KB the Boo Bonic, the thriving female rapper of the South, is making her first music video and she needs your help!
About KB the Boo Bonic
A native of Houston, Texas, KB the Boo Bonic has been rapping since she was 16 years old. She recently finished her independently released album, Scars are Sexy, which was mixed by Texas' finest, DJ Rapid Ric.
KB has performed at SXSW and opened up for numerous artists including: Cappadonna of the Wu Tang Clan, Trae and Rob G., Pugs Atomz, The Chicharones, Reef the Lost Cauze, GLC, Papa Reu, Rasheed of Dope House, League of Extraordinary GZ, Solillaquists of Sound and Riders Against the Storm - Just to name a few.
In an Austin Chronicle article about female emcees, KB was featured:
"Bowers' style steps somewhere between dirty South and [Jean] Grae's oddly punctuated missives. She also sees being a female rapper in this scene as an advantage, in that she immediately stands out from the sea of guys, adding, "and then if you're good and smart and confident and stay true to yourself, it doesn't matter if you're a woman. You are an entertainer. ... Content is important, but it's also about delivery, how smooth it is, how you say it, where you add emphasis."
The Music Video
Director and Producer Chelsea Hernandez got in touch with KB after reading the Chronicle article. Her student film, feMC, about KB's life as a female rapper screened in film festivals across the country including SXSW in Austin, Urban Mediamakers in Atlanta and deadCENTER in Oklahoma City.
KB reached out to Chelsea about her idea for a music video involving a beauty pageant and food fight. Chelsea couldn't resist. Together they are making their first music video, in which they want it to be nothing less than epic.
The video starts off with KB skating around East Austin. She sees a girl beauty pageant flyer and is disgusted. She skates to the pageant and finds the girls getting "dolled" up by their show-moms. KB bombards the dressing room and leads the girls to the pageant stage where she encourages them to rebel against the show. The girls and KB start tearing stuff down and throwing cupcakes all over the room. At first shocked by what's happening, the audience joins in, making it a cupcake throwing party!
What Your Donation Will Provide
In order to pull off this spectacular scene, we need your donation to make it legit! Here's what your donation will provide:
- Cost of the location where the pageant will be filmed.
- Costumes (pageant dresses and judge tuxedos), accessories, makeup and lots of hairspray! We have the wonderful Renee Newman of Lucy in Disguise With Diamonds helping us out. He also helped with the video opening outfit.
- Cupcakes - Lots of them!
- Clean-up fees
- Equipment Rental (we hope to rent a small crane, a fish-eye lens and lights)
- If we have any funds left over, we would like to generously pay the wonderful crew, especially the Producer and Director of Photography. So, help us go beyond the funding goal!
Why Is This Important and What is Our Goal?
With few lady rappers in the hip-hop biz, this is KB's time to shine with a music video that she can spread fearlessly through the Internet waves. It's become much easier to pass around music and a music video will significantly help KB do just that, by gaining audiences from around the world!
Our goal is to shoot this music video as soon as the Kickstarter campaign is over. We will edit the video in the month of September to meet the SXSW film submission deadline of November 1st, 2013. But it doesn't stop at SX. We will submit to multiple film festivals, striving for "2 Playa" screenings across the country. There's a positive message in this video: Stay Strong, Girl. And we want to share it with everyone!
Spread the Word!
Thank you for stopping by to check out this page and even more thanks for your donation! Share this campaign with your friends and family, music enthusiasts, artists, musicians, and with Facebook! We can only get more momentum if you help.
Go LIKE the KB the Boo Bonic Facebook page and post this campaign to your wall!
Tweet it up @KBtheBooBonic
Listen to some KB tunes on Myspace
Opening Video Credits:
Cinematography - Erik Mauck
Costume - Rene Newman, KB the Boo Bonic
Makeup - Kat Laurent
Hair - Vanessa Filkins
Thank You - Carlos Hernandez
Photo Credit - Rob McCowan (RBWRX)
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Jul 31, 2012 - Aug 30, 2012 (30 days)
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Thank you so much for donating to make this music video happen! You deserve a huge shout-out from KB the Boo Bonic on her Facebook page along with a pretty dope KB bumper sticker!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Thanks for steppin' up your game! Not only will you get a Facebook shout-out and bumper sticker, you'll also get to jam out to some KB tunes from her latest CD, "Scars are Sexy." It ain't any CD, KB will autograph a special copy just for you!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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You are awesome! We would like to give you everything from above along with a DVD of the finished music video with your name in the Thank You credits, AND a Behind-The-Scenes video of the making of "2 Playa."Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Thanks for showing your love! Along with a huge shout-out, bumper sticker, autographed CD, and DVD, you can stroll the streets with some well-deserved swag: a KB the Boo Bonic T-Shirt!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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We are so grateful for your kindness and want to not only give you all the rewards from above, but you will receive a special invitation to the music video wrap party! Get ready to party! Your name will also appear in the Special Thanks credits of the music video.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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We can't thank you enough! You deserve all the rewards from above, and 2 free drink tickets to the invitation-only wrap party!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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You are making this happen! You get all the rewards above, AND a commemorative tiara from the music video. You are royalty, so show it off with a tiara!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012