Let’s face it: The NFT space moves really fast. Considering how quickly things can change in the metaverse, a week in NFTs might as well be a month IRL.
Don’t get us wrong — the more people onboarded into the space, the merrier. But because of the constant influx of great art and ideas, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with all the news, launches, and general happenings.
Well, you can put the days of endless Twitter and Discord scrolling behind you, as we put together a weekly list of upcoming NFT drops you definitely don’t want to miss. Here’s what to look out for this week.
We Stand Together
Who: John Knopf, Anna McNaught
What: One open-edition piece
When: July 5 – July 7
Why: If there’s one thing the NFT community has always been consistent about, it’s coming together in support of charitable causes. Following the US Supreme Court’s controversial decision on Roe v. Wade, photographers John Knopf and Anna McNaught have created We Stand Together. This open-edition piece is slated to have all of its proceeds donated to UnicornDAO’s fund for protecting women’s reproductive rights.
Confessions From the Hart
Who: Kevin Hart
What: 10,000 alter-egos of the comedian, rendered in 3D
When: July 6-7, time TBA
Why: Yes, Kevin Hart is everywhere. With the upcoming launch of this collection, he’ll firmly be staking his place in the metaverse too. This 10,000-piece collection takes inspiration from Hart’s viral series of the same name. It’s slated to provide his fans with all sorts of perks including lifetime entrance to all of Hart’s forthcoming events in the Kevin Hart Nation metaverse, allowlist access for all of his future NFT and merchandise drops, and opportunities to win free VIP and general admission tickets to his IRL shows.
Pre Fame 1977
Who: Robert Whitman and Tara Abbasidehbokri
What: 1,977 generative art pieces based on the life and career of Prince
When: July 7 @ 6 p.m. EDT, pre-sale @ 3 p.m. EDT
Where: Pre Fame Website
Why: Six years since his passing, multi-hyphenate Prince’s legacy lives on in the hearts of his adoring fans worldwide. On July 7, the Pre Fame 1977 team will provide his legions of fans with the definitive Prince experience on Web3, using the launch of this Genesis collection as a pilot project. Availing of NFTs from this collection — which is set to include imagery pulled from Prince’s storied career, as well as the most iconic photograph from three photo shoots Whitman had with Prince in 1977 — will grant fans access to physical prints of their NFTs, access to an exclusive Prince community on Discord, and much more.
What: 5,555 pixelated heroes celebrating and uplifting women
When: July 7, @ 6:30 p.m. EDT
Why: With this forthcoming launch, members of the Rewind Collective are hoping to build “a community focused on supporting diversity and women across NFTs and beyond.” Ten percent of all primary sales will go to the Vital Voices Global Partnership, an initiative that invests in women leaders hoping to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues, and Rise, an organization dedicated to fighting for the rights of sexual violence survivors around the world.
RCRDSHP x FEDERATION
Who: Psy-punk band FEDERATION
What: 888 packs containing four digital collectibles each
When: July 8 @ 3 p.m. EDT
Why: As part of the promotional cycle for their debut LP F, British psy-punk band FEDERATION is dropping an exclusive slate of digital collectibles on music NFT marketplace RCRDSHP. The collection is slated to include bonus tracks from F, handwritten lyric sheets, commentary on the album’s writing and recording process, and exclusive IRL experiences with the band.