The music producer turned mogul has partnered with two of Charlotte’s hottest artists for two fresh NFT drops. The two NFT’s are being released with the goal of funding art and creativity at the grassroots level. In addition to pledging the lion’s share of proceeds to the artists themselves. Thousand Times has also pledged a percentage to the Charlotte-based nonprofit initiative ‘The Underground Mobile Arts Studio’ led by philanthropist and artist Bunny Gregory.
The first NFT is a collaboration with jewelry designer Ade Love. The artwork named “Honey Dripper” is the first jewelry design for her company Godde$$ Grillz. The piece of jewelry was created for Thousand Times and is currently in the process of being fabricated. The one-of-a-kind piece incorporates rare earth gems such as tanzanite, VVS diamonds, ruby, and yellow sapphire in gold, and platinum setting. All gems were sourced ethically from India, Sri Lanka, and Burma. Owners of this NFT will be added to a secret Mastermind Group Chat and will be eligible for custom jewelry drops for life from Godde$$ Grillz. Additionally, owners of this NFT can know they are helping cement artist Ade Love’s place in history as a world-class creator and visionary.
The second NFT is a re-release of Thousand Times and lauded visual artist Pink Clouds’ seminal artwork “Strength In Numbers”. Originally released in 2019 to draw attention to The Underground Mobile Art Studio the piece which features over 10,000 rare earth stones drew attention worldwide. Inspired by “For the Love of God” by Damien Hirst, the artwork named “Strength In Numbers” is a collaborative effort between artist Pink Clouds & music producer Thousand Times. It features a 10^3 subscript, denoting the producers’ moniker, as well as 30 carats of uncut rare earth stones. The piece took 10 months to create and features 10,782 conflict-free diamonds from India. “For me, this painting embodies the age-old adage that ‘tiny efforts eventually add up to something great,’ Similar to making a beat or recording a song; those individual actions will not make you a star, however, if you continue to practice, your chances increase tremendously. Similarly, the individual diamonds on this painting are worth little yet taken together they are part of something special,” says Thousand Times.
Both NFT’s are available for purchase on the platform Vocal: https://www.voice.com/liftoffmusic