In what is described as the latest evolution of interactive storytelling, Kingship, the NFT group signed at 10:22 p.m., will release a collection of 10,000 keycards with access in the form of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) to allow entry to the virtual world of the band as well as unlocking music, products, experiences and a community protected by tokens.
The Metaverse band consists of four characters from the Bored Ape Yacht Club – Captain (vocals, bass), King (vocals), Arnell (beats, producer, drums) and Hud (guitar, keyboards, vocals). The group was “signed” to UMG’s Web3 label 22:22 last year in an effort to serve community products, activations, and experiences in the metaverse. The new collection of exclusive keycards will be available to mint in waves starting Saturday, May 14 at 9 a.m. PT for those on the “allow list” and Monday, May 16 at 9 a.m. PT for the general public. .
Approval list registration opens Tuesday, May 10 on the Kingship website at 9:00 a.m. PT for 48 hours for NFT holders of the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC), Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC ), Doodles, SupDucks, World of Women and the Littles. Public registration will follow at 12:00 p.m. PT.
The group’s recently revealed origin story and additional details can also be found on the group’s website, Discord, and Twitter.
We are delighted to invite our Swamp family to join us. Owners of @BoredApeYC (BAYC) and Mutant Ape Yacht Club (MAYC) have 48 hours from now to join the KINGSHIP authorization list. We also thought you might enjoy using @ApeCoin for our mint! https://t.co/0eUB92CpMb pic.twitter.com/lOVFQDLit7
— KINGDOM (@therealkingship) May 10, 2022
Celine Joshua, 22:22 Founder and Creator of Kingship, says, “These keycards not only provide access to the world of Kingship, they’re also a whole new way to showcase artists and music. They are also a way to serve our superfans with exclusive content, products and coin-operated experiences. This is just the beginning of our roadmap for an expanding world that will provide this community with an incredible journey and interactive storytelling.
The Kingship team has grown to include recording artists, songwriters and producers, famed host Jack Lanza and NFT collector Jimmy McNelis. Kingship is also building four towers on their island, one for each party member, and each with their own unique properties and powers. Each member’s keycard promises to grant access to a specific member’s tower and if all four are collected, holders gain access to the floating villa above the towers.
Kingship, whose Bored Ape characters include the Golden Fur and Blue Beams Apes, was created by Joshua, who recruited members of McNelis’ party.
The Bored Ape Yacht Club is a community of over 5,500 “monkey holders”, including Tom Brady, Steph Curry, Snoop Dogg, Lil Baby, Jermaine Dupri and over 3,500 other Bored Ape NFT holders.