Bag Raiders are releasing the Shooting Stars meme as a NFT and that’s enough internet for today thanks
We don’t say this without a warning, but bear with us for a minute when we say: let’s throw back to 2017. A tumultuous year to say the least, it was also dominated by a meme which would go onto make internet history.
The once-cult hit, now turned internet-sensation by Bag Raiders titled ‘Shooting Stars’ was absolutely everywhere. The meme, which was first created by All Ski Casino’s Youtube channel, absolutely blew up: it was covered by everyone by Will Smith to Katy Perry, and resulted in a whopping 3 BILLION streams for the Aussie duo. It led to a resurgence for the group who capitalised on the song’s newfound success, treating a whole new generation of music lovers to the glory days of the early 2010s indie electronic music.
Now, fast forward to 2021. If you’ve been on the internet at all lately, you’ve probably seen something called a “NFT”. Standing for “non-fungible token”, NFTs are sweeping the art world as a chance for artists to make some serious cash in exchange for their art, and comes as a well needed boost in capital after years of having the value of their art reduced due to streaming wars, market saturation and more. Flume, Azealia Banks, Yaeji, Disclosure, Toro Y Moi, Sevdaliza and many more have already jumped on the bandwagon, and have made some SERIOUS coin as a result.
So, what does all this have to do with each other? Well, Bag Raiders have teamed up with the creator behind the meme to present an audiovisual NFT of the original video, and they’ll be selling it via crypto.com for their NFT platform debut alongside Snoop Dogg, Lionel Richie, Mr. Brainwash and many more.
It’s a lot of #internet speak but essentially: you can officially own the original Bag Raiders Shooting Stars meme, and you can buy it (with cryptocurrency) via crypto.com. The auction will run from Sunday April 25th 9am PT until Monday April 26th 5pm PT. PLUS, 20% of all proceeds will be donated to nonprofits supporting music education in Australia.
Words by Emma Jones