This project's funding goal was not reached on January 6, 2014.
About this project
Photo: Big Daddy Kane 2006
The original organizers of America’s largest hip-hop festival need your help to bring back an event that showcased real artists performing music, breakers, and art for thirteen consecutive years.
In order to be an authentic voice for the hip hop culture, festival organizers have repeatedly declined corporate sponsorships—we didn’t want to sell out the artists and fans we were putting on the show to celebrate. Five years ago we had to make the difficult decision that the event could no longer sustain itself via ticket sales alone.
Along came Kickstarter: the perfect forum for us to connect with the grassroots supporters who never wanted us to sell out their favorite artists to the highest bidder, but also didn’t want to pay sky-high ticket prices. We need the support of the people who lived it or wished they’d been around to experience the magic firsthand—the people who helped us put on thirteen consecutive festivals filled to capacity with breakers, MC’s, DJ’s, beat-boxers, and graffiti artists from around the world—YOU are the people we are asking to help.
Date: September 5th and 6th, 2014
Place: Cincinnati, Ohio
Venue: 2 Stages (Rain or Shine)
Over 50 Live Performances of the most current acts.(See below of past performers and potentials for 2014)
ALL THE BATTLES!
MC Battle, DJ Battle, B-Boy Battle, Beatbox Battle, Graffiti ExpoVendor Alley: Over 50 Vendors of Record Labels, Apparel and much more
As the event grew so did the caliber of legendary performers we were able to bring. Icons like Big Daddy Kane, KRS-One, and Prince Paul to name just a few. In 2005 we offered $10,000 for the MC Battle. But spending over $100,000 on the event was just too big of a personal financial risk for each of us as organizers to take on.
With the money raised on Kickstarter, we will be able to ensure the financial security of the festival organizers as well as continue to bring the high quality of performers for which Scribble Jam is known. All of the money raised here will go directly into making 2014 our biggest and best Scribble Jam ever!
Scribble Jam was co-founded in 1996 by "Fat" Nick Accurso and Jason Brunson, co-founders of a graffiti magazine called "Scribble", and DJ Mr Dibbs, in the parking lot of a local nightclub. The following year's event included MC, DJ, and breakdance battles for the first time and Scribble Jam began its reputation as “America’s Largest Hip-Hop Festival”, prioritizing the underground and serving as a positive outlet for non-commercial hip-hop.
The two-day event is known for its inclusion of all elements of Hip-Hop: MCing, B-boying, DJing, graffiti, and beat-boxing. Organizers have always lured star-class performers to the event by offering big prize awards to battle winners. You never knew who you were going to see at a show, and you might not even know who they were until a few months later. (Remember when Eminem lost to MC Juice & Rhymefest in the 1997 MC battles??)
In 2000, with the addition of new partners Kevin Beacham, Tony Heitz and DJ Pase Rock, the festival grew in popularity, as tens of thousands of hip hop fans flocked to its grounds in early August. At its height of popularity, Scribble Jam drew approximately 20,000 hip-hop fans to the Greater Cincinnati area.
Check Out some videos from the Past Scribble Jam Main Events
MC BATTLE: Eminem Vs Juice (1996 - Yes that is on VHS)
Check out More Scribble Jam Videos
ATMOSPHERE, KRS-ONE, CHANNEL LIVE, ABSTRACT RUDE, BIG DADDY KANE, MASTA ACE, PRINCE PAUL, I SELF DIVINE, SPANKROCK, GRAYSKUL, RA THE RUGGED MAN, CASUAL, MURS, BRAND NUBIAN
BROTHER ALI, MR. DIBBS, JUGGAKNOTS, GLUE and many more
As we stated if we are able to raise the money here is a list of Performers we will be approaching for Scribble Jam 2014: Just some of the pool of great performers we have to choose from:
Snoop DoggAtmosphereWiz Kalifa
Machine Gun Kelley
School Boy Q
Chance the Rapper
And many more - Pledge now and be a part of the discussion of who will perform at Scribble Jam 2014!
Risks and challenges
The last Scribble Jam was in the Fall of 2008 and the Event was a success as always, but the money did not cover all of the expenses. The battles and performances were ones to remember. We stand by our convictions that putting on the Event in Cincinnati, Ohio is the easy part. It is the money that makes the performances and battle Prize money possible. We never wanted to do an event that did not have the potential to be bigger and better than the previous year.
The truth is we have the same team of people that will be running the Event with some new help. The event is what we love, therefore it is the easy part. It simply comes down to having enough money to at least cover the expenses which we imagine will be at 100,000 to make it bigger and better than ever.
Rain or shine the event takes place!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
We are so sorry to say that Scribble Jam will not take place if we do not reach our Kickstarter goal. This is meant to be a safety net for the organizers to put on the greatest Scribble Jam ever. Without the initial funds then it will not be pursued ever again.
Please help spread the word to help reach the goal.
Thank You for your support so far. Let's do this.
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