Rapper Nas to let fans own part of his music through NFTs

Award-winning rapper Nas will release nonfungible tokens (NFTs) that will let his fans own a stake in two of his songs, “Ultra Black” and “Rare.”

Users who buy and hold the NFTs, dubbed limited digital assets (LDAs), will get a specific percentage of streaming royalty ownership depending on the token that they hold. 

“Ultra Black” comes from Nas’ 2021 Grammy award-winning Album King’s Disease, while “Rare” is from the follow-up 2022 Grammy-nominated album King’s Disease II. The former song will have a limited supply of 760 tokens, while the latter will have 1,110. Both will be released on Jan. 11, and buyers will be able to acquire the tokens on a first-come, first-served basis.

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