How Black NFT Artists are Inheriting the Legacy of Hip-Hop and Jazz!

Every year, people from around the world pilgrimage to a leafy Harlem brownstone on E. 126th Street in hopes of conjuring history. It was there in 1958 that 57 jazz icons, from Thelonious Monk to Dizzy Gillespie, gathered to take a now-iconic photo for Esquire Magazine. Forty years later, hip-hop royalty including Rakim, Grandmaster Flash, and A Tribe Called Quest crowded on the same steps for XXL Magazine, staking their claim as generational inheritors of Black artistic excellence. In June, a new group ascended the steps in the hopes of inserting themselves into the same legacy: Black NFT artists.

Uploaded on July 16th, 2022
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