N-Dubz star Fazer insists the band will reunite “when the time is right”.
The group ‘Playing with Fire’ – also including Tulisa and her cousin Dappy – went on indefinite hiatus in 2011, but the 35-year-old rapper insisted the door was always left open for their return.
Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper’s WIRED column, Fazer insisted: “We never said we would never get back together, we always said we would at some point – it was just about time.
“We never said it wasn’t planned, we always said it would come back at some point.
“Right now there’s a lot of skepticism, but we’ll bring it back at some point.”
Fazer – whose real name is Richard Rawson – suggested that N-Dubz wouldn’t need a label to make a comeback, as NFTs allow artists to be in full control of their careers.
He said: “NFTs are the way to go for artists when it comes to piracy and compensation, why would you ever sign with a record company?
“It’s the way forward for artists because it removes the whole issue of having a record company and it puts consumers in a position, theoretically speaking, to become the record company.
“They fund your careers, they fund your videos and everything and in return they hold stakes in the percentages.”
The “Say It’s Over” star was inspired by hip-hop star Tory Lanez to release two new solo songs as non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
He added, “Look at Tory Lanez recently, the song he released as NFT made him the fastest artist in history to go platinum.
“He sold a million copies in less than 60 seconds, even if he was Michael Jackson, Madonna, whoever you are it’s humanly impossible to do (on a normal label).
“It puts people in buildable positions to be able to do amazing things in a very short time.”
In 2011, the band planned to go on a two-year hiatus, but never reformed.
N-Dubz’s last studio album was 2010’s “Love.Live.Life”.