HipHop’s New Currency Gets Dirty
BY: SHANNON SWEET
Counting stacks is a thing of the past with the rise of Blockchain Tech. Gone are the days where Kayne West boasted about his “pockets on Shrek,” because now the big bucks will be held in a virtual wallet. Yeezy Coin isn’t a thing (yet), but many hip hop artists are in the future now with the establishment of their own form of Tokens. Now, big game players Gareth Emery, Gramatik and Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah are getting a virtual slice of the digital pie. If more rappers jump on the digital cryptocurrency bandwagon, Urban Dictionary, the go-to 411 on hip lingo, will turn into a techie’s wet dream.
Most recently, Wu-Tang Clan’s Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s (RIP) estate is slated to release a blockchain-based token called – wait for it – Dirty Coin (exchange symbol ODB). Dirty Coin will give fans access to merch and music, but the end goal is to fund Ol’ Dirty’s son, Young Dirty and his debut album. But there’s a better way to support more independent artist on a bigger platform at PurpleThrone.
The crew at PurpleThrone know that there’s an even better way to harmonize music than with the Dirty Coin. The PurpleCoin, not only will the listener get swag (concert tickets, merchandise, backstage access) but they will have the opportunity to contribute to independent artists and watch them rise up without a label holding them down. The self-serving Dirty Coin got nothing on us.