A new non-fungible token (NFT) collection inspired by some of the jewelry Tupac Shakur used to wear is on the way. According to a press release, MakersPlace — a premiere NFT marketplace for rare digital art — has teamed up with the Shakur Estate for The Immortal Collection.
The NFT jewelry collection includes nods to the late legend’s 2PAC and diamond solitaire rings, Makaveli bracelet and the medallion he wore in the last photo ever taken of him.
As pointed out in the release, 2Pac typically wore leather before fame then graduated to silver once he started to find a little success. From there, he progressed to gold. In 1996, the last year 2Pac was alive, he decided to design his jewelry himself.
“Working in close collaboration with his Estate, NFT Artists Impossible Brief and curators Digital Arts & Sciences were able to select pieces from his personal archives that had some of the deepest meanings and intentions attached to them,” the press release states. “It is with Tupac’s personal vision and ideas, that they carefully created this digital assortment of the jewelry he designed and wore, marking the world’s first NFT authorized by The Shakur Estate.”
The Immortal Collection is expected to debut on December 15, serving as the first look at some of 2Pac’s personal items featured in the upcoming museum experience: Tupac Shakur. Wake Me When I’m Free.
Described in a press release as “part museum, part art installation, part sensory experience,” the exhibit aims to take attendees “through a myriad of surround sound spaces, rich with rarities embedded in technology and delve into the greater meaning of his activism, music, and revolutionary art.”
Tupac Shakur. Wake Me When I’m Free opens on January 21, 2022 in Los Angeles at The Canvas @ L.A. Live, Georgia Street and Olympic Boulevard and run for a limited time only. Tickets are on sale at the Wake Me When I’m Free website.
Check out more of the collection below.