As we step towards the future, the idea of losing humanity to machines can be daunting and replacing irl hangouts with avatar meet ups can be a scary thought. For the ordinary Hip Hop artist from Brooklyn, New York, curating contemporary art & events, doesn’t play as much of a factor as it did for ARTZ in the last few years after being recognized for combining his music with collaborative visual art as merch for his fans or what he calls his “Reject Dreamers’. So when life presented a new form of expression through tech with NFTS & crypto at the forefront of innovation, it was second nature for ARTZ to continue pioneering in the world we know as Web2, while also bridging the gap in a new realm of possibilities within Web 3. As much as ARTZ looks forward to a future led by creative and design he also understands the importance of finding love along the journey as he roams through the untapped lands of the metaverse with his bulldog Lucy. Flowing over cinematic soundscapes that mesh heavy hitting bars with melodic soulfulness, Alone In The Metaverse is a perfect blend of rappers’ delight and vibes, accompanied by special guest appearances from Styles P, Trinidad James and the AI voiceover of ‘Meta’ Morgan Freeman narrating the intro. From being “a reject on the back block with famous features” to performing with Busta Rhymes, selling in a blue chip art auction with Andy Warhol and being mentioned in Time Magazine in less than a year’s time. I think it’s safe to say ARTZ is far from over when it comes to building his legacy.