Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol’ Dirty Bastard, who died in 2004, is getting into the cryptocurrency game.
The late rapper’s estate is launching a utility token called Dirty Coin to fund music projects and other ventures.
Why, exactly? It’s simple, says the late legend’s son Bar-Sun Jones, aka Young Dirty Bastard: “Crypto is very big. The blockchain is one of the biggest inventions of our time. And I don’t want to be out of the party, I want to come in to the party.”
Indeed, if cryptocurrency was an underground basement party up until 2017, the recent price surge of bitcoin, litecoin, ether, and ripple turned it into a raucous house party. Celebrities, athletes, and artists like Paris Hilton, Floyd Mayweather, Richard Sherman, Jamie Foxx, The Game, and Wu-Tang rapper Ghostface Killah have rushed in.