It’s too late Tupac ShakurThe latest studio album “The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory” celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and Mike Tyson and Risk Forever – the original artist behind the unforgettable cover of the album – promote the project on the crypto-blockchain.
This means the creation of the NFT – an indispensable token – from the original work of art … a controversial work depicting Pak in the form of Jesus Christ wearing a crown of thorns nailed to a cross. A sticker of parental consultation sadly covered his pelvic area.
Released on November 5, 1996, almost two months after his assassination, Pak recorded an album under the pseudonym Makaveli … releasing some of the greatest hits such as “Hail Mary” and “To Live In Die In LA” – and he was still fueling rumors. alive in the process.
Riskie Forever designed and sold the painting Tupac chose for the album cover back in 2015 … but the crypto / NFT wallet manager Zelus helped him restore the painting, and Heritage Auctions will sell it to whoever offers the highest price.
The auction will take place on June 18 in New York, and fans will also get a chance to win up to $ 100,000 through raffles MakaveliArt.com website from June 5th.
Mike Tyson will host the picture on Tuesday in a special episode of his podcast “Hotboxin”, where he will also check out some of Tupac’s cherished memories. They enjoyed a long-standing friendship during Pak’s life, whose last minutes were spent in a match Tyson vs. Bruce Seldan battle on September 7, 1996 in Las Vegas.
Iron Mike tells TMZ hip hop: “This episode was cool to shoot. The opportunity to honor Pak and have this picture here with us was amazing. It’s definitely the most iconic hip hop album design of all time.”
Risky, a cult hip-hop artist, was originally proposed by then-CEO Death Row Records Suge Knightwho later introduced him to 2Pac – and commissioned Rysky to create the album cover.
Snoop Dogg now owns the labelbut most of the music is not working yet.