Snoop Dogg claims to be behind NFT Twitter account
Snoop Dogg, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Snoop Lion and now Cozomo de’ Medici
Snoop Dogg (real name Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr) has tweeted that he is the person behind Cozomo de’ Medici, a popular non-fungible token (NFT) Twitter channel.
The Twitter profile is new as it was only created in August 2021 but has already amassed 31,000 followers. The account’s Twitter bio reads: “Sharing tales & insights from the wild world of NFTs”.
Snoop Dogg is not new to the NFT space as his Twitter profile picture is a Nyan Cat NFT and he launched his own NFTs on Crypto.com in April this year. The rapper’s first NFT was titled 'A Journey with the Dogg'.
The collection represents Snoop Dogg’s memories from his early years with art inspired by the NFT movement and a track called ‘NFT’.
At the time Snoop Dogg said about his NFTs: “I've seen the game change over the years from analogue to digital and I'm always happier when the technology lets the fans get to connect with the artists. NFTs are an amazing innovation, and it is an honour to do my first drop with Crypto.com/NFT."
Jason Derulo and Cozomo de’ Medici
American singer-songwriter Jason Derulo recently tweeted that he had bought an NFT.
Derulo purchased the NFT CryptoPunk #1961. The CryptoPunks are a limited edition of 10,000 unique, collectable NFT characters stored on the Ethereum blockchain, originally developed by American studios Larva Labs and released in 2017.
The “Whatcha Say” and “Ridin' Solo” singer even changed his Twitter profile picture to an image of the CryptoPunk, tweeting the question “What should I name my CryptoPunk?”
According to Derulo, Cozomo de’ Medici helped him into the NFT space. Derulo and Snoop Dogg have collaborated before, with Derulo’s song ‘Wiggle’ (featuring Snoop Dogg) adding to the Snoop Dogg claim.
Busta Rhymes and his NFT
Another American rapper, Busta Rhymes (real name Trevor George Smith Jr), has proven to be a crypto enthusiast, too.
In his latest tweets he announced the launch of his own NFT on OpenSea, an NFT marketplace – and to celebrate the launch, the rapper decided to give one away to his Twitter followers.
Prior to the launch, the rapper tweeted about cryptos at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) on 13 September where he was performing, saying he had been having “some excellent and insightful bitcoin conversations”.
Back in July, Rhymes started asking questions on Twitter relating to crypto, such as the best place to go to learn more about crypto.
The rapper received a response from Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and Square, who pointed him towards hellobitco.in, a site that helps retail investors get to grips with the leading cryptocurrency.
Michael Saylor, co-founder, chairman and CEO of MicroStrategy (MSTR), a company that provides business intelligence, mobile software and cloud-based services, also replied to one of Rhyme’s tweets, advising him to have a look at his firm, hope.com, which provides a set of free educational courses and podcasts. Rhymes thanked both for their replies.