Nas announced his partnership with blockchain platform Royal to offer 50 percent of the streaming rights from two of his songs as NFTs.

According to a press release, a limited number of tokens will be offered on January 11, granting holders a portion of the publishing rights to “Ultra Black” and “Rare” from King’s Disease and King’s Disease II, respectively.

Royal’s investors also include 3LAU’s fellow electronic artists The Chainsmokers, Disclosure, and Kygo, while hip-hop artists involved include Joyner Lucas, Logic, and Stefflon Don.

Nas released a surprise new album called Magic, which was produced entirely by Hit-Boy. The record marked his third team-up with the producer following King’s Disease and King’s Disease II.

Nas will head to the concert hall on May 1 for a show that will see him perform his seminal album Illmatic in full. It won’t be the first time the rapper has given the record the orchestral treatment – in 2014, he teamed up with the National Symphony Orchestra for another run-through of the album in full.