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The New Eminem and Snoop Dogg Music Video Showcases Bored Ape Avatars

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The prominent rap stars Eminem and Snoop Dogg released a new music video that showcases the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) non-fungible token (NFT) collection. The duo’s latest single called “From the D 2 The LBC” debuted at this year’s Apefest, an annual gathering for BAYC and Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC) owners. From the… More

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ApeCoin Climbs 22% After Snoop Dogg-Eminem Bored Ape Video Launch

ApeCoin (APE), the native Ethereum currency of the famous NFT collection, is one of the fastest-growing NFT and Metaverse crypto projects in the blockchain ecosystem today. Upon its March 18, 2022 launch, ApeCoin instantly began a parabolic climb. The rally’s apex allowed Apecoin’s market capitalization to reach $7.45 billion. The APE token was valued at $4.92 at the time of writing, down marginally from its morning high of $5.26. In the past week, ApeCoin has increased by more than 35%. As of Friday, intraday trading volume for APE has plummeted by 43%. This indicates that APE is receiving peer selling pressure and is approaching the consolidation phase’s bottom trendline. The volume to market cap ratio of the coin is 0.3129. Suggested Reading – Uniswap Slingshots 45% – Can UNI Blaze Past Its 7-Day Rally? ApeCoin Getting Some Lift From Rappers The price of ApeCoin reached an all-time high of over $27 in late April ahead of virtual land NFT sales for the Bored Ape Yacht Club’s Otherside metaverse game. ApeCoin holders can vote on ApeCoin DAO governance proposals using ApeCoin. The recent price increase of APE may have been partially prompted by the release of a new music video featuring Snoop Dogg and Eminem as animated versions of their Bored Ape avatars. In the music video for their new single “From The D 2 The LBC,” Snoop Dogg and Eminem get stoned and transform into animated versions of their BAYC avatars. The song debuted at the conclusion of this year’s ApeFest, an annual New York event for BAYC NFT holders. At the end of last year, Eminem purchased his Bored Ape for 123.45 ETH (USD $452,000). His OpenSea account, Shady Holdings, displays 26 additional NFT purchases. APE total market cap at $1.47 billion on the daily chart | Source: TradingView.com Snoop Dogg & Eminem Video Fly High Snoop Dogg possesses numerous NFTs and has long been steeped in cryptoculture. He exposed himself to be the popular NFT Twitter user Cozomo di Medici a year ago. In February, he declared his intention to transform Death Row Records into an NFT label. The duo’s music video, which was trending on YouTube over the weekend, has received more than 7.5 million views. ApeFest, which occurred in New York the same week as NFT NYC, featured performances by, among others, Haim, LCD Soundsystem, Lil Wayne, Future, and Lil Baby. Over the past 24 hours, the price of ApeCoin has climbed by 12.68 percent because of strong positive momentum. Despite the fact that APE has produced its second consecutive green weekly candle on the price charts, it is still 82 percent below its all-time high reached in April 2022. Suggested Reading | Sandbox (SAND) Blows Up 20% Over Last 24 Hours Following ‘Takeover’ Rumors Featured image from SouthPawer, chart from TradingView.com

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Storj (STORJ) – A Relatively Unheard Crypto – Leads Gainers With 30% Rally

The price of STORJ (pronounced “storage”) has increased by a little over 30 percent in the last 24 hours. According to CoinMarketCap, STORJ, an ETH token, is the 88th largest coin by market capitalization. The token experienced a significant increase thanks to the NFT update on Friday. STORJ reached an all-time high of $0.97, a 43 percent rise from its 24-hour low. Currently, the coin is selling at $0.9273, an increase of a remarkable 30.73 percent in the last 24 hours, according to statistics from CoinMarketCap. Additionally, its market capitalization soared from $245 million the day before to $371 million as of today. STORJ is a platform for shared cloud storage. Instead of sending files to massive data centers, users can just store them in independent computers of the host. STORJ Gets Strong Backing Two requirements must be met to qualify as a host: a solid and speedy internet connection and terabytes of storage space. Users can make money by storing the files of others on their computers. An announcement about major businesses embracing STORJ to store unique tickets, music, sports NFT assets, and gaming caused a sharp increase in the token’s price. Europa Labs, Amuzed, and Ultimate Division are the company’s newest NFT customers. Suggested Reading | Top 5 Cryptos Taking A Major Beating In The Ongoing Market Mayhem Crypto total market cap at $941 billion on the daily chart | Source: TradingView.com Amuzed is a blockchain-based music gaming platform that allows users to listen to their favorite artists’ music using NFTs. Ultimate provides participants with a soccer-themed metaverse game in which they can earn Ultimate Division Tokens (TKDS), whereas Europa Labs wants to improve the computational capabilities of clients on their preferred data platforms. Suggested Reading | Cosmos (ATOM) Price Swells 12% – Can It Breach Resistance? Green Candles Show Bullish Potential Similarly, 24-hour trading volume for STORJ has surged by more than 100 percent, reaching $408,455,560 – an increase of 127.94 percent. Examining the STORJ/USDT daily chart, the price of STORJ has displayed green candles since June 13. This trend persisted with small retracements on the daily chart until Friday, when the token recorded its highest green candle of the move. In the last 10 days, the price of the asset has increased by 130 percent, from $0.4005 to its current level of $0.80. It remains to be seen whether the relatively unheard crypto will be able to sustain this growth in the future or if it will be just another “one-hit” wonder. Featured image from CyberBump, chart from TradingView.com

