The release of Eminem’s recent ‘Kamikaze’ album featured a reference to cryptocurrency, with a guest appearance from rapper Royce Da 5’9” on the track ‘Not Alike’ criticizing the sudden wave of entertainers seeking to associate themselves with cryptocurrency. In the track, Royce raps: “Remember everybody used to bite nickel, now everybody doing bitcoin.”
In March 2017, Young Dirty, the son of the late Wu-Tang Clan member, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, announced plans to launch a cryptocurrency called Dirty Coin, the ticker for which would be the abbreviation of his father’s pseudonym, ‘ODB’. In May of this year, Snoop Dogg was booked to perform at the XRP Community Night as part of the first New York Blockchain Weekend.
In 2014, a 77-year-old white rapper calling himself ‘Bitcoin’ released his first single, ‘Best B#$*h’.