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The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. 'Eternally Bonded' NFT Artwork by SSUR

06 Oct, 2021
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The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. 'Eternally Bonded' NFT Artwork by SSUR

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“Eternally bonded” was conceived by SSUR (an odessan Ruslan Karablin) in 2014. Ruslan Karablin is releasing a series of two artworks titled Eternally Bonded as NFTs.


Karablin’s artwork was initially conceived in 2014 and features a hybrid bust of late rap superstars Biggie Smalls (The Notorious B.I.G.) and Tupac Shakur. He explained that both rappers served as an inspiration to him through their attitudes and music, and their parallels as artists spawned the idea for the artwork. The pieces are available through NFT platform 5th Dimension.

Ruslan was born in Odessa Ukraine and raised in Brooklyn New York since the age of 5 and later moved to Los Angeles where he’s spent the last 10 years running a clothing brand and creating art thru paintings, installations and digital platforms.

The Biggie Smalls and Tupac are inspired by the fact that I loved both of their music and that they were bonded with one another first as friendship, then are rivals and finally the similarity fo their fate.

Ruslan Karablin

SSUR is a streetwear clothing label, founded by Ruslan Karablin. The branding name is derived from the backwards spelling of ‘RUSS’, which reflects Karablin’s Russian heritage. The label offers a range of hoodies, sweatshirts, T-shirts, socks, accessories, snap-back hats etc.

SSUR. Reflection of the personality

The original bust from SURR's "Eternally Bonded" exhibition.
Material: Bronze & Gold

SSUR has two shops in Odessa:

SSUR ODESSA
34, Preobrazhenskaya str.

SSUR PORTOFINO
12 Arcadia Beach


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