Death Row Records has announced an NFT collection featuring one of the greatest rap artists of all time. Tupac Shakur is therefore once again the star of the show in a series of previously unseen images from the launch party of his debut album, 2pacalypse Now.
All-in-all, 17 images make up the collection, the result of an impromptu photoshoot in 1992 by hip-hop journalist, Lawrence “Loupy D” Dotson. All taken on a 35mm disposable black and white camera during the launch party at the Glam Slam club in Los Angeles.
Despite holding onto the photographs for almost 30 years, Dotson has until now kept the images to himself, showing them only to close friends and associates. Each rarely seen image comes with a framed print of the original photograph, signed by Dotson himself, and as such shows Tupac in a rarely seen pre-fame light.
Each photograph represents a single collectible, with an 18th “Super NFT” featuring an amalgamation of the whole set. The entire collection is up for auction right now on OpenSea, available until 9pm PST on November 29. However, the hefty 25 ETH minimum bid will dissuade all but the most die-hard collectors.
A portion of proceeds from the sale will benefit the “100k Trees 4 Humanity” initiative. A non-profit organization tasked with returning foliage to the urban environment. Organizers have therefore pledged to plant one tree per NFT, plus an additional 400 trees for the “super NFT.” All located in Tupac’s hometown of Marin County, California.
View the collection on OpenSea >> Here
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