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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, August 8 2012 5:29 PM UTC +00:00

About

NAS said Hip Hop is Dead!!  I BEG TO DIFFER!!

He is ALMOST right! In my search for open mics to perform in New York City the bars and lounges actually say "PLEASE NO RAP OR HIP HOP!"  I understand why they would say that considering the redundancy that is found in present day mainstream hip hop, but the fact is, Hip Hop, unlike any other form of music, is based on speeches. Hip Hop is not sung but spoken and shouted! Also notice the amount of words per song.. hip hop has A LOT to say!! I believe this form of art has the highest potential to empower the global culture with positive vibes and achieve the critical mass we need to begin to physically create the sustainable world we dream of (search RBE)! So although they want Hip Hop to stay dead, It has already awoken, and is fighting to get out of the casket but it needs help from you!

Akabe the Zombie Undead Hip Hop musician!
Akabe the Zombie Undead Hip Hop musician!

What are the main topics of mainstream music that are played on the "public" radio waves now? 1st thing that comes to mind is the emphasis on the different social classes (rich, poor), and how much that matters, emphasizing the differences and don't suggest cooperation. but to support the big corporations. and OLD establishments!

Why you should back my projects? My Undead Hip Hop will decrease the value of ALL money, restore the value (to priceless) of every person and regain Hip Hop its position as a cultural bridge builder. This is our opportunity to get this revolution out from the underground! 

50CENT SAID that the first 10 seconds of a song is the most important because in that time the listener makes the decision whether to continue to listen or to press the FFWD button. To compete with 50 and the rest of the mainstream, I must have premium quality mixing, mastering, recording time, beat production, photography, CD and vinyl duplication, unique fashion, perfect looking interactive website, AND MORE!!

RECORD LABELS USE MILLIONS TO MAKE A SONG!!!      HERE'S WHAT I HAVE DONE SO FAR WITH POCKET CHANGE

Hip Hop iZ Undead (1st Draft)

1st draft CD cover for Hip Hop Is undead! (Designed and Illusitrated by Raven theZombie!)
1st draft CD cover for Hip Hop Is undead! (Designed and Illusitrated by Raven theZombie!)

A Mix CD compilation of much of MY FIRST REAL HIP HOP!! (I have been rhyming since middle school but only recently have I been writing songs from the heart!) It is about 80 minutes of music 30 tracks of undead greatness! I have rhymed over some Outkast beats, some southern gangsta hip hop, some epic Youtube beats, and some beats from local producers! The only thing is that these songs were mixed by me and I am no Dr. Dre.. Yet =)

Here are some of my videos! 

Here are some of my performances!

So I've noticed that I may need to hire professionals.

Hip Hop iZ Undead (Final Draft)

Hip Hop iZ Undead (final draft CD cover)
Hip Hop iZ Undead (final draft CD cover)

will be the legal version! lolol all original beats so i don't have to worry about the rap police bothering me! But much more importantly many of the tracks will be remastered for better audio quality much more emphasis on being as exact as possible (no more settling out of frustration, no more recording and mixing at home... i will leave it to the pros.. for now =). Some songs will be extended and/or erased from the final draft to make it as solid as possible.

Debut Album

Doesn't yet have a title, but I know that it will be an EPIC official 1st album with custom beats, album drop date, cool album cover, etc etc! This album will be the 1st of an annual habit. I ALREADY HAVE 5 SONGS FOR IT =) I will go more indepth with the thought processes I have started with the "Hip Hop iZ Undead" Mix CD and as an artist I feel that I haven grown to realize that there may always be room for technical improvement of when where and how I put it all together, and this will be my 1st attempt to put together a FULL COMPLETE ALBUM WITH INTRO AND CONCLUSION, I will attempt the amazing storytelling rap that I have avoided long enough. This will be a more energetic explosive strong solid zombie album that you haven't heard!

Great so what exactly will you use the $ for?

1ST APPEARANCES ARE EVERYTHING!!! Premium quality mixing & mastering FROM A PROFESSIONAL WITH YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, recording time, beat production, photography, CD/DVD duplicator CDs/DVDs to duplicate, vinyl duplication, Ad campaign, promotional T-shirts (not for sale) flyers, stickers, premium accounts on Soundcloud and Reverbnation. thats all for the above, read below and see what I can do if I so happen to exceed my goal!

+Premium website 

www.akabethezombie.com needs some serious construction. I am a web designer noob.. Great awesome personalized websites cost a lot, so if I happen to exceed my goal by +1,000 I will be able to make this happen (8,000) Just visit the big artist's websites and compare! 

+Zombie Comic Series

Have you ever wondered if there were any super hero's for the sustainability advocates? Well, here he is, in his unfinished form! There already is a captivating storyline and some characters which will be released very soon! =)   If we accumulate another +1,000 (9,000) I will be able to start the bi-weekly series for the comic book before the summer ends!!!

His Name is BOB, and he eats sheeple!
His Name is BOB, and he eats sheeple!

Will add more pics soon!

+Tour

 Dates and locations will be added in due time! It May Be International!!!

with +1,000 (10,000) i can at least hit the east coast. That will cover posters and flyers production for the events, traveling (Chinese bus) and hotel expenses.

+Clothing line

Zombie Pac Man!
Zombie Pac Man!

Zombie attire, Image is very important and I imagine myself having a unique EYE CAPTURING LOOK thanks to a talented experimental young artist from one of our great local fashion schools that id like to pay handsomely for. I'd like personalized t-shirts, polo, long sleeve, hats, ties, slacks, shorts, jeans, maybe even shoes!! to hire an artist to achieve such a feat id like to dedicate +2,000(12,000).

