Bitcoin (BTC) was mentioned by U.S. rapper Ryan Daniel Montgomery, also called Royce Da 5’9,’ in a track included on Eminem’s new album “Kamikaze,” Forbes reports August 31.
Rappers Eminem and Royce Da 5’9′ have teamed up a few times all through their careers, having recorded a combined 66 songs that have made it into the Billboard Hot 100 record chart.
Eminem declared his tenth album “Kamikaze” in a tweet Friday, August 31, without much by way of going before promotion. As indicated by Forbes, in “Not Alike,” the ninth track on the new album, co-featuring Royce Da 5’9′ sings:
“Remember everybody used to bite Nickel, now everybody doing bitcoin.”
The line is portrayed by Forbes as a critical indication of Bitcoin’s quality in mass culture and the acknowledgment that the cryptocurrency has a range of used cases past criminal:
“The mention on Eminem’s album is significant however as it suggests not a get rich quick scheme nor a way to sell illicit goods online, but rather something that “everybody [is] doing” — that it’s as common as knowing you bite the metal coin to test its quality.”
“Not Alike” isn’t the first occasion when that cryptocurrency discovers its way into the rap world. Prior this year, rapper Akon, who created a total of twelve Billboard Top Ten Hits, launched his own cryptocurrency planned for use in his “Akon Crypto City,” Cointelegraph announced June 20.
Back in January, Curtis Jackson, also called 50 Cent, was accounted for as owning a large number of dollars worth of Bitcoin, after turning into the first rapper to have begun accepting the cryptocurrency as payment for his fifth album “Animal Ambition.” Later, he denied owning any Bitcoin at court, with his lawyer allegedly saying that Jackson had “never owned, and does not own, a bitcoin account or any bitcoins.”
This spring, hip-hop artist Young Dirty Bastard declared the launch of his own cryptocurrency in a meeting with Yahoo Finance.