Azuki NFT to Provide Artwork for Korean Group Epik High at Coachella
The Azuki NFT Collection has teamed up with Korean hip-hop group Epik High to design original visual art for their upcoming Coachella show. Azuki also shared a stunning poster featuring Epik High Tablo members Mithra Jin and DJ Tukutz. In the illustration, as Tablo holds his heart, Mithra Jin and DJ Tukutz hold an ax and a holster respectively.
Azuki x Epik High: what we know so far
“We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with legendary Korean hip-hop trio, Epik High, to create original visual art for their upcoming performance at Coachella,” Azuki announced yesterday, April 10.
Epik High is one of the most influential hip-hop groups from Seoul, South Korea. In fact, Tablo, Mithra Jin, and DJ Tukutz formed the group in 2001. Back then, hip-hop was not as popular in South Korea as it is today.
“Epik High has long been a pioneer of Asian culture and was the first Korean group to perform at Coachella in 2016,” Azuki added. “They will be the first Korean group to return to the festival and we are thrilled to celebrate this moment of Asian excellence through this collaboration.”
As the festival approaches, the group has also released a new album. Their 10th studio album, Epik High Is Here (Part 2), also revolves around the themes of “self-esteem, loneliness and confidence”.
Meanwhile, Azuki NFT has been making waves in the NFT space over the past two weeks. Next to a surprise NFT airdrop, the floor price of the project has skyrocketed (currently at 22 ETH). It even led multiple top notch NFT holders to express their disappointment that the ground for their projects was far from close. The partnership with Epik High has just added one more feather to Azuki’s cap!