten. We will have to wait and see how the upcoming NFT-related episode with Mike Tyson will turn out to be. Fans certainly can’t wait to see the NFT as well. Keep checking back with Thirsty for more!
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