A conceptual album where a rapper leaves the music biz for a normal job. He spends his days rapping about his less than glamourous job.
We have been working on an album/video project, called Office Politics as Usual. It is a project that incorporates rap music and comedy. The idea of it is that that there is a character that had a budding rap career, but didn’t have much of a future in the music world. He decided to use the money he made to put himself through school and went to get a normal office job. However, he still sees the world through the eyes of a rapper. This causes him to make songs about the mundane aspects of his existence that are much larger scale than they should be. The links to a few of the videos/songs from the project are below:
Powerpoint (G. Gekko brags about his Powerpoint Skill)
Sadder Day (Coping with Having to work on Saturday)
Whip it (G Gekko's morning coffee trip):
We believe this project represents three distinct groups: a growing population who grew up in the hip hop culture (late 20's and early 30's) that went on to become professionals in the workforce, those who live the “office “ lifestyle, and those who just enjoy a laugh.
Our goals with the project:
As artists, we are always looking for a new story to tell. We really enjoy making music and making people laugh. It is an amazingly positive side effect that we get to create something that people can relate to on a personal level.
This is the first of a series of conceptual character albums. The G Gekko project is part of an effort to confirm the idea that an artist can make great music about any subject matter, as long it is the “truth” of the character speaking it. Luckily for us, the idea of a guy rapping about his office is naturally funny.
What we will do with the money:
Your contribution will go toward:
-Cost of production/mastering of the rest of the album.
-Cost of production of 9 music videos (each song will have a corresponding music video).
-Cost of producing video sketches to promote the album and flesh out the G. Gekko story.
Once complete the album will be sold on i-tunes and Amazon. It will also be made available for streaming via Spotify. We are about halfway done with the production of the album, so we are well on our way to completion
We want to thank all of those who contribute to the completion of this project. We would like to thank those who wish they could contribute, but aren’t able. Also, we wish to thank those who aren’t interested in contributing for hearing us out. We truly believe in this project and hope to share this with the world. Thanks again.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $9,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on July 27, 2012.
Jun 27, 2012 - Jul 27, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $10 or more
Digital Download of the "All Ties on me" Mixtape. (Office related parodies not found on the album)Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $25 or more
-Digital Download of "Office Politics as Usual" album a week before its official release. -Includes above rewards.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $50 or more
-A pack of G Gekko Post-it notes for your desk. -An official Powerpoint presentation with videos, pictures, extras, and details documenting the production of the album. -Includes all above rewardsEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $100 or more
-A sheet of 6 G Gekko Stickers. -A signed copy of the album cover art for your cubicle. -Includes all above rewardsEstimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $250 or more
-Your own pair of G. Gekko "48 Laws" Glasses -Personal special thanks in the credits section of the album. - Includes all above rewardsEstimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $500 or more
-Your very own "Power Choice" Red Tie for that monday marketing meeting. *** The artist will create a character based on your profession and make a parody song specifically for you*** -Includes all above rewardsEstimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
-The artist will create a character based on your profession and make a parody song AND VIDEO just for you. -Includes all above rewardsEstimated delivery: Dec 2012