Soulja Boy Assists Limewire In NFT Marketplace Relaunch. Soulja Boy has been enlisted by LimeWire, the file-sharing service that encouraged music piracy in the 2000s before it was shut down, to help it announce its comeback. However, this time, it will be completely legal.
The music-focused NFT (non-fungible token) marketplace LimeWire revealed its ambitions to relaunch earlier this year, enabling users to “discover, collect, and exchange unique digital artifacts.” Soulja Boy promoted the brand’s relaunch last week by posting their most recent commercial on social media.
Soulja Boy Assists Limewire In NFT Marketplace Relaunch. The opening sequence of the 60-second video, which features his 2007 breakout hit “Crank That (Soulja Boy),” features two middle schoolers running home from class to download the song on their computer and burn it on a mix CD.
The action then cuts to the present, when the now-adult Big Draco fans are having a blast on LimeWire’s brand-new NFT marketplace. Upon its release, “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” was undoubtedly one of the songs that received the most downloads on LimeWire and other file-sharing websites.
Former Wall Street trader Mark Gorton founded LimeWire in 2000. After losing a four-year legal battle with the Recording Industry Association of America, LimeWire was shut down in 2010. (RIAA). A federal New York judge determined the website willfully caused a “vast scale of infringement” by allowing its 50 million monthly users to share thousands of copyrighted works.
Julian and Paul Zehetmayr, Austrian businessmen and brothers, purchased the name rights to LimeWire in March 2022 with the intention of relaunching the website as a “mainstream-ready, digital collectibles marketplace for art and culture, initially focusing on music.”
Users can purchase and own original songs, unreleased demos, music videos, tickets, album cover art, and more from “globally recognized and upcoming artists” via the new and improved LimeWire. Brandy, Travis Barker of Blink-182, and British rapper Aitch are a few of the artists teaming up with the business for exclusive NFT drops.
In recent Soulja Boy news, the Shady Records artist recently made an appearance on Westside Boogie’s More Black Superheroes album and released the mixtape The Biggest Opp in April.