Portion to Drop an Exclusive 10 Piece Collection on the Environmentally friendly Palm Sidechain
Multi-platinum GRAMMY & Golden Globe nominated recording artist Wiz Khalifa is now expanding his prolific creative output into the NFT space by partnering with renowned 3D artist Antoni Tudisco for a limited edition NFT drop on Friday, October 15. Sustainably minted on the Palm network, the collection will drop via Portion.
WIZ KHALIFA X ANTONI TUDISCO NFT DROP
The limited edition collection consists of 10 editions of 10 individual pieces (100 in total), priced at 0.75 ETH each. The cross-genre collaboration was simply the result of two artists who admired each other and seized the opportunity to collaborate in a new format. Each piece began with Wiz selecting musical and stylistic elements from his recent work - no surprise, weed is a central theme - which Tudisco then meshed with his signature lush 3D surreal hyperpop style. The resulting works are seamlessly intertwined creations that will become collector’s items for fans of both artists.
Of the announcement, Wiz said, "Creating my first NFT has been so exciting and collaborating with Antoni on it has been a great experience."
"I am a big fan of Wiz, when I got the email to have the opportunity to collaborate with him on a collection, it was a no brainer. I've been a supporter since Kush & Orange Juice." said Tudisco. “He was super open on the creative direction and loved everything I prepared and visualized. It was super fun and chill working with him."
Wiz and Antoni are two of the most respected artists in their fields. We are excited to curate their ingenious collaboration and pave the path forward for a new chapter of NFTs.
Both artists are also committed to sustainability, which is why they selected Portion and Palm for this drop. Since Portion and Palm announced their partnership in August, the integration of Portion’s premier online marketplace with Palm’s environmentally-friendly infrastructure has allowed hundreds of artists to mint NFTs for a fraction of the traditional cost while providing a 99.99+% reduction in energy consumption compared to Proof of Work systems.
“More artists entering the NFT space are making environmental sustainability a non-negotiable part of their participation,” said Palm Co-Founder and Palm NFT Studio CEO Dan Heyman. “By combining Palm Network’s sustainability with Portion’s long history of supporting the artistic community, we’re hoping a broader and more diverse set of creators are inspired to pursue their creative visions via blockchain.”
How to Participate in the Drop
To purchase an NFT from this drop, you will need to bridge your crypto over to the Palm network (an energy efficient Ethereum sidechain). If you need help understanding how to do that, see this step-by-step guide.
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About Wiz Khalifa
Multi-platinum selling, Grammy and Golden Globe nominated recording artist Wiz Khalifa burst onto the scene with mainstream success with the release of his first major label debut album, ROLLING PAPERS in 2011. ROLLING PAPERS spawned the hugely successful hits “Black and Yellow,” “Roll Up,” and “No Sleep” and gave Wiz the platform to win the award for “Best New Artist” at the 2011 BET Awards and “Top New Artist” at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. As a follow up to ROLLING PAPERS, Wiz Released O.N.I.F.C. in 2012. This album featured tracks “Work Hard, Play Hard” and “Remember You” featuring The Weeknd. His third studio album released in 2014, BLACC HOLLYWOOD, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart and included hit single "We DemBoyz." Soon after, Wiz’s track, “See You Again,” off the FURIOUS 7 soundtrack, catapulted to the top of the charts across 95 countries. Holding the #1 spot for 12 consecutive weeks, “See You Again” broke records by being Spotify’s most-streamed track in a single day in the United States and in a single week in 26 countries. In addition to winning 3 Teen Choice Awards in 2015, “See You Again” continued its success by winning a Critics’ Choice Award in the “Best Song” category, winning two Billboard Music Awards in the categories “Top Hot 100 Song” and “Top Rap Song,” earning three Grammy Award nominations in the categories “Song of the Year,” “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance,” and “Best Song Written for Visual Media,” and a Golden Globe nomination in the category “Best Original Song – Motion Picture.” Wiz released his album, KHALIFA, in February 2016 as a thank you to fans which included the tracks “Bake Sale” featuring Travis Scott and “Elevated.” In June of the same year, Wiz collaborated with Juicy J and TM88 to debut TGOD MAFIA PRESENTS: RUDE AWAKENING and embarked on his co-headlining “The High Road Summer Tour” with Snoop Dogg. On April 20th, 2017, Wiz launched his mobile app, Wiz Khalifa’s Weed Farm, which has garnered over 10.1 million downloads and is currently being played in over eight countries and six languages. Later that year, Wiz’s mixtape, LAUGH NOW, FLY LATER, was released in November and featured the chart-topping hit, “Letterman.” His latest studio album, ROLLING PAPERS 2, which is certified gold, was released in July 2018. Following the release, Wiz and rap duo Rae Sremmurd hit the road for their “Dazed and Blazed Tour” throughout summer 2018. In February 2018, Wiz partnered with Sovereign Brands to create McQueen and the Violet Fog, an Award winning gin and rated by the NY Times as the “Best Gin”. In April of 2019, Wiz released his 5-part docuseries with Apple Music, “Wiz Khalifa: Behind the Cam,” which gives viewers an exclusive look into his life and career. In the summer of 2019, Wiz went on his “Decent Exposure Summer Tour” with French Montana, Moneybagg Yo, Chevy Woods, and DJ Drama. In November 2019, Wiz starred in Apple TV+’s “Dickinson,” as the re-occuring character of Death alongside Hailee Steinfeld. The third and final season will debut on Novemeber 5, 2021. Wiz is also a series regular in Fox’s animated sitcom, “Duncanville” which premiered February 2020 and is current airing it’s second season. On 4/20 of 2020, Wiz released his latest project, The Saga of Wiz Khalifa, which features his tracks, “Contact”, featuring Tyga and his latest single, “Still Wiz”. In October of 2020, Wiz, along with Nextbite, launched his latest business venture, a delivery only restaurant chain, HotBox by Wiz. The restaurant is now in all major metro areas. Most recently, Wiz released his latest playlist, Taylor Nights, and Wiz has joined the Professional Fighters League World Class Ownership Group. In his advisory role, Khalifa will collaborate with the league on integrating various elements of pop culture – from music integration and content creation to MMA lifestyle apparel.
About Antoni Tudisco
Creative director & 3D visual artist Antoni Tudisco was born & raised in Hamburg, Germany where he grew up studying media management, web design, and development programming. As a fashion enthusiast, he has worked with top-tier brands Nike, Adidas, Versace, and Puma, and has launched his own brand TUDISCO STUDIO. His surreal and colorful style has been featured in Vogue, Highsnobiety, Hypebeast, and he has collaborated with major artists like Will Smith, Pop Smoke, Swae Lee, and Steve Aoki.
The Wiz x Tudisco NFT collection will be available on Portion beginning October 15th.
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