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Bad Brains’ Vocalist Paul “H.R.” Hudson to Offer First Collection of NFTs Through Makersplace

Paul “H.R.” Hudson, lead singer of the legendary hardcore punk band, Bad Brains has long been considered one of the greatest frontman in rock history. His influence is well documented, having touched everyone from Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, Living Colour, and the Beastie Boys.

Bad Brains has been nominated for The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, sold millions of records and performed for countless fans worldwide since the early 1980s.

The singer’s premier offering of NFTs (Non-Fungible Token) will be available exclusively through Makersplace – the foremost marketplace for truly rare and unique digital artworks, beginning August 18th at Noon PST.

H.R.’s manager Kate Gammell said, “H.R. has been an innovator since the beginning of his career, exhibiting his talents and constantly pushing boundaries. He is continuing in that spirit with these NFTs. He knows the world is constantly evolving, and it is important to him to be on board. He put his heart and soul into these artworks.” The collection was curated with the assistance of rapper ILL BILL; former record executive turned author Howie Abrams and DJ Eclipse.


The Digital Artworks include:

The Backflip

One of H.R.’s legendary, death-defying backflips; has been captured for posterity with three dynamic animations created by Parisian artist, Vinzomega. The backdrops for each represent various clubs that reared H.R., Bad Brains and punk rock itself: New York’s CBGB, Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club and West Hollywood’s The’ Roxy Theater.

Exclusive Recorded Version and Animation of “Saddest Day”

“Saddest Day” is an updated 2021 recording and animation produced exclusively for a 1/1 NFT. The song originally appears on his fan-favourite 1990 solo album Charge. Recorded during the Covid-19 pandemic in collaboration with the Georgia based reggae band Passafire’s Ted Bowne. Moe Angelo created its accompanying animation.

Exclusive Portrait of H.R. Photographed by Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe

This digital portrait of H.R. was shot by fellow heavy music frontman extraordinaire Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe on June 8, 2017, at The Roots’ Okay Space Gallery, prior to Bad Brains’ “secret” reunion performance at the venue.


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