Bitcoin: the rapper Killah announces the launch of the NakaPepes collection through Ordinals NFT

The rapper Ghostface Killah, well-known founding member of the famous Wu-Tang Clan, has announced the upcoming launch of a collection of NFT musical works through the Bitcoin Ordinals platform.

In collaboration with OrdinalsBot, Nakamotos on BTC, and digital artist Rare Scrilla, the rapper is working on creating a series of music-themed inscriptions on the Bitcoin blockchain.

This collection, called NakaPepes, will consist of a total of 10,000 unique works, available for free. 

Each individual NFT will be marked with a Creative Commons music license, allowing for wide dissemination and sharing of musical works within the community. Let’s see all the details below. 

The rapper in the world of musical NFTs through Bitcoin Ordinals

As anticipated, Ghostface Killah, founding member of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan, has announced the imminent launch of a music-themed Ordinals collection on the Bitcoin blockchain, sharing the news on Twitter on Monday.

Born with the name Dennis David Coles in New York City, Ghostface Killah has teamed up with Nakamotos on BTC, the creators of the NakaPepes Collection, Rare Scrilla, and the subscription platform OrdinalsBot to integrate musical tracks into the Bitcoin network.

Ghostface Killah, mentioning old digital collectibles projects on Twitter, commented as follows: 

“We are Bitcoin veterans. While everyone was focused on Opensea, I was diving into the world of Rare Pepe on Counterparty and FakeRares. My friend [Jason Williams] introduced us to this culture, and the rest is history. We are preparing more exciting news with Nakamotos on BTC.”

Although Ghostface Killah did not specify the launch date or the methods to participate in the waiting list, posts on the Ordistorians Telegram channel, linked to Nakamoto’s BTC Twitter account, indicated that purchasing a NakaPepe v2 token would be the most direct way to participate.

The NakaPepes collection will consist of 10,000 Ordinal registrations, available for free minting, and each NFT will be accompanied by a Creative Commons license. 

Registrations have a minimum price of 0.000898 BTC on Magic Eden, equivalent to about $60. Toby Lewis, strategy manager of OrdinalsBot, stated:

“We find it extremely stimulating to collaborate with Ghostface Killah of the Wu-Tang Clan and the NakaPepes collection to bring even more art and music to the Bitcoin blockchain.”

Ghostface Killah’s project with OrdinalsBot: further details on the release

While OrdinalsBot’s announcement indicates a possible release in April for Ghostface Killah’s subscriptions, the date remains to be determined based on the completion of the project by all parties involved. 

Once this phase is reached, a snapshot and a minting date will be announced.

According to Lewis, “The music will be accompanied by an art status image created by the famous artist Pepe, Rare Scrilla, and Ghostface Killah himself contributed with an original verse for this project.” 

Thanks to the features of the Ordinals protocol, launched the previous year, it is now possible to record high-quality audio on the Bitcoin blockchain. 

Recursive registrations, introduced as part of the BRC-69 standard in July, allow users to extract data from existing registrations to create new ones. 

Allowing the inclusion of various forms of content on the Bitcoin blockchain, such as software, smart contracts, video games, music, or movies.

At the beginning of the month, OrdinalsBot collaborated with the Bitcoin mining company Marathon Digital to mint the largest Ordinals inscription to date, called the “runic stone”. 

This collectible item, which took up 3.97 MB and used two full blocks to complete, represents a milestone in the use of the Bitcoin blockchain for non-financial purposes.

Lewis concluded: 

We see milestones like this as the key to a future where Bitcoin is not just about finance, but the blockchain becomes a platform for creating music, art, and all the data needed for identity, corporate settlement, and ownership.”