DMX and Miles Davis NFT among Melanated Gallery’s premier collection
A new blockchain tech company shining a light on creator equity is rolling out its first round of non-fungible tokens – a collection that includes five never-before-seen pieces of DMX and a photo of the jazz legend Miles davis.
Melanated NFT Gallery, a black and women-owned startup in the NFT and metaverse space, is supported by a marketing manager and New York Times bestselling author Nea Simone. The company’s mission is to empower creators in the African and Afro-Latinx diaspora and others who have been historically exploited, by creating a fair platform to share and monetize their work.
The Melanated NFT Gallery features “melanistic originals” with artwork from emerging and established designers. MNFTG will officially unveil its first NFT collection of icons and celebrities in early December with a variety of drops.
December 1 marked the official launch of the DMX account on TikTok, who paid homage to the late rap legend and promoted “X-ecember,” which will be celebrating the icon throughout the month.
In the first video clip, DMX raps on “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” which originally came from a 2012 radio appearance on Power 105.1 in New York City. The rapper and native of Yonkers passed away earlier this year on April 9, 2021, aged 50.
The news came right after a Def Jam compilation celebrating his career work, DMX: the legacy, which features the definitive and official best-of compilation of hip-hop icon DMX. As one of the most gruff, grainy, and shamelessly moving voices in hip hop, Heritage offers a complete retrospective of his career.
This Def Jam compilation picks up shortly after DMX’s return to the label and they take care to put together a representative selection of his OG party hymns and more introspective jams including: “Ruff Ryders’ Anthem”, “What’s My Name “,” Party Up “,” X Gon ‘Give It To Ya “,” How’s It Goin’ Down “,” Who We Be “,” Grand Finale “and more. The vinyl is released on December 10.
Pre-order DMX: the legacy.