Join the KnowMadFam by supporting the creation of the group's 5th full-length album "TheKnewBook" coming Fall 2011
"...talkin sports jokes girls but I'm Dreamin'Success..."
Summer 2011... Tom Pepe and Tom Wilson ("Cheef") are hard at work recording their fifth album. With the return of Jester and some help from Pete the Genius and Nasty on production, KnowMads are poised to release a project that will blow minds - in headphonez & at show time. With knew concepts, complex rhyme schemes and varied flows over groundbreaking hip-hop backdrops, the knew KnowMads LP is destined to launch these 20-year-old MC's to national stages and stardom.
"KnowMadFam let the freedumb ring"
From their first projects and performances at age 16, Pepe, Cheef and Jester have worked towards their hip-hop dreams with a strong DIY style. Over the years, after 4 albums, a mixtape and a new EP out, along with hundreds of shows and thousands of hours put into mastering their craft, KnowMads have built a strong following. Based in Seattle, their success so far has led to some national recognition through word of mouth, YouTube, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and more. This growing and dedicated following is what sets the KnowMads apart. The KnowMadic family is beyond a record label, as the group continues to integrate their fans into the movement. The MC's encourage and inspire kids to look at the world critically and work towards positive change with what they've got while having fun and enjoying life to the fullest.
"What's wrong with the radio? Nothin's different & somethin's missin' "
KnowMads skipped the traditional record label approach to create an organic, grassroots movement and make their music without outside pressures. To keep this up, Jester, Pepe, and Cheef need support from the growing KnowMadFam through Kickstarter. Donations will be used for the creation and completion of the knew album and for a high-quality visual to be released for a song from the album. Money will also be used by KnowMads to secure features from some better-known artists in the hip-hop and music world for this album. This will expand their national reach as well as allow them to test their skills with other talented artists and continue to grow into the legendary MC's they're destined to be.
"... Support local, save the global, help our royalty checks. Spread the music spread the love ya'll, hope for the best. KnowMads, Seattle, representin the northwest..."
Calling out to all comic book crooks & KnowMadFam out there who wanna see another KnowMads album plus features and visuals - now is our chance. Donate what you can and spread the word. We're offering some crackin' prizes including limited pressed copies of the album, KnowMad snapbacks and more for donations of different levels. Join the KnowMadic family and help out with this project so KnowMads can continue to DoitFortheLove.
"It's All Love..."
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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The knowledge that you knew KnowMads would make it and helped out, eazy. Twitter shoutout from @KnowMadFam for all $1 backers!Estimated delivery: Oct 2011
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Unreleased KnowMads track download.Estimated delivery: Oct 2011
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Access to exclusive video featuring KnowMadFam freestyles & knew writtens.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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KnowMadic Tees - white or black depending on availability.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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KnowMadic SnapBack.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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Exclusive signed and pressed copies of "TheKnewBook". Only available through KickStarter donations!Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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Exclusive Show + Album Listening Party featuring KnowMads performing "TheKnewBook" as well as a meet and greet with the group, freestyles, gear and more.Estimated delivery: Nov 2011
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All-inclusive backstage pass to a KnowMadFam show of your choice. A chance to kick it with the KnowMads as they warm up and get prepared for the show, pregame, food, some free gear and more.Estimated delivery: Dec 2011