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CryptoZoo Legendary and Common Release!

By Rare Scrilla

CryptoZoo Legendary and Common Release!
Yesterday I saw a tweet and it spoke to me somehow. Jake Brukhman wrote, "Crypto is actually one of the most diverse ecosystems. We have whales, dodos, apes, badgers, minnows, shrimps, ducks, bulls, bears, and trolls." I decided to create the artwork for the tweet.

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CULTURE CURRENCY ON CLUBHOUSE RECAP AND THOUGHTS

By Rare Scrilla

CULTURE CURRENCY ON CLUBHOUSE RECAP AND THOUGHTS
Last night, as I logged into this super chat on Clubhouse one of the first things I heard was rapper Meek Mill asking someone about 1 of 1 album covers and videos! I felt both vindicated and anxious. Here was a group of people all brand new to the scene talking my bag! LOL. I mean damn, don't wash me out celebs. Seriously though, it felt good to hear a leader in the rap world finally tapping into what a few of us have been envisioning for years. 

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Rome Streetz x FARMABEATS x Rare Scrilla Rare 1/1 Vinyl and NFT

By Rare Scrilla

Rome Streetz x FARMABEATS x Rare Scrilla Rare 1/1 Vinyl and NFT

Rome Streetz x FARMABEATS x Rare Scrilla

THIS IS A RARE 1/1 AUDIO-REACTIVE NFT AND RARE 1/1 7" 45RPM CLEAR VINYL, THAT PLAYS THE VIDEO ON THE VINYL WITH AUGMENTED REALITY. 

CHECK THE AUGMENTED REALITY SPICE HERE: https://www.instagram.com/p/CJtmStcBB0g/

ENJOY THIS HISTORIC DROP!

HIP-HOP ON THE BLOCKCHIAN

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BEEPLE JUST MADE MORE MONEY THAN THE PRESIDENT MAKES IN 1 TERM, IN A FUCKING WEEKEND... SELLING CRYPTOART

By Rare Scrilla

BEEPLE JUST MADE MORE MONEY THAN THE PRESIDENT MAKES IN 1 TERM, IN A FUCKING WEEKEND... SELLING CRYPTOART

I know i know, the headline is so misleading. So much wrong.

"The space is called NFT art now, Scrilla." - Everyone

"Actually, by my calculations, the President makes more by taking advantage of networks, Scrilla." - Karen

"Beeple doesnt even make cryptoart, he's been fucking wizard, Scrilla." - Beeple fans

"Its not cryptoart it is all design, Scrilla " - Pak

(these are made up quotes in case anyone doesn't enjoy muh good spirited jabs)

Look. This space is unbelievable. I mean, Beeple transcends cryptoart, NFT space, rare digital art, blockchain art or whatever you want to call this wacky and wild arm of crypto. He has been making these succulent pieces of art for 13 straight years, everyday. EVERY-Fucking-DAY. He's like the monk of Octane. The high priest of Tiger - style digital art. He just got into the cryptoart space ("cryptoart" is the term I like and I will continue to use it for the unforsee-able future, but I'm no maniac and I welcome whatever name you use, just respect my term for this article that I am freestyle writing) like a few weeks ago. Well, many many months ago if you count his ETHDenver auctions. 

Whoever is helping him and guiding him through the ideas of rare digital art-  damn, just like that the term "rare digital art" seems more appropriate than "cryptoart" for the context, in this instance - is doing well. I salute you. I'm guessing it's the Nifty Gateway team. But, since Beeple seems to be a bad man (not bad meaning bad, but bad meaning good- Run DMC) and a one - of - one himself, maybe he is calling the shots. 

Lets quickly recap.

He dropped a historic 1/1 Presidential piece that wasn't even final until after the election. I don't have time to describe it, but look up the "Crossroad" piece that collector, and Metaverse- All-Star Pablo "Pyrex Picasso" won. He also had an open edition sale that 99 lucky bots and a Grammy- award winning musician were able to land. (I'm not checking for facts, but, I think RAC scooped one.) It sold out in less than a nano second. I had my window open with a UTC clock to grab one right at the drop but I lost to those damn bots. The piece was $1. He made $100. But, because he gets royalties on resales, that's not entirely true, as several went up for sale immediately for 6,000x the price and are an extremely hot commodity. 

That 1/1 Trump/Biden piece that he dropped commanded $66,666 and is in the MOCA, the most notorious cryptoart museum in the Metaverse. (I don't say that just because I have a piece in there - honk honk.) I believe his piece is probably worth closer to half a million dollars just a month later. But, I doubt it goes on sale anytime soon.

But, the real headlines just happened over the weekend. Grab yer gawd damned popcorn. He sold off his 2020 collection of Everydays for around 2.5 million dollars. Or as my VPN likes to say 408,029,369,000 Swedish Krona. That's like 131 Bitcoin. I am lucky enough to have grabbed an open edition. The open edition idea that Nifty Gateway added is great by the way. It allows anyone that wants to collect an artist's work, to grab a piece without having to battle the mega-rich collectors. I also happily grabbed a Slime Sunday piece this way after losing to bots a week or so earlier. 

