Tonight (May 24), Trae tha Truth will receive the Change Maker award at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards.
To honor the occasion, the Billboard Music Awards partnered with the rapper and The Most Famous Artist to create the first ever award show NFT.
Proceeds from the sale will benefit Trae’s Angel by Nature non-profit, a Houston-based organization that “suppl[ies] the Houston community with relief efforts ranging from living conditions, education, to personal health and motivation.”
The NFTs are available to purchase here, with three tiers of options — open edition, limited edition and one-of-one edition.
“I don’t look to take the title of an activist. I just look to be Trae. That’s just me,” he told Billboard in an interview about the Change Maker award. “I’m the type of person that don’t stop. I can go for years at a time nonstop. And a lot of people feel like it can wear me down and take me out. But I feel like I’m built for it, because I’m so used to it. So when everybody else is tapped out or stressed, it’s normal to me because I have become that rock. I just don’t know how to tap out. And maybe that’s why it shocks a lot of people because they look, like, ‘Hey, you was just here today. Now you somewhere else tomorrow.’ It’s not in me to stop. I just do what I do.”
See the NFTs below:
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