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ED BALLOON'Fuck The Metaverse'
ABOUT ED BALLOON
= PERFORMED and PRODUCED EVENTS throughout the US including at notable WEB3 CONFERENCES (eg. Consensys, NFT-NYC, SXSW, Zoratopia & ETH Denver) and ART MUSEUMS (eg. Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston & Knockdown Center NYC).

= SOLD OUT the first of its kind, generative sound and motion picture NFT project - THE RUN ED COLLECTION -  consisting of 1000 ANIMATED PIECES that utilize IP from the world of Ed B “The Puppet”.

= SELF FUNDED through the sale of NFTs the stop motion animated satire "A SONG ABOUT BLACK LOVE.” Executive produced by Daveed Diggs and starring Ed alongside actor Seth Green, the film showcases the difficulties of finding love as a black puppet.

= CREATED THE ED BALLOON GENERATIONAL WEALTH FUND and pledged 50% of royalties from secondary sales of The Run Ed Collection to PURCHASE ART and provide a platform to BLACK and other UNDERREPRESENTED ARTISTS in web3.

= COLLABORATED as FEATURED ARTISTS in the TIMEPieces x Timbaland The Beats Collection by TIME Magazine.

= Been NOMINATED to nftnow’s NFT100, a celebration of the top 100 influential creators and community leaders in the NFT space.

= 33 Years Old. Based in Los Angeles.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
In the coming months Ed Balloon will be releasing a new album called “Beauty Supply Is Out Of Durags“. We would like to create an event where music lovers and our supporters can experience an “Ed Balloon” concert where we perform music from the new record. The event called "Dreamworld" will be an IRL/digital experience aiming to create a moment for concert goes to have fun again.

Check out our included Avalanche Park and #DollarAndRT videos for similar IRL/digital experiences we have created.
HOW WILL THE $$ BE USED
Funds will go towards securing a venue, marketing, tech support, sound equipment and any other miscellaneous things needed to host an incredible event.
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Ed Balloon
Ed Balloon
Spearheading cultural representation and identity through his music and digital art, Ed Balloon has solidified himself not only as a Web3 artist and musician but also as a community leader. Known for his innovative approach to music making, dynamic production style, and unique blend of electronic, hip-hop, and R&B, his 2022 Run Ed collection was presented as a one-of-a-kind generative sound and motion endeavor that blended stop-motion, 2D and 3D animation, and music. To help uplift other artists, 50 percent of the collection’s secondary sales continued to go toward The Ed Balloon Generational Wealth Fund, which collects work from Black and other under-represented artists in Web3. The pioneering musician also recently self-funded through the sale of NFTs the stop motion animated satire "A SONG ABOUT BLACK LOVE.” Executive produced by Daveed Diggs and starring Ed alongside actor Seth Green, the film showcases the difficulties of finding love as a black puppet. Ed was also recently nominated to nftnow's NFT100, a celebration of the top 100 influential creators and community leaders in the NFT space.
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