Eminem and Snoop Dogg to Perform Bored Apes Track at MTV Music Awards

Jamal Molla
Written By Jamal Molla
Jamal is an English teacher and freelance writer with a passion for NFTs, metaverse, crypto and technology.

The legendary rappers and members of the Bored Apes Yacht Club (BAYC), Eminem and Snoop Dogg to perform Bored Apes track at MTV Music Awards on a metaverse transformed stage.

The duo have been listed to perform their single, “From the D 2 the LBC” on Sunday, according to the awards’ organizers. The performance was inspired by the BAYC and Otherside metaverse NFTs.

The NFT-friendly rap icons will entertain the global community, thanks to the Otherside, a collaborative effort between Animoca Brands, a gaming and investment giant, and BAYC.

In partnership with Yuga Labs, Otherside parent company, the rap icons will seize the opportunity to give Otherside a major exposure on the VMAs stage where they will perform their collaborative single.

According to Cointelegraph, “In what appears to be a signal to the music industry that Metaverse performances deserve more recognition, the VMAs have also added a ‘Best Metaverse Performance’ category to its annual awards.”

Some of the legendary artistes listed in that category are Rift Tour featuring Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, and Twenty One Pilots.

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MVA may be embracing the Metaverse as a permanent solution to its decreasing viewership numbers over the year. Since the viewership peaked at 12.4 million in 2011, it has gradually decreased for eight consecutive years. Recently, a meager 900,000 tuned in live to watch the MTV awards, representing the 8th year of decreasing viewership.

‘From the D 2 the LBC’ is the duo’s first collaboration in the last 20 years. Its success earned them a place in the “Best Hip Hop” award category. Both rappers hodl some BAYC NFTs while the music video showcases some content from BAYC’s NFT collection.

Recently, Snoop Dogg featured in an NFT-inspired EDM single titled BAYC. In the animated video, the main artiste, Ether Anaya, features Bored Apes and a host of other NFTs.

Both artistes have invested heavily in NFT, especially, BAYC NFT collection. On December 31, 2021, Eminem purchased Bored Ape-inspired hip hop cloth for 123.45 Eth. He also has an impressive collection of 28 different NFTs in his Shady Holding brand name.

Snoop Dogg has been the more active of the duo in the NFT space. His partnership with The Sandbox birthed “The Doggies” NFTs collection. On December 22, 2021, he also bought a Bored Ape, proof of his undying love for NFTs and BAYC in particular.

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