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'The Only New Music People Will Get Is Through The NFT' — Young M.A Talks Debut Collection Plus The Future

The non-fungible token (NFT) game may seem like it’s slowly becoming oversaturated, but people are proving there is room for more with every new entry in the space. Young M.A made her proverbial mark in the space by dropping her official NFT collection on April 19. According to a press release shared with AfroTech, the New York-based rapper collaborated with Serenade’s eco-friendly NFT platform to make it all happen. Through the partnership, the rapper released an exclusive NFT capsule that highlights specific career milestones. Appropriately titled after her debut EP, the multi-platinum artist’s NFT capsule (“Herstory in The Making”) pays tribute to the captivating career that the Brooklyn emcee has amassed. While Young M.A is excited about this milestone in her career, she admits that she wasn’t all too hip to the NFT game when it was first introduced. “I wasn’t really aware of it until I saw more people doing it in the industry. My team brought it to my attention and let me know...

Apr 19, 2022

Black-Owned Cognac Brand Nyak Announces Nationwide Expansion, Partnership With Young M.A

Black-owned spirit brand Nyak has announced today its launch into new national markets in addition to its newly-formed partnership with famed rapper Young M.A. A press release reports that NYAK’s initial national debut will expand across several U.S. states such as Florida, Texas, Georgia, New York, New Jersey, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Delaware and Connecticut. Additionally, the brand has aligned itself with Young M.A to help represent cognac’s influence on Black and Hip Hop culture. Similar to the global impact of Young M.A’s music, Nyak also hopes to have that same effect on consumers. “Nyak is premium cognac and the culture loves cognac. We want to connect the Nyak brand to change agents in the culture…the artists who push the needle and drive our culture with their innovative artistry,” Nyak founder and serial entrepreneur Dennis McKinley says in a statement. “Our collaboration with Young M.A will be the first of many as we keep our finger on the pulse of what and who is...

Apr 16, 2021