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Hip-Hop, NFTs and Dogecoin:

Hip-Hop, NFTs and Dogecoin - Hi-Rez

Per his bio on onlyforthefans.com, Hi-Rez is a “Bronx-born, Florida raised” 23-year-old hip-hop artist known for his heartfelt, “meaningful” lyrics. With a debut album, 2.2 million YouTube followers and a total of five mixtapes released previously, as well as a decade of music industry experience — he has proven he is capable of growing and sustaining a loyal fan base.

Hi-Rez has been involved with multiple national tours, serving as a headliner in some cases and supporting in others, with artists like G-Eazy, King Los, Cory Gunz, Riff Raff, and more.

Hi-Rez also has the distinction of recently creating the first Crypto-themed rap album completely paid for with crypto. As part of his album release, the young hip-hop artist is selling three NFTs, which he minted, by auction on the DaVinci Gallery. The sale opened on May 16 and will end on May 31.

What is Harmony? ($ONE)

Harmony bills itself as an open and fast blockchain that “runs Ethereum applications with 2-second transaction finality and 100 times lower fees.”

This particular platform also allows users to transfer assets to Ethereum, Binance and other blockchains.

Harmony has partnered with 31 DeFi and NFT projects that accept their native token — $ONE. A key part of the Harmony ecosystem is their NFT marketplace — DaVinci, which bills itself as an “eco-friendly” NFT marketplace platform.

A Closer Look

I reached out to Hi-Rez to get a closer look into his mind and his heart, and ask about his personal views. Kudos to him and his team for getting back to me immediately.

Q: When did you start your career as an artist?

A: I started my music career when I was 13 years old on a 20 dollar microphone from Walmart recording in my brothers 2×4 closet.

Q: What inspires you to create music?

A: Everything in my life from the good, the bad, and the ugly. I get motivation from my environment whatever that may be be at the time.

Q: What is the biggest issue with our world that you feel needs to get fixed?

A: It most likely will never happen but less judgement and more self reflection and love.

Q: How and when did you first find out about cryptocurrency?

A: Years ago when all my sketchy friends at the time were using bitcoin to buy shady things online and gamble of course (lol). Then I took a deeper dive and realized there are some real serious projects out there!

Q: What made you decide to rap about Dogecoin?

A: The community showed me love like NOTHING I have ever seen before in my 10+ years as a rapper branding himself on the internet.

Q: Are you a Doge hodler? Just for fun, what’s your dogecoin 2026 price prediction?

A: I am most definitely a doge Hodler, as I am writing this I haven’t sold one coin, I am in it for the short term, long term, and the memes (lol). The community is so just so fun to engage with so as long as they keep up that positive energy this will only keep growing! If doge truly gets integrated in some amazing places and ends up being used as a currency digitally I can see it floating between 1–5 dollars over the years, which is similar to FIAT (dollar, five dollar bill, etc.).

Q: What excites you the most about NFTs?

A: The fact as an artist you can take back your art and don’t need any middle men distributing it for you and taking a massive percentage. This is how most music deals/artist deals are.

Q: What made you decide to create the first ever NFT/Crypto/DeFi themed rap album?

A: DEFI/CRYPTO truly changed my life the last year and I wanted to create an album that reflected that love and appreciation I have.

Q: What do you think are the big challenges for digital creators and the NFT community?

A: I think just being seen in such a fast growing community. However, it doesn’t matter how much you sell something for it’s all about taking back your art and going direct to consumer!

Q: Fast forward 10 years… How do you see NFTs changing the music industry as a whole?

A: I think this is only the beginning. I can’t wait to see what happens.

This content is for educational purposes only. It does not constitute trading advice. Past performance does not indicate future results. Do not invest more than you can afford to lose. The author of this article may hold assets mentioned in the piece.

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Alexandre Lores is a personal finance writer from Tampa Bay, Florida, with the goal to help one million people achieve financial freedom. He has spent over five years studying markets and economics, finding Bitcoin in 2017 and never turning back. He frequently appears on TV and in online news articles and is a regular Twitter spaces host.

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