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Ted Lucas Created Millionaires In The Music Industry, Now He Wants To Do The Same For Youth In Tech

Ted Lucas created millionaires in the music business, and now he is looking to do the same in a new industry.

Samantha Dorisca

Dec 29, 2023

Ted Lucas Of Slip-N-Slide Records Creates NFT For Popularized Peanut Butter Jelly Time Meme

Ted Lucas will always have Peanut Butter Jelly Time. In an interview with Complex, the Slip-N-Slide Records founder revealed that he created an non-fungible token (NFT) of the iconic meme that was one of the first-of-its-kind on the Internet. “That dancing banana has been one of those memes that’s been catchy for years and we just thought about it,” he said to the outlet. “Now we put our heads together as a team. I think one of the [Peanut Butter Jelly Time meme] videos got over 300 million views, it’s crazy. Just a dancing banana and people reading the lyrics to the song. I can say, over the pandemic.” Ted Lucas was responsible for launching the careers of hundreds of rappers in Slip-N-Slide’s prime — the label gave its start to the likes of Trina, Plies, Trick Daddy, and F$O Dinero — and his investment in NFTs was, he said, another way of creating an income for the label. He also said that it was a risky proposition, and he “had his grandmother praying” that it would prove to be...