Riskie Forever, renowned creator of the iconic album cover for “The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory”, enters the digital collectibles scene in partnership with Zelus for a truly unique NFT collection. Starting November 5, the 25th anniversary of the release of the acclaimed album, Zelus will release a series of twenty-five NFTs each day for seven days, each inspired by the cover art of the Death Row Records classic.
The collection will include all new digital artwork inspired by the original artwork from Riskie Forever’s album. Each day, Zelus will release different limited editions of video artwork associated with physical elements created by Riskie. The campaign will culminate on day seven with the release of a 3D NFT of the album cover art.
“Our studio was founded on the idea of creating NFTs that are not only potentially valuable, but also have unique meaning for collectors and fans,” noted Dale Alexander, Chief Creative Officer for Zelus. “It doesn’t make much more sense than celebrating an iconic artist and one of rap music’s all-time greats in one collection.”
Enhancing the historical character of this collection, Zelus again obtained the original artwork for the album cover “The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory”, produced by Riskie in 1996, which was shared with Tupac a few days before. his untimely death. A holder of a Makaveli Forever Edition NFT will receive this unique piece of Hip Hop history. Other 1 in 1 auction winners will receive items like a stained glass version of the art, original feedback notes between Riskie and Tupac, and a new 25e Birthday order piece by Riskie.
“I remember officially giving the board to Pac, I knew then it was something special,” said Riskie Forever. “Now to be able to celebrate that legacy while creating something really new and unique – that’s something I’m incredibly proud to be a part of.”
Fans can explore the collection by visiting Makaveli.io. Users will link their wallet to OpenSea and have the option to manage transactions in ETH and other supported crypto currencies.
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ABOUT RISKIE FOREVER
After spending time as a graffiti artist, Riskie, inspired by Ms. Marta Farris: his high school art teacher, brought his talents to a mall kiosk, achieving some success. Death Row CEO and rap mogul Suge Knight introduced Tupac Shakur to Riskie, which changed his career trajectory. Riskie’s first project for Death Row was the insert for Tupac’s “All Eyez On Me” album. Based on the quality of his first assignment, Riskie was again commissioned to complete the cover of Tupac’s “Makaveli: The 7 Day Theory” album. Although Tupac never got a chance to see the result of the new album due to his untimely death, he was able to see Riskie’s finished product for the album cover in paint form. Other members of Death Row also started kissing Riskie. He made several album covers for the label including “Death Row’s Greatest Hits” and “Death Row’s Christmas Album”, album covers and inserts for Snoop on the album “Snoop Doggy Dog’s Tha Doggfather”, ” Retaliation “by Daz Dillinger,” Revenge and Get Back “, and” G-Funk Classics, Vol. 1 &; 2 “.
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Creative experts work with intellectual property owners to identify the best way to consolidate their heritage into a meaningful digital collectible. The team has extensive intellectual property expertise and provides the necessary advice to NFT issuers. The technical team manually creates NFTs allowing dynamic functionality that would otherwise be unobtainable. Zelus’ marketing and creative teams work closely with the IP holder to ensure that the published NFT is not only artistic, but also commercially appealing.