Friday, August 31, U.S Rapper Eminem surprised his fans by releasing his tenth album “Kamikaze” on Twitter. The album was released overnight without any promotion.
One of the tracks called “Not Alike”, featured by rap artist Royce Da ‘5’9’ has a special line for crypto fans:
“Remember everybody used to bite nickel, now everybody doing bitcoin.”
Forbes stated that the line is an important sign of the presence of Bitcoin in pop culture, and shows that cryptocurrency has a wide range of usage:
“The mention on Eminem’s album is significant however as it suggests not a get rich quick scheme nor a way to sell illicit goods online, but rather something that “everybody [is] doing” — that it’s as common as knowing you bite the metal coin to test its quality.”
Eminem is not the first celebrity to embrace the image of cryptocurrencies.
Earlier this year Curtis Jackson, known as 50cent, was reported to be the first rapper to accept cryptocurrency payments for his 2014 album “Animal Ambition.”
Last February, one of the most hilarious and truthful mentions was made by chat-show host Ellen DeGeneres:
“Everybody is talking about bitcoin – but nobody understands it.”
In March, American rap-artist Young Dirty was part of the launch of Dirty Coin, a new decentralized currency. The token was created for fans to buy tickets to show and buy merchandise, as well as to raise funding for the new album.
Most recently, in the first-ever New York Blockchain Week last May, Snoop Dogg was performing at the XRP Community Night.
Although these mentions from pop stars and celebrities may have a positive effect on the public awareness of cryptocurrencies, it is unlikely to cause an effect on the price or market valuation of cryptocurrencies.
Author: Sarah Tuuli