Long-time Slashdot reader destinyland writes: Yes, it’s true. 83-year-old Tommy Chong and and 75-year-old Cheech Marin have reunited to create NFTs — a whole series of ’em — “bringing to life new characters and storylines,” according to an official announcement, “while simultaneously celebrating Cheech & Chong’s 50-plus year career of commercial and cultural success.”
The NFT series will be called “Homies in Dreamland.”
“As many know, I am deeply involved in the art community,” Cheech says in the announcement. “As an early believer, I am glad we are introducing an NFT project now, ushering in a new era of branding for the duo and the art community.”
And Tommy Chong calls NFTs “a new way for people to express themselves and reach out to others.
“Art is connecting with others and reaching the deeper parts of self. This can bring people from the NFT world into the world of Cheech and Chong, and together in the world of NFTs.”
Last month Cheech and Chong even announced an official Discord channel for their NFT series — where they’re also hosting movie and trivia nights. But “the holders of the NFT art collectible will gain access to a variety of utility, including future airdrops and special access/utility tokens randomly inserted throughout the collection.”
The NFT series will release sometime this month, according to the announcement, with artwork by Jermaine Rogers, known for his poster art for musical acts including David Bowie, Childish Gambino, Tool, Foo Fighters, Radiohead, and Run The Jewels…