I was enthralled all weekend by this Beeple drop. I literally ran traffic lights and endangered my son's life driving through Florida to make it home in time to grab one. I got one of the last open editions after I missed the initial 100 drop because I couldn't remember my Nifty login and I just switched computers. I was breaking a sweat to spend a G and be part of this moment. The open editions went for $969 each. Side note: Another interesting tactic in this cryptoart land is that spiritual numbering sequences are very important. You will see bids of 696.96, 6666.66, 102,201 and so on and so forth if you watch prices and auctions.

The next day, Saturday, December 12, the auctions of 21 of the 1/1s and the whole collection were running and some ran into Sunday. The biggest lot was sold for $777,777 to a guy named Tim. Everyone seems to know Tim. Hi Tim. Holy shit Tim. That number is the God number 6 times over, A play on God defeating Satan? TRIPLE SIX MAFIA USING GOD NUMERS. That's fucking Juicy J on crack! Juicy Jesus? Number don't lie! That shit just ties it all up perfectly. I am in awe. (I know Juicy J didn't make NUMBERS DONT LIE but he could've!)

All said, the dude sold over 600 pieces this weekend for around 131 Bitcoin. 1 + 3 + 1 = 5. 5 is Phi. The basis to the Golden Ratio! 

These numbers tell truths! I am fucking livid I didn't stick to my 3D Max classes in the early 2000s. I could've been the next Kidmograph, the next Carlos Marcial, the next Love Visuals, the next Gavin something, the next... idk. I doubt it, those folks are truly ridiculous too. High praises due.

Nobody could be the next Beeple though. He is a 1/1. A true non- fungible human. The discipline required to do what he does at such a high level is quite amazing.

I have been in the cryptoart space since before it had a name and it was just 100 people in a telegram chat making frog drawings and attaching them to a blockchain. This weekend made me really appreciate this space more. This article doesn't even count that I got to pitch cryptoart and music to a roundtable of hip-hop legends on Saturday. 

I am a nostalgic guy so I went down the rabbit hole and dug up an old interview I did in 2016 (it was published in 2017,) where I was just scratching the surface of the blockchain layers. It's a quick 7 minute joint with the Blockchain Billions podcast. I know, I know, I'm tying this amazing article up about the Lord Beeple and ending it with some posturing about myself. Well, it is my stupid blog and you can leave if you don't like it. Fuckos.

No, don't leave. Stay and download my SOUND MONEY album. I gotta eat too playaz. Or as Beeple would maybe say, "stick your dick in this shitty new music I made."

(NOTE: A lot of this info came from memory and I did not fact check the exact numbers and ownerships, but if anything needs to be edited just holler. The article is suppose to be fun and informative.)

 

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November 2020 UPDATE! Things Are Moving Fast!

By Rare Scrilla

November 2020 UPDATE! Things Are Moving Fast!
I recently threw up a piece I created around the Benny The Butcher album that my production team is releasing in January 2021 - DFi (Chop La Rok and myself.) It sold for 10 ETH (about $4000.00) and got a lot of quality attention. The Museum Of Crypto Art (MOCA) now owns it, shoutout to Pablo for purchasing it and putting it up in the museum.

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BAD RAP

By Jeff Clarkin

BAD RAP

On October 30, 2020 Man Bites Dog Records will release the long awaited the K-Beta and J-Scrilla album, "BAD RAP." 

We have been crafting records together since the beginning of our careers and we have a long discography of Beta rapping over my beats. This, though, is the first time that we paired up and put together a complete project. 

The label has already dropped 3 singles leading up to the release with 2 more slated over the coming weeks and another after the drop. DJ Premier, DJ Eclipse, DJ RBI, Sloppy Jo, PF Cuttin and many more have given the singles airtime on their shows and we salute all of the DJs showcasing our music on the FM Dial. 

The album features a few collab productions with Chop-La-Rok and it features Conway The Machine, Uptown XO, Kingpen Slim, Sketch McGjuiney, NApolean Da Legend and more falling through to drop bars. The animated video for the Conway and Sketch track, "DTLR 3" is dropping ina couple weeks. "Pakistan" drops today!

Pre-order the album at https://manbitesdogrecs.bandcamp.com/album/bad-rap

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UPDATE: AudioNFTs and DJPEPE Bday

By Jeff Clarkin

UPDATE: AudioNFTs and DJPEPE Bday
I've recently begun minting exclusive Audio/Visual NFTs on Superrare and using Rarible to release unlockable digitable prints that present the owner with a message about how to obtain the audio.

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"STACKING SATS" New Single Ft. K-Beta

By Jeff Clarkin

"STACKING SATS" New Single Ft. K-Beta

The newest Bitcoin-inspired song comes a few days before THE HALVENING, where every four years the amount of Bitcoin mined is cut in half. The past four years have brought us 12.5 BTC roughly every 10 minutes and now we will scrape for 6.25 every 10 minutes until 2024, when the supply again gets cut in half.

 

 

"Stacking Sats" or "Stackin Sats" can often be seen on Twitter accompanied by a hashtag and a screenshot of a CashApp or Swan Bitcoin buy.  It signifies the smallest unit in Bitcoin, the satoshi, aka the SAT. We stack sats to accumulate Bitcoin. You can imagine Bitcoin being a $1,000,000 bill and a satoshi is a penny. Bitcoin has 8 decimals, so a satoshi 1/100,000,000 of a Bitcoin. As of this writing 10,000 sats equals about $1. Bitcoin is worth about $10,000.

 

 

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