This new album will ensure that I can continue to offer quality hip-hop for you and your mom for free and do shows for next to nothing.
WHO AM I?
My name is Gospel Igwe (aka "gospel lee"). I am a progressive Hip-Hop artist and have been rapping for 10 years focusing on the creation of quality, positive, uplifting, encouraging, inspirational thought-provoking art that captivates the listener while compelling them to pause and ask real, meaningful, questions through my unique perspective (see videos below).
YOUVE ALREADY REACHED YOUR GOAL? WHY ARE YOU STILL FUNDRAISING???
My Graphic Designer and recording/mixing engineer are professionals who drastically reduced/volunteered their abilities to keep the fundraising budget cost ($430) as low as possible. My Graphic Designer created the cover photos/tshirt/banners/CD release flyer/twitter avatars/facebook profile pics for the kickstarter campaign IN ADDITION to the artwork for the album and has done so FOR FREE! My audio engineer is recording/mixing/mastering this entire project for next to nothing. Im hoping to raise $200 in additional funds so that I can give them closer to what they would normally charge for their efforts.
WHY IS THIS CAMPAIGN NEEDED?
I believe the messages delievered in my songs are so important that money (or lack of it) should not be an issue when it comes to sharing making my music available, so because of this my music is available on a free/donation basis (digitally). I take this same approach to the live shows that I do. Because this is my approach, much of the money that I need to sustain and continue supporting myself as an artist comes from the selling of merchandise (cds/tshirts) at these shows. They are how I pay for instrumentals, recording time, mixing & mastering, and fuel/transportation costs to travel and do shows. The $430 dollars raised from this campaign will go to the pressing and manufacturing of physical CD copies of my new album which I will make available at live shows. This campaign is needed because the physical CDs produced from it will ensure that I can continue to offer free digital music and do shows for free/next to nothing.
WHAT I NEED/WHAT YOU GET
I have 5 reward levels ranging from $1-75 dollars. Details in the "pledge" section on the right.
The editing of the live cd will take place in September and will be available as soon as possible. The exclusive song is set to be recorded in August. The t-shirts will be printed in August and will be completed as quick as possible with the release date ranging from late August to early/mid September. These times are an approximation and depend on the availability/accessibility of the recording engineers/screenprinters I work with. The copies of the new album will be available in August.
OTHER WAYS TO HELP
While monatary support is desired there are other meaningful ways to help.
1. Spread the word. Take a moment to read up on the campaign/listen to some songs (http://www.gospellee.bandcamp.com) and if you feel this is something that is worth supporting do so by getting the word out on facebook/twitter/messenger pigeon/pony express/smoke signal/hollow cans with strings attached/AIM/MSN/note in class
2. like/follow on Facebook/Twitter
2. Pray. God gave me this vision and I fully believe He will move peoples hearts to support it into reality, so if that's your thing, then agree with us that He will do it.
I realize that without your support I am so incredibly limited in everything I do. Thanks so much for even taking the time to read this/get involved. I am very excited for what is to come.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $430 goal
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Jul 6, 2012 - Jul 31, 2012
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An exclusive .mp3 song for kickstarter supporters!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Advanced digital download of "Who I Am" available on 08.24 at midnight!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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advanced Physical Copy of "Who I Am" advanced Digital Album of "Who I Am" exclusive .mp3Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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copy of the "Who I Am" live concert recording +Rewards 1-3Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
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exclusive gospel lee kickstarter T-shirt +Rewards 1-3Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $75 or more
For this level I will come out and do a show for you! It could be in your kitchen, at your youth group or birthday/tupperware/amway/marykay/arbon/avon/scentsy/knife selling party. If you (or your youth group) and some friends want to chip in and do it as a team thats also cool too! I will also make a video of me freestyling about you/whatever you want me to freestyle about. I will also bring a dozen cupcakes. *must provide sound.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012