- 24 Dec 21
The Wu-Tang Clan member wrote the lyrics over 20 years ago.
Ghostface Killah has joined the NFT craze after making previously unpublished lyrics available.
Ghost told Rolling Stone that he was perusing old notebooks ahead of the 25th anniversary of his debut solo album Ironman. He and his team decided to enter the NFT market with the lyrics to test out how he fares in the current tech trend.
The rapper said he is not against releasing music as NFTs but decided to use the lyrics as an experiment. It’s unclear how many NFT’s will be released or when the drop is scheduled for.
“We’ll see how it goes. If I want to do more of these longer-term, there’s a lot of options I can do,” he says. “Music, art, or in this case, some of my lyrics, there’s a lot we can do, so I have to do some experimenting and find out what works. But for this one, people are going to get a vintage rhyme from Ghostface.”
Ghostface Killah and the Wu-Tang Clan seemed to be riding the NFT wave before it was even established. The group infamously released their 2015 album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin. The record was sold to convicted felon Martin Shkreli for $2 million (€1.7 million).
A group of crypto enthusiasts then bought the record in July for twice the price and stated they plan on making their deed of ownership over the album with an NFT. Ghostface said the record didn’t influence his decision to enter the NFT market.
“I’m just going to be straight up, I don’t give a fuck about that album,” Ghost said. “I don’t care who sold it or the owner now, I’ve got nothing to do with that shit, and that album didn’t affect my decision to do any of this. I’m just releasing a rap sheet of my own music.”
The rapper is sharing the NFT through music-specific NFT marketplace S!NG Market. Ghost said he chose them as they offered him the best deal and were the most artist-friendly marketplace.