( ENSPIRE Entertainment ) The Architect of the Wu-Tang Logo and Resident Wu-Tang DJ Mathematics Announces NFT Collection “The Man Behind the W”
ENSPIRE Contributor: LaShonda Thompson
Ronald Maurice Bean, AKA Mathematics, the artist behind the iconic Wu-Tang logo and long-time Wu-Tang Clan DJ, has announced that he has teamed up with NFT aficionados Nice Drips and theFarmacist to create the NFT Collection, “The Man Behind the W.” The first collection, “No Pork On My Fork,” will be available beginning today at 8 PM EST. The original piece of artwork created by Mathematics was recently featured on season two of the highly popular Hulu series, ‘Wu-Tang: An American Saga.’ The “No Pork On My Fork” collection will include over 11,111 unique pieces with 200 character traits and six different breakouts.
“I am extremely excited to present my first NFT collection beginning with my original artwork, “No Pork on My Fork,” said Mathematics. “To be able to share my art with people around the world who may know me from creating the iconic Wu-Tang logo is a dream come true. This NFT collection will deliver true art collectibles, and I am excited to share them with the world.”
“Partnering with Mathematics to launch his first NFT collection is a historic step in getting his artwork to his fans in an authentic way,” said Nice Drips and theFarmacist. “We are proud to be able to help Mathematics share his art with his fans through this amazing NFT Collection.”
Mathematics is also working on a new LP entitled “Wu-Tang Gods and Iron Men, A Mathematics Story.” The LP will feature the Wu-Tang Clan, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, The Rza, Masta Killa, Inspektah Deck, Cappadonna, The Gza, Popa Wu, Kool G Rap, Kurupt, Crooked I, Benny The Butcher, 38. Spesh, R.J. Payne, El Camino, Rome Streetz, Shyheim, Rahzel, Kyah Baby, Willie The Kid, Solomon Childs, Erick Sermon, Keith Murray, Mally G, Nicole Bus, P.U.R.E., Wize Beatz, and more. Mathematics will be releasing a short film alongside the LP and an NFT collection.
The Mathematics NFT Collection, “No Pork On My Fork,” is available for purchase today at themanbehindthew.io with Mint listed at .04 ETH.
Ronald Maurice Bean, AKA Mathematics, is not only the official DJ for the legendary Wu-Tang Clan, a platinum-selling producer and considered by many as the gatekeeper of
the Wu-Tang sound is also the creator of the infamous and iconic Wu-tang logo. Mathematics origin story with the Wu-Tang Clan is currently being featured on season two of Hulu’s top-rated series, ‘Wu-Tang: An American Saga.” The new season explores the elements leading up to Mathematics creating the Wu logo and the backstory behind creating one of the most iconic images in music. To help with the authenticity of the art featured in the new season, Mathematics recreated more than 15 early Wu drawings, sketches, and graffiti for the new season and advised on the show. Mathematics is also currently working on a new LP featuring many of his Wu-Tang brothers.
Whether Mathematics is touring the world with Wu-Tang Clan as a whole, or solo with individual members playing festivals such as Lollapalooza, Coachella, Bonnaroo, and Glastonbury, doing live performances on late-night TV with Jimmy Fallon or Jon Stewart, or performing solo in clubs, Mathematics has the ability to rock any crowd! His love and
knowledge of music takes him beyond the realm of Hip Hop as he learned to do so growing up in South Jamaica Queens where he performed locally; he truly understands how to move any crowd, whether it be EDM, House, Techno, Dub Step or Trap music, he’s always ready!
In 2003, Mathematics released his debut album “Love, Hell or Right,” followed by “The Problem” in 2005. Mathematics would also go on to score and compose the theme song for the Wanda Sykes Fox television show, “Wanda At Large.” In addition, his body of work includes production contributions on movie soundtracks and video games as well as taking the helm and producing the entire “Wu-Tang The Saga Continues” LP, which was released in 2017 and reached #1 on the Indie Top 100, #2 on Rap top 100, #2 on Hip Hop & R&B Top 100 and #6 on Billboard. Mathematics is also the artist behind fellow Wu-Tang member RZA’s original “Wu-Tang Stickers” and GZA’s logo, as well as the design for GZA’s ‘Liquid Swords.”
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