"NFTs need to die."
Straight Outta Metaverse
Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus’ decision to bring his newly acquired Death Row Records into the world of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) has ticked off a lot of his fans.
Responding to Death Row’s entire catalog being pulled from streaming platforms amid Snoop’s push to bring the storied record company “to the metaverse” and make it into what the Long Beach rapper calls an “NFT label,” fans took to Twitter to express their dismay.
“Since DoggySyle is taken off Spotify it be looking like I need to use my cd’s again,” one user wrote.
Holy shit Snoop took the The Chronic of Apple Music streaming service how can I blast my fav songs off the album? pic.twitter.com/Baokg2AA5F
— Thee Hip Hop Historian #🇺🇸ADOS (@Watson3172) March 14, 2022
This is the second time Snoop has faced backlash in as many months after reports surfaced just before his Super Bowl halftime performance about a sexual battery lawsuit brought by a Jane Doe who describes herself as a former dancer — allegations the rapper denied, calling them a “shakedown” through a spokesperson and later asking the courts to dismiss the “implausible” suit.
The tenor of this fan response is, of course, quite different.
“So, thanks to Snoop Dogg promoting NFT shit and making Death Row Records an NFT record label, all the releases except 2Pac’s, will be removed from Spotify and so on,” one irked fan wrote. “This is actually bullshit, that means no more Dre’s Chronic on Spotify. NFTs need to die, fucking stupid movement.”
“WTF Snoop?” wrote another. “Nobody cares that you’re trying to make Death Row an NFT record label.”
They’re big mad, y’all. Here are some of the funniest responses below.
Cool Cool Cool
very cool of snoop dogg to turn Death Row into an NFT label and take all their legendary albums off of streaming services for no reason. i love not being able to listen to my favorite classic rap albums. i hate music actually so this is just fucking awesome thank you snoop dogg
— Seth (@ChefSeffW) March 14, 2022
Extremely cool and normal.
A Diehard Speaks
I love Snoop Dogg so the fuck much. But man what a TERRIBLE move to remove The Chronic and Doggystyle from streaming services.. to turn them into NFTs??? Nobody gives a fuck about an NFT more than the music aspect of these classic albums. Nobody.
— HiiipHopHeads! (@HiiipHopHeads1) March 14, 2022
They’re not wrong!
Snoop Dogg bought Death Row but ended up removing Death Row albums from streaming to turn them into NFTs pic.twitter.com/xIuTPSvx3U
— Ghost (@skepthai) March 13, 2022
Where’s the lie?
LOL can’t believe Snoop removed all Death Row Records albums (excluding 2Pac’s) from streaming to make it an NFT label. Stupidest decision ever. No more Doggystyle or The Chronic (for now)
With this and DONDA 2 etc I feel like pirating music is gonna be the norm again. Nostalgic
— Harvey Gold (@HarveyGoldMusic) March 13, 2022
Mid-2000’s fashion is back in style, so why not?
Here’s to the future of music or whatever.
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