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Eminem And Snoop Dogg Team Up, The Video Features Bored Ape Yacht Club Imagery

Is the Bored Ape Yacht Club responsible for this collaboration? Hip hop legends and worldwide icons Snoop Dogg and Eminem join forces once again for the single “From The D 2 The LBC.” The video is basically a BAYC ad and the duo premiered the song at Apefest, the Bored Ape Yacht Club multi-day party that was part of the NFT.NYC conference. This is a huge win for the BAYC, at a time when the NFT collection lost 60% of its value in a flash. The last time we saw this duo collaborate was on the track “Bitch Please II,” from Eminem’s 2000 outing The Marshall Mathers LP. Besides Snoop Dogg, that track features their mentor Dr. Dre, Xzibit, and the late Nate Dogg. After that, the legend says that Eminem’s camp denied a request for collaboration from Snoop and the pair never worked together again. Until now. Did the Bored Ape Yacht Club accomplish that? Eminem And Snoop’s Bored Ape Yacht Club Story It’s worth noting that both Eminem and Snoop Dogg come from Dr. Dre’s lineage, so a collaboration between both artists makes all the sense in the world. They are also both part of the Bored Ape Yacht Club. Approximately six months ago, Eminem paid $425K for a BAYC specimen inspired in him. At the time, NewsBTC reported: “The NFT, named “EminApe,” depicts Eminem’s iconic Bored Ape figure wearing a khaki army cap and a gold chain necklace, both of which he frequently wears in real life. BAYC member GeeGazza sold the digital artwork for 123.45 ETH, which is around $450,000 USD. In November 2021, GeeGazza tweeted, “I still think Eminem is destined to buy my @BoredApeYC one day.” Took too long to reconnect with @snoopdogg– you know we had to make a movie! https://t.co/087W2OZJOI #FromTheDToTheLBC #curtaincall2 @BoredApeYC pic.twitter.com/k443JqXHON — Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) June 24, 2022 For his part, at approximately the same time, Snoop Dogg got a full set and announced “When I APE in I APE all the way in!!.” A full set, for those not in the know, consists of a Bored Ape, an M1 and an M2 Mutant, and a Bored Ape Kennel Club with similar characteristics. In Snoop’s case, those were a military helmet, leopard skin, and a pink and fluffy garment. At the time, NewsBTC reported on the story behind the purchase: “It all came from a deleted tweet. What did it say? We wouldn’t know. However, NFT strategist Just1n.eth brought another rapper into the conversation. “He needs to link up with Waka Flocka to talk about the NFT collection that he should be looking into!” And Waka Flocka went straight to the BAYC. “Uncle Snoop you need a Ape mane!!! Join the yacht club.” Eminem. Snoop. From the D 2 the LBC. Out now. https://t.co/fcZqaniRxQ pic.twitter.com/bmTpKNXtjq — Snoop Dogg (@SnoopDogg) June 24, 2022 The Video, The Song, The Premiere The psychedelic video mixes video of Em and Snoop in the studio with Bored Ape Yacht Club-inspired animation. It was directed by James Larese. They premiered it at Apefest, an all out party that featured performances by hip hop legends like Lil Wayne, Bun B, The Roots, Future, and of course Eminem and Snoop Dogg.  The videos abound. Check this one out: WORLD PREMIERE: Snoop & Eminem show their new song featuring at ApeFest @BoredApeYC @SnoopDogg pic.twitter.com/8lLVY9mRng — cr0ss.eth @ NFT NYC (@cr0ssETH) June 24, 2022 And this one: What the actual fuck? @SnoopDogg @Eminem @BoredApeYC #apefest pic.twitter.com/1KDZ5rxHGc — Leonardo Viti (@leovitiart) June 24, 2022 The Bored Ape Yacht Club team will also sell merchandise related to the single, but no one knows what it actually looks like. “Snoop x Eminem merch drop pushed. We’ll tweet here with timing updates,” they announced through Twitter.  APE price chart on Coinbase | Source: APE/USD on TradingView.com This is not Snoop Dogg’s first musical collaboration with the Bored Ape Yacht Club. The rapper appeared in Colombian producer and singer Esther Anaya’s single “BAYC,” a dance music track that sounds like this: Last but not least, NewsBTC has to point out that Eminem and Snoop appeared on stage together earlier in the year at Dr. Dre’s presentation at the Super Bowl Halftime Show. So, maybe the Bored Ape Yacht Club is responsible for this single, but the two artists probably had already squashed their beef. Featured Image: Screenshot from the video | Charts by TradingView