There are several stories from the NFT space that aren’t being told by the mainstream media. We are fully aware of Beeple’s success. We have all heard about 3LAU making his millions in minutes. Just this week, Steve Aoki joined the pack. Let me tell you another story.
As a drummer, beatmaker, and music teacher, I am familiar with the life of the legendary “Funky Drummer” himself, Clyde Stubblefield. Stubblefield was the one-time drummer of the King of Funk, James Brown. Stubblefield is also the most sampled drummer in hip-hop history, and his legacy is forever enmeshed in this genre. Tragically, he was never mentioned in the credits as a writer in any of James Brown's recordings, meaning that he never saw a single cent in royalties from the hundreds, if not thousands, of works created from using his notorious drum beat.