An N.W.A. album award is being auctioned off as an NFT. You read that right. The winner will have the chance to own the double-platinum sales plaque for Straight Outta Compton. The plaque is being auctioned with an NFT that verifies ownership and can be redeemed for the physical version.
The plaque was owned by the late hip-hop mogul Bryan Turner. As co-founder of Priority Records, Turner was behind the singing as N.W.A., as well as Eazy-E, Ice Cube, and Mack 10. N.W.A. released their debut LP Straight Outta Compton in 1988. That isn’t the only sales plaque up for grabs, either. The gold sales plaque for the California Raisins’ album Sing The Hit Songs is also up for auction.
Organized by Lobus, the auction began March 15th and will wrap up on March 22nd. They are held on the Ethereum blockchain, and payments can be made in either crypto or fiat, while a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Y.M.C.A.
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