Help ToTs (your friendly neighborhood potato rhymer) & Mix Master Mash record and release the 3rd ToTs album "Au No You Didn't" featuring 15 tracks!
YOU ONLY RAP ABOUT WHAT?… Let's get down to it…My name is ToTs and I rap about potatoes. I'll be going into the studio in January to record over 12 tracks for my new album "Au No You Didn't". This will be my third independently released album and the culmination of over 2 years of exploring my creativity through a sub-genre of hip-hop I've pioneered (potato-rhyming.) My producer Mix Master Mash (aka Emmett Van Slyke of Black Lagoon Studios) who plays live with me, will be playing all the instruments and conducting the choir as well as the special guest vocalists & musicians on the album.
SIDENOTE: No one ever thought that after I wrote & performed "Peel Potaydahs*" for the first time that an entire concept album let alone a trilogy of tuber-tune albums would be created.
WHY I LOVE IT... The revelation that hits an "unsuspecting fans" face when they realize I'm rapping only about potatoes is priceless! I get to work with talented musicians and collaborate with everyone I meet, because I NEVER write any lyrics down! I build songs by learning facts about the potato that friends, family & randoms share with me. Mix in pop-culture references and sexual innuendoes and you've got a tuber-tune! I pay homage to the oldskool style I grew up on while poking fun at what rap has become. and YES I ONLY RAP ABOUT POTATOES!!
WHAT WILL I DO WITH YOUR GENEROUS PLEDGES?... 12 songs will be recorded in studio (Black Lagoon Studios) , the Kickstarter ToTs supporter in additional to getting exclusive access to multiple music videos (C.R.I.S.P.Y., Deep-Fried featuring J-Gliss & Tater-Haters) and swag will receive personalized digital downloads. ALL of these songs are new, but I will also be re-recording a handful of the classic ToTs tracks like: Twice Baked** (reMix) + Peel Potaydahs* (NPR reMix) and some others, which will be added as BONUS TRACKS as well. In exchange for your incredibly generous pledges, not only will you help me record these tuber tunes...
• Au No You Didn't***
• Tater-Haters ***(featuring Cleveland Community Choir)
• Deep Fried ***(featuring J-Gliss)
• Boil 'em***
• Dr. Tuber ***(featuring Liz Strodel)
• Stop Potato Violence***
• Tuber Transplant ***(featuring A-Gold)
• Full of Starch ***(featuring Josh Coy & Michael Watson)
• Burlap ***(featuring Nick Irvine)
• There's a tater in my bed ***
• If the track don't FRY ***(featuring J-Brown)
...but, you'll have exclusive access to updates & vids during the entire process as well as other crispy prizes & giveaways. And depending on how generous you are, the rewards will range from digital downloads to posters, stickers & swag to private concerts & custom songs to VIP passes to the CD Release party! check out the different pledge levels in the right column
HELP A TATER OUT! THANKS AHEAD OF TIME FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!
ToTs & Mix Master Mash
* The Famine is Ovah
* The Coup De ToTs
*** Au No You Didn't
The official ToTs website
ToTs Bandcamp site for buying tracks
ToTs on facebook
Tots YouTube site
ToTs Vimeo page!
The Official ToTs Blog
Pics of ToTs on Flickr
ToTs on twitter
ToTs favorite links
Mix Master Mash's officialsite
David Grewe's Vimeo page - creator of the profile video
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Pledge $1 or more
What can you get for a $1 these days? A candy bar, maybe. What will a dollar towards this project get you? Exclusive first access to a download code of a track off THE COUP DE TOTS album! and private behind-the-scenes updates during my recording session @ Black Lagoon Studios.
Pledge $5 or more
I strive for five everyday! Five different potato side dishes in my stomach that is. ToTs will give you the download code mentioned above + access to behind-the scenes footage of the recording process + a custom hand drawn "tuber-stration*" print created by ToTs * a hand-drawn pen & ink potato rhyme illustration.
Pledge $10 or more
10 of anything is better. For a $10 pledge ToTs will give you the download code mentioned above + access to behind-the scenes footage of the recording process + a custom hand drawn "tuber-stration" print created by ToTs & 1 ticket to the Au No You Didn't CD release party! (DATE TBA)
Pledge $25 or more
For $25 you'll get everything mentioned above + I'll add your name into a track! Because once you're name dropped in a rap song you're legit! + 1 ticket to the CD Release party (DATE TBA)
Pledge $50 or more
For $50 Mix Master Mash & I will allow you 1 VIP access to the Au No You Didn't CD Release Party + 1 FREE Drink pass + everything mentioned above + A chance to be in the music video!
Pledge $100 or more
Now we're in the upper tier! For $100 ToTs will give you everything mentioned for $50 + a shout out during the CD Release Live! and a copy of the album + DVD of the live CD Release!(signed by ToTs & Mash)
Pledge $250 or more
For $250 ToTs will give you everything mentioned for $100 + a shout out during the CD Release Live! + A guaranteed spot in the music video + Private VIP table at the CD Release with Cocktail service! (CD release party date TBA)
Pledge $500 or more
Forget the small stuff you're obviously a high-roller! ToTs & Mix Master will come to you and perform the entire album Live for you and your friends! We'll record it live and deliver a copy of ToTs live @ [insert your venue name here!] signed + a bag of the Original & Famous Hinerwadel’s Salt Potatoes + everyhting mentioned in every tier above!!! + personal thanks on album liner notes!
Pledge $1,000 or more
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If you pledge $1,000.00 you will get a personal decked out private VIP lounge area at the CD Release including personal cocktail server & all the potato snacks you can handle. A custom DVD authored with personalized intro by ToTs & Mash. A limited edition signed & framed original press of the album with limited edition cover designed by artist REZIST + high quality audio downloads of all 3 ToTs Albums + exclusive access to videos, new songs in the works & the ability to call on ToTs at any time to perform for you personally (call me on my cell and prove to your friends or other nay-sayers that I'm a potato rapper!) or at a function of your choice!