STAND FOR SOMETHING is a powerful LP that promotes unity within black and brown communities. Album features Stic.Man and Big Rube.
STAND FOR SOMETHING is a carefully crafted musical and lyrical exploration into the mind and soul of a Black poet and an Afro-Chicano doctor and professor. Our unique experiences as men and artists create an engaging dynamic on the album. What started out as conversations turned into lessons that turned into knowledge that turned into passion that soon manifested as music. This project is purely motivated, wholly organic, and totally bulletproof.
We've taken our time to ensure that the music is well worth your time and financial support. As a completely independent project, we've spent our own money to gather up the best production to compliment our ideas. We were diligent in rounding up the best featured artists who speak and understand the language of the communitites we're standing for and the overall vision of the project.
STAND FOR SOMETHING addresses the Pre-Columbus presence of Africans in Mexico and South America. It details the fact that the indigenous roots of ancient America and the Pre-Columbus explorations of Africans throughout the ancient Americas, are the true beauty of our history that essentially connects us. It also confronts the current issue of black and brown community relations through intelligent and progressive Rhythm.And.Poetry. One of our goals with the Third Root project is to shed light on these topics and spark a dialogue that will inspire action.
There are songs on this album that will make you smile, make you dance, make you think, make you curious, and hopefully make you grow. Either way, the music will definitely make you feel ... and that's what we believe has been missing from our communities and mainstream radio. We've put in countless days and nights of work and sacrificed to see this vision through. Now, for us to cross the last hurdle, we need YOU.
Third Root is not a singles- or radio-driven group. Our focus is to get the music to the communities that need to hear the message the most. We are committed to composing and performing the music at a level that will inspire other artists to do the same and to take it even further.
Your pledge will help us complete the final stages of mastering the music, printing up copies of the CD and vinyl, and producing merchandise that will finance our travels as we tour. Last but not least, your pledge will allow us to continue making Third Root music.
Our journey continues now, with your pledge and commitment to spread the word.
1. Brother Brother feat. Bocafloja
2. The Curator feat. GLO & Aisha Mars
3. Stand For Something feat Alvaro Del Norte (of Piñata Protest)
4. Front Line
5. Bendición/Down In SA (scratches by DJ Chicken George)
9. Pray For Me (Interlude)
10. A Prayer for Javier Sicilia
12. Pinot Noir
13. Life FUTURE Art feat. Da'Shade Moonbeam
14. Do You Know (Poem) feat. Amalia Ortiz & Jai Roots
15. More Than Something feat Trre (of Mojoe), Vocab, Roger Blevins (of Mingo Fishtrap), and Anthony 'The Poet' Flores
*The album features production by DJ Ninja, mic.DAGGER, Felony Muzik, Greg G, Groove Ology, Hits, Reggie Coby, Trre, Roger Blevins, and Mexican StepGrandfather.
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BASIC: "Stand For Something" High Quality Digital Download delivered on June 19, 2012. Plus registration for Third Root email updates and newsletters.Estimated delivery:
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PLUS: Basic Package + Limited Edition CD with 24-page full color booklet. The actual CD will be very unique, with an all-black bottom/play side and an all-brown top/label side. Booklet liner notes include credits, lyrics, and original photography by Francisco Cortes. You'll also receive a Thank You shoutout via Facebook and/or Twitter.Estimated delivery:
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SILVER: Plus Package + Autographed CD, Third Root tee shirt, and a six-piece poster set of the photographs and artwork by Francisco Cortes that we used during our unprecedented album rollout with the San Antonio Current newspaper. You'll also receive a Thank You shoutout on the upcoming "Third Root 1101" mixtape and FREE admission to our June 21st 'digital album' Release Party in San Antonio.Estimated delivery:
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GOLD: Silver Package + Limited Edition 7" Vinyl which includes the album versions of the title track and the single 'Bendición'. Plus a Thank You shoutout in the "Stand for Something" CD booklet. Plus FREE admission to our July 2012 'physical album' release concert and Q&A session in San Antonio.Estimated delivery:
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PLATINUM: Gold Package + Limited Edition black tee shirt with a black & white print of the 'Stand for Something' album cover. Plus a Thank You shoutout in the credits of our next music video. Plus FREE Admission to all Third Root LIVE Performances thru August 2013.Estimated delivery:
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Platinum Package + Third Root will collaborate with you on an original song. (Restrictions apply. Music and lyrical content must be agreeable) OR Dr. Marco Cervantes (MexStep) will conduct a workshop on Mexican American and African American History OR Charles Peters (Easy Lee) will host and feature at your open mic poetry event. (Terms to be negotiated)Estimated delivery:
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