Tupac Shakur’s estate has unveiled an NFT collection based on some of the rapper’s personal jewelry.
According to a press release, Pac used jewelry as a form of self-collection, attracting growing interest after his rise to mainstream. “During the last year of his life, he had the luxury of not only affording himself high-end items,” it reads, “but he began to design them himself, down to the smallest detail. .” The series titled Immortal Collection would feature four of the pieces that the estate and curators Digital Arts & Sciences and Impossible Brief believed “have some of the deepest meanings and intentions attached to them.” They each symbolize one of Pac’s self-proclaimed titles.
According to the release, Pac’s Makaveli bracelet, for example, represents his role as an “activist.” His solitaire ring represents the “Sinner” in him, the medallion necklace symbolizes his role as “Saint” and his 2Pac ring represents his life as an “Artist”.
The Immortal Collection, the first NFT series authorized by Shakur Estate, is set to release on December 15 on the Marketplace platform. The pieces will also be featured in the “Tupac Shakur. Wake Me When I’m Free” immersive museum experience at The Canvas at LA Live in January.
As previously reported by REVOLT, the exhibit will “explore the life and legacy of the acclaimed artist and activist” through examination of his (Pac’s) poetry and music as well as technology, contemporary art and exclusive artifacts.
“We wanted to create a memorable experience that will inspire you to be better than when you walked in, while letting you know he was a true revolutionary spirit,” said Jeremy Hodges of Project Art Collective. He partnered with the Shakur Estate and Nwaka Onwusa, Chief Curator and Vice President of Curatorial Affairs at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, for the project.