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Last updated February 27, 2019

Rap Quotables - rap lyrics in plain English! | Make 100

Have a drink on coasters with rap 'quotables' printed on them.

Rap Quotables - rap lyrics in plain English! | Make 100

Have a drink on coasters with rap 'quotables' printed on them.

CA$ 382
pledged of CA$ 1,000pledged of CA$ 1,000 goal
16
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, February 27 2019 2:11 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated February 27, 2019

About

Early in 2018, I was sitting in a meeting and saw a presentation slide with a quote from Shakespeare. I thought to myself: 'that's a great quote, but wouldn't it be great to have quotes from rappers too?'

As a big rap/HipHop fan, I know how much rap is comprised of slang. To unpack any rapper's lines, one has to understand where the rapper is from and re-interpret the message for yourself. Every rap fan understands a rapper's lyrics in a very different way, as the comments on lyrics on Genius will tell you.

This led me to start a blog called Rap Quotables, where I rewrite rap lyrics in everyday English and use the rapper's legal/birth names to give the words an everyday feel. I call these rewritten words quotables, to show that they are different from direct quotes from the song - but I make sure to caption the quotables with the original quotes to encourage dialogue from people who might have a different interpretation of the lyrics.

One of the first quotables.
One of the first quotables.

In one year, the blog (and Instagram) has gotten over 1000 followers combined. To celebrate it's first birthday, I am making coasters with the quotables printed on them and would love to share them with you!

Cassidy's bars.
Cassidy's bars.

The coasters are of high-quality and come in the 4'' x 4'' size. 

The Rap Quotables coasters.
The Rap Quotables coasters.

They are easy to clean and will come shipped in cute envelopes!

Rewards

There are three reward levels:

Rapper - for this level, backers will choose a quotable from the blog and receive a coaster with the quotable printed on them!

Producer - for this level, backers will make their own quotable (using their favourite rap lyrics) and receive a coaster with their quotable printed on them!

Executive Producer - for this level, backers will choose 5 of their best quotables from the blog and receive 5 coasters with the quotables printed on them!

About Me

I'm a designer and engineer who loves to make physical things. I currently work as a design analyst for the Government of Canada and I love a well-made White Russian. 

More about me. Special thanks to Ashley Okwuosa, Rynk Burke and the Instagram crew.

Cheers
Cheers

- Chuma.

Risks and challenges

I have printed some of these coasters and use them in my kitchen.

One risk I have identified is in shipping, as I will ship the coasters by snail mail - they will not have tracking information.

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    Pledge CA$ 10 or more About US$ 8

    Producer

    Make a quotable from a song by your favorite rapper and you will get a coaster with your quotable on it!

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    • Rap Quotables Coaster
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    Rapper

    Pick an already-made quotable from the rapquotables.com blog and you will get a coaster with it printed!

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    • Rap Quotables Coaster
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    Pledge CA$ 35 or more About US$ 27

    Executive Producer

    Get 5 coasters with different quotables printed on them! You choose the rapper(s) and I pick the quotables.

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Funding period

- (30 days)