Clay Nation, a Cardano-based NFT project has brought out a new collection that features the legendary rapper Snoop Dogg.
Titled, “Icons by Clay Nation”, the edition is the first of its kind, with the musician’s famed 1994 hit single “Snoop Dogg, Gin, and Juice.”
The latest collection will include iconic clay animations, land pitches, and unlockable music content for Cardano.
Snoop Dogg and his son Champ Medici took part in a Twitter chat with Cardano CEO Charles Hoskinson to discuss the new launch collection. The chat was facilitated by Clay Nation.
That said, this is not the first public collaboration between them.
A full-length music video for “Bron and Bronny,” featuring the well-known rapper and his son Cordell Broadus’ Web3 alter ego Champ Medici, was released by Clay Nation last year.
Filmed at Input Output CEO Charles Hoskinson’s ranch in Wyoming, where the co-founder himself made a dramatic arrival while riding in an all-terrain Sherp vehicle and sipping champagne with Champ Medici.
The collaboration turned out quite profitable for the Cardano NFT ecosystem.
According to CryptoSlam, Cardano-based NFT sales have surged by over 30% in a span of 24 hours. NFT buyers increased by a whopping 94%. The total value of sales in 24 hours was $313,000
Many believed Snoop Dogg to be a lucky charm for the layer 1 blockchain’s performance in the NFT domain. This is not a mere coincidence as Snoop himself is a well-known digital art lover.
On the other hand, the crypto market appears to be recovering in the wake of a severe financial crisis that hit several large banks, including Credit Suisse which had to be sold off in order to survive.
Cardano Founder Points Out The Irony Of Credit Suisse
Recently Cardano‘s founder told a story about his interactions with the bank that is currently having trouble.
As Hoskinson revealed in his podcast webcast on March 20, Credit Suisse refused to open an account for him back in 2014 when he was the CEO of Ethereum and stationed in Switzerland, citing that cryptocurrencies were too risky and unstable to work with.
In particular, the inventor of Cardano drew attention to the irony of all the issues that Credit Suisse and the financial industry as a whole were today facing in light of their disapproval of cryptocurrency and Hoskinson himself nine years earlier.