The world’s first live metaverse performance on an award show took place on Sunday, August 28, 2022, at the MTV Video Music Awards 2022. Eminem and Snoop Dogg dominated the stage with their Bored Apes on the Otherside metaverse.
To celebrate the historical moment in the metaverse industry, Eminem and Snoop Dogg have collaborated with Ape Editions for the launch of physical art prints and a 3D figurehead of Mr. Bruce.
Metaverse is coming to reality. Yuga Labs’ Otherside just made history by holding the first-ever virtual concert via Augmented reality on VMAs. The Bored Ape Yacht Club and the overall Web3 community celebrated this achievement around the world.
Snoop Dogg and Eminem have been quite involved with Bored Apes ever since it was launched. They first dropped a collaboration song called From the D 2 the LBC featuring their Bored Apes and other NFTs in the music video.
Both American rappers have a long history in music, entertainment, and the hip-hop world. From the D 2 the LBC also made history for being the first NFT-featured video attracting many people to the industry.
Eminem and Snoop Dogg perform on the Otherside
Eminem and Snoop Dogg took the stage by performing From the D 2 the LBC for the first time at the VMAs inside the Otherside. The metaverse performance mixed reality and virtuality together into a harmonious existence blowing the viewers’ minds away.
We weren’t present at the show but we saw it all live, and Otherside did a perfect job in bringing Bored Apes to life whilst the rappers performed the song of the year.
The performance opened with Snoop Dogg smoking weed that pushes them inside the Otherside metaverse. The animated rappers start singing and then turn into their Bored Apes. The camera then zoomed out to show animated Eminem and Snoop Dogg rapping featuring Otherdeed NFTs in the augmented reality surrounding the main stage. The Bored Apes popped out in AR while the rappers took the stage and interacted with the audience.
There’s no doubt in saying Yuga Labs set a standard for the metaverse industry by bringing something impossible to life.
Other than From the D 2 the LBC metaverse performance, the Bored Ape avatar was also featured during the nomination announcements in AR.
The VMAs seem to be taking the next step into the metaverse industry. It was also the first award show to introduce “Best Metaverse Performance” won by Kpop girl group BLACKPINK for their performance on the PUBG mobile.
Eminem x Snoop Dogg announces Ape Editions collaboration
After the successful metaverse performance by Eminem and Snoop Dogg, the duo announced a collaboration with Ape Editions to drop exclusive merch for From the D 2 the LBC.
Ape Editions is a publishing platform that collaborates with well-known NFT owners to drop physical art prints of their NFTs. This time they have teamed up with Eminem and Snoop Dogg to drop exclusive prints for fans.
Ape Editions introduces AE-1 OG PRINT SET, a curated capsule collection of 1,000 limited-edition prints of BAYC #9055 and BAYC #6723 owned by Eminem and Snoop Dogg, each sold to BAYC and MAYC NFT holders only for $365.
Additionally, Eminem also announced an exclusive limited-edition 3D rendering bobblehead figure, BRUCE BOBBLEHEAD with a hand-painted collectible Bobblehead in a Custom Box and Certificate of Authenticity.
Eminem calls his Bored Ape, Bruce, so Bruce Bobblehead is a 3D figure collective for fans to personally own Eminem’s NFT in real-life.
There’s also a limited edition collection of SHADY COMICS CONCEPT ART for the “From the D 2 the LBC” music video that people can buy in print.
All the physical prints and 3D figurehead of Mr. Bruce are available on the Ape Editions website. If you own a BAYC or MAYC, you can also buy the OG Editions to remember the legendary VMAs metaverse performance by Eminem and Snoop Dogg.