Method Man is joining the metaverse — as a superhero!
In a press release announcement, it was revealed that the legendary Wu-Tang Clan emcee would be dropping his first-ever non-fungible token (NFT) collection in what he’s calling “the MEFaVerse.” The release confirms that he will officially be releasing the NFTs as part of a larger project: a graphic novel that will take place in the “MEFaVerse,” which will feature Method Man as a superhero in the style of Marvel and the DCEU.
“In The MEFAverse, we combine tech, art, and real-world functionality helping us realize the true potential of this tech and push it to its limits,” said Method Man, in the press release announcement.
Method Man’s version of the metaverse aptly donned “MEFaverse” is a realized product that he and his production company, Six AM Entertainment in collaboration with Ray Acosta, envisioned together. They are at the helm of taking an experienced team of developers, writers, artists, and tech-savvy ninjas into the next iteration of the Internet. The Method Man NFT and MEFaverse will live in the Ethereum blockchain. Shauna Garr, Method’s partner at Six AM Entertainment says, “We are thrilled to create in this fast-expanding arena. This art and storytelling taps into the street geek culture that’s a big part of our brand.”
As AfroTech previously reported, the musician-turned-Hollywood star co-launched the company as a means to help amplify diverse storytelling that people of all ages can enjoy.
“We aim to tell authentic stories; to be ahead of our time and on time simultaneously,” is what the company’s website states, “and to engage an audience ranging from youth to the young at heart.”
Method Man: His Business Ventures
As you can see, Method Man is no stranger to the business world.
The “How High” star naturally found his way into the cannabis game last year with his own socially-conscious brand also dubbed “TICAL,” according to the New York Post. The acronym that Method Man has grown so fond of using — which stands for “Taking Into Consideration All Lives” — was originally coined for his 1994 debut solo album. Now, he leans on it as an official part of his personal branding.
He also helps Black men and women in the cannabis space with his company, TICAL.
In February 2020, he joined Charlamagne Tha God, Roxane Gay, Rob Markman, Vita Ayala, and more as part of the Marvel Voices series, which features a collection of Black and brown voices telling stories set in the Marvel universe from their own unique perspectives.
As for his “MEFaverse,” starting Jan. 28 at 4 p.m. EST, the first three exclusive one-of-one NFTs will be available on Foundation.