John Legend and Nas link with Florian Picasso on ‘Legend’. The unexpected collaboration is a part of the Picasso NFT series. Florian is Picasso’s great grandson, which ties into the song and NFT.
The song is a great mix between Legend’s calm singing and Nas’ signature rapping. The uplifting production from Florian is the perfect backing for both artist to shine upon.
The NFT series is based on an original artwork the famed artist created in 1958—a large ceramic bowl that’s been housed in the private collection of his granddaughter Marina Picasso and her son Florian Picasso, and has never been viewed publicly.
Five limited sets of 200 NFTs titled “Visage de Couleur,” which feature contemporary color ways complementing the original design of a “joyful” face, each will auction for 2 ETH via the Picasso family’s own market Manandthebeat.com, powered by Origin Protocol’s new Origin Story platform. One series of 10 “Visage de Lumiere” NFTs, whose hues are derived from the tones of the original piece, will be released via Nifty Gateway as a ranked auction for 24 hours. Portions of the proceeds will be donated to the organization Nurse Heroes and to Carbon180, a climate-focused NGO.