Meek Mill Drop NFT Artwork For New Album “Expensive Pain”

Meek Mill has a new album, Expensive Pain, on the way, but some fans not feeling the NFT artwork.

It’s been three years, but the wait for a new Meek Mill album may be coming to a close. The rapper announced earlier today, September 15, that he is ready to drop an album called Expensive Pain. He is hoping that the follow up to Championships will be available on October 1.

“My Album ‘Expensive Pain’ Releases 10/1 Pre-Save Now @ninachanel it’s giving me heavy NFT VIBES,” he posted on Twitter.

Many of his fellow rappers sent him support on Twitter in reaction to the news from the Philly rapper. Rappers like Pusha T, DJ Khaled, YG, Bobby Shmurda, and more expressed their excitement to hear what Meek has in store. He even got an endorsement from the 76ers owner Michael Rubin.

Even though he hasn’t dropped an album in a few years, he’s still been giving his fans a taste of his music. He’s dropped some singles like “Blue Notes II” featuring Lil Uzi Vert and “Sharing Locations,” which was a collab with Lil Durk and Lil Baby. Both tracks are currently in the Billboard Hot 100 currently.

Not much has been revealed about the album, but during a Q&A with fans regarding the album some time ago, Meek hinted at a possible JAY-Z feature and also revealed that there would be a U.K. rapper guest appearance. He also shared that Nick Papz, DougieOnTheBeat and Cardo would feature in the production of some of the tracks.

Most of his fans have reacted with enthusiasm at the announcement though some were taken aback by his choice of cover art, which is an image of an original painting by renowned artist Nina Chanel Abney.

The American artist, who is based in New York is an African American contemporary artist and painter who explores race, gender, pop culture, homophobia, and politics in her work. Some fans had a strong objection to her work being featured on the cover like this one who said, “I didn’t think that this year could have even worse album covers than clb and Donda and now here we are.”

However, not all agreed with the sentiment like this fan, “Watch what you say. @MeekMill’s #ExpensivePain cover art is actually one of the best in music this year. Black, queer, female ARTIST designed @ninachanel, abstract style, title and imagery aligns, NFT-worthy; just different.”

What are your thoughts on Meek’s choice of cover art?

?My Album ‘Expensive Pain’ Releases 10/1 ?
Pre-Save Now: https://t.co/KiLohqFnRj pic.twitter.com/SfOyu8Kj6l

— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) September 15, 2021

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Meek Mill Reveals His Next Album Might Be An NFT

Meek Mill might be working on an NFT album.

Meek Mill is getting serious with his interest in cryptocurrency. It’s no secret that the rapper has become infatuated with the virtual money space. So much so that he even urged his ten million fans on Twitter in January 2021 to learn about and invest in the system. In that tweet, he urged: “I need everybody that rock wit me to learn about stocks and crypto currency!!!!!! ASAP!!!!!!”

Now he’s flirting with the idea of releasing an entire full-length album as an NFT. If you haven’t heard about NFT, don’t worry because not many people have, as it’s a recent development in the digital space. NFT stands for non-fungible tokens. A fungible asset is something with units that can be readily interchanged, like money, so a non-fungible will work in the opposite way. Basically, the tokens represent certificates of ownership for virtual or physical assets.

Rap artists have been latching on to the trend within the past few weeks, and some of them, like Grimes, Tory Lanez, and Azealia Banks, have apparently made millions of dollars off of the new trend. This has encouraged many other rappers to try and up their game.

Meek Mill took to Twitter to let his fans know what his next move would be once he is released from his current record deal, and that includes partnering with a crypto company to drop a new album as an NFT.

“I’m doing a nft album as soon as im out my deal,” he posted. Since he’s expressed his interest in cryptocurrency, many who are already involved in the space have been reaching out to him, like NBA star Spencer Dinwiddie, who has a keen interest in the virtual money market.

I’m doing a nft album as soon as im out my deal!

— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) March 31, 2021

Another artist who is hoping to cash in on the trend is The Weeknd, who recently announced that he’s releasing a new song this weekend as an NFT. While it may be difficult to understand what it all means for fans it looks like these artists are going full steam ahead with the new way to sell music.

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