Dirty Coin – late Wu Tang Clan member’s son launches digital token
While a new coin is announced every day, it’s not often rap legends are involved in the conversation. But that’s changed now that Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s son is launching a cryptocurrency – aptly named Dirty Coin.
The aptly named Young Dirty, as part of his late father’s estate – the infamous Wu Tang rapper died back in 2004 – is launching the coin alongside Link Media Partners, an entertainment industry firm.
“Bitcoin is the future of money and all the fans want a part of the future of Ol’ Dirty Bastard. In the past, dad’s music was ahead of its time, so it makes sense that he would be ahead of the technology of money now,” Young Dirty said in a statement, via CoinDesk.
Dirty was also quick to laud the potential for digital currencies to become an integral part of music, insisting that cryptos – or as he describes them, “the biggest thing known to man,” are set to be adopted by his peers. “When other artists get involved, I think there’s gonna be a chain reaction,” he explained.
“Music thrives creatively and financially when it’s in the hands of the artist themselves. By removing the price tag of experimentation, we’re able to deliver for both the artist and their fans,” said Bryce Weiner, CEO of AltMarket, where the coin will be available later this year when it goes live. In a Facebook post, Young Dirty said: “Soon you will wake up and see the sunshine don’t forget to dust your blinds and make sure the ODB token is on your mind because it’s on mine 24/9.”
But Young Dirty isn’t the first rapper to delve into the world of digital money. In fact, he’s even the first of the Wu Tang Clan’s circle to make digital token waves as last year it was reported that a cryptocurrency firm co-founded by U.S. rapper Ghostface Killah hoped to raise $30 million in a digital coin sale ahead of the launch of Cream Coin, which stands for ‘crypto rules everything around me’, which is a play on the rap hit, C.R.E.A.M – by Wu Tang – in which the c stands for “cash”.