Peace, Peace! Thanks for visiting my Kickstarter page, and welcome to The Boombox Family! :)
For those of you who aren't familiar with me, I go by the name of Nitty Scott, MC, and I'm an NYC-based artist creating my own lane in rap music. I am currently launching an independent movement known as The Boombox Family, which focuses on organic, message-driven hip-hop culture.
The Boombox Family distributes grassroots music at its finest, powered by the FANS and the community itself. I pride myself on making big strides on popular platforms in the music industry with NO financial backing, NO gimmicks, NO co-signs or affiliations and most importantly, NO payola. In an era where television networks are ratings-driven, radio spins are bought and sold, and even print publications are heavily influenced by payola, unsigned artists like myself have had to become more creative and self-reliant in building our own careers without "the machine". By doing this, my movement can break barriers by demonstrating that you don't have to wait to be validated by that system. It is my dream that The Boombox Family movement will not just make a musical impact, but will also teach and inspire artists and fans to become more resourceful and entrepreneurial for themselves.
To be a Nitty Scott, MC fan is to send a statement as a listener. You are a free-thinking, refuse-to-be-spoon-fed, educated consumer exercising the power of CHOICE in a time people are fighting to influence you and your purchases every day. In order to empower us all and continue to spread this message, I need YOUR help!
I recently released my debut EP, The Boombox Diaries Vol. 1, that featured a little gem called “Flower Child”. The song was very well-received and resonated with the hip-hop community in no time. Vibe Magazine said of the record, “If you can imagine a rapper kicking down the door of Heaven and freestyling over an angel's harp, this is what it would sound like”.
My goal here on Kickstarter is to raise $5,000 to fund the “Flower Child” official music video and all of the creative visions we have for it. I’ve received many requests from fans worldwide to give this record a visual treatment, and I finally thought to myself, why not bring the song to life OURSELVES instead of waiting for the resources to be available?! We can make a statement. WE CAN DO IT!
All funds raised during the campaign will go directly towards multiple days of shooting, film equipment, props, wardrobe, videographer and editing expenses. Anyone who participates in the Kickstarter fund will be rewarded for their contributions with dope incentives including:
- Autographed hard copies of The Cassette Chronicles and DOOBIES x POPSICLE STICKS mixtapes
- Autographed official Nitty Scott, MC t-shirts
- Autographed Nitty Scott, MC glossy photos
- Personal phone calls
- Personal live Ustream/Skype chats
If the goal amount of money is raised, my team, LPZ Media and myself will begin production of the music video and provide fans with behind-the-scenes footage and updates as we complete the project.
ANY donations given will be of great use, even if it's something small. If you can't support the cause monetarily, spreading the word is always appreciated, and the next best thing! Share this Kickstarter fund on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, e-mail or anywhere else you see fit and encourage them to do the same!
NYC's LPZ Media will be producing, filming and editing the "Flower Child" music video. Their artistic philosophy is based on stunning visual exploration and innovative production methods from the idea’s conception all the way to execution. Visit LPZMedia.com for examples of their stellar work, contact information and more.
To get more familiar with my music, view photos, or watch videos and interviews, check out NITTYSCOTTMC.com. Thank you for all of your time and support. Power to the PEOPLE, viva la BOOMBOX!
Risks and challenges
If the entire budget for the "Flower Child" music video is met, we should be able to successfully execute all aspects of the shoot, including proper film equipment, props, wardrobe and final editing. The most challenging portion of the process is likely to be scouting and locking down locations for each scene in the video treatment. This task comes with getting permissions and scheduling times/dates to utilize these spaces. We plan on securing the locations needed once we are definitely going into production! Once the final cut of the music video is finished, my next obstacle as an artist, an unsigned one at that, is to release and properly promote the music video on as many media outlets as possible. To do this, we rely on our personal contacts and resources, as well the organic viral spread of the video by fans and blogs.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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