What do Rap, Anime and Trading cards have in common? On face value, seemingly nothing, but now they have Megan Thee Stallion, Ice Spice, GloRilla and Flo Milli. It seems Spotify and one of the leading live stream shopping platforms NTWRK are collaborating to celebrate the streaming services’ “Feelin’ Myself” playlist with an exclusive trading card pack featuring anime caricatures of the above iconic female rappers.
According to the makers, “Feelin’ Myself has become one of Spotify‘s most aspirational playlists for an entire generation of artists both emerging and established. As a staple in culture, it’s redefining the rap genre by being the perfect track-list for tapping into bad bitch energy, whether it’s a night out with the girls or popping off at home with friends.”
The trading card packs feature the female rappers as modern-day superheroines and by doing so, celebrate women in hip-hop.
In addition, Spotify is spotlighting the connection between hip-hop and anime culture through a social media video content series that began this month.
The series portrays these artists in a manner similar to the character arc of anime characters such as Sailor Moon who experiences a magical girl transformation when her powers are ignited.
The back of the cards include the individual initials of each rapper and a barcode that leads users to the Feelin’ Myself playlist, encouraging collectors to dance along as they unveil the new packs of cards. You can see the cards here.
Fans are able to purchase the cards exclusively on NTWRK.
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