+Zombie lifestyle Documentary

A documentary about the next 1-2 years of my life, my view on global and local events. tour backstage view for another 2,000(14,000) I can hire someone that will follow me around and get the video clips and put them together. 

Remember, if I DO NOT reach my 1st GOAL in 35 days all of your pledges will be cancelled and I will get absolutely NOTHING! So at the very least id like to get the final draft of Hip Hop iZ Undead, and also begin my 1st official album!

So make sure YOU pledge, get your FAMILY to pledge, your FRIENDS to pledge, your FRIENDS FRIENDS to pledge, EVEN your ENEMIES(as a PEACE GESTURE =) to pledge, your RIVALS, your MAIL-MAN(or LADY), your local MECHANIC, your OLD SCHOOL TEACHER, your NEW SCHOOL TEACHER, your local DELI ATTENDANT, your NEIGHBOR (on your right), your OTHER NEIGHBOR (on your left), your NEIGHBOR directly ACROSS THE STREET (or hall-way), your CLASS-MATES, your BULLY, your favorite LUNCH LADY, your SECURITY GUARD, your ENGLISH TEACHER, EVEN YOUR PRINCIPAL!!! Your BOYFRIEND(s), your GIRLFRIEND(s)! your EMPLOYEES, your CO-WORKERS, your EMPLOYER (YES EVEN YOUR BOSS), your FEDEX deliverer, your UPS deliverer, your BARTENDER, your CAB DRIVER, the D.J. , that girl u met last night and didn't call back (send it in a text)! Please just pledge and spread the word to anyone and more importantly, everyone! let's SAVE HIP HOP!!

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    RANDOM PICS & Digital Downloads of Hip Hop iZ Undead, and some bonus tracks.
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    {BACKER-EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION} CD of Hip Hop is Undead 1st draft all numbered and mailed to your door!!
    I suggest that you keep it sealed forever =) there will only be 2300 of these in the entire universe!!!!
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    -Booklet with lyrics and Bio for CD Mailed to your door!!
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    -Hip Hop iZ Undead CD FINAL DRAFT MAILED TO YOUR DOOR WITH A BOOKLET of LYRICS and Bio!
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    {BACKER-EXCLUSIVE LIMITED EDITION CD OF NEW ALBUM SIGNED} with final draft of Hip Hop iZ Undead
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    ALL 3 BACKER EXCLUSIVE CD's!! (1.Hip Hop iZ Undead 1st draft 2.Final draft 3.New Album)
    -PLUS much of my ARCHIVED MUSIC available for digital downloads.
    the Album will be available to you TWO WEEKS BEFORE it drops!
    "ZOMBIE ON BOARD" bumper sticker
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    -3 BACKER EXCLUSIVE CD'S! i!iSIGNED!i!(1.Hip Hop iZ Undead 1st draft 2.Final draft 3.New Album)
    Booklet with lyrics and more!
    -Plus a zombie T shirt
    -Plus Frame-able POSTERS of CHARACTERS from my up and coming COMIC BOOK SERIES
    -Also a phone call from me to you personally thanking you!!
    RANDOM PICS, DIGITAL DOWNLOADS OF BONUS TRACKS

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    PERSONAL(I will read your info)THANK YOU on FB Twitter, Tumblr, Youtube
    -Chill wit me Via Skype for 30 minutes and teach you basics on how to write rhymes, maybe we have some insightful wisdom to bestow upon each other!
    -I will shout you out by name in the last track of Hip Hop iZ Undead Final Draft CD because you deserve attention too!
    -Album Artwork That Can Be Framed!!

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    -THE FIRST TEN PEOPLE WILL BE THANKED EXCLUSIVELY in the Hip Hop iZ Undead FINAL DRAFT Booklet AND BE THE 1st NAMES THAT WILL BE SHOUTED OUT. (so make your Kickstarter account now if you haven't already done so =)
    -have the option to have me perform at a party open mic spot anywhere in the NYC area.
    !i!i!SIGNED!i!i! Zombie Shirt!
    -Skype chat with me for 30 minutes.
    -have the 1st edition of my up and coming comic series
    +all the above

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    -BE PART OF THE ZOMBIE CREW!
    -Personal Thank You Card with 4 bar (1/4 verse) poem/rap about you or your topic of choice!
    -Have a LEADING ROLE or CAMEO in an up and coming Music Video food (traveling will be at your own expense)
    -tickets to my album release party
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    ZOMBIE HUG IN RL! YOU WILL GET 10 PHOTOS WITH ME WHERE EVER YOU DECIDE, (ur fav chill spot, your home, your school, your fav diner, anywhere!..IN NYC =)
    THEN WILL BE PRINTED ON POSTERS FOR YOU i!i!SIGNEDi!i!
    SWIM WITH THE ZOMBIE (I LOVE TO SWIM I HOPE YOU DO TOO!)
    (BRING UR SKATEBOARD IF U HAVE 1, AND/OR WE CAN PLAY BASKETBALL!)
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    -The FIRST 10 BACKERS over 1000 will be on a SPECIAL THANKS list INSIDE of the BOOKLET for the NEW ALBUM
    -Skype with me as I do a song and/or Hang in the studio with me for 2 days as i work on a song
    (You handle travel expenses)
    V.I.P. tickets to my album release party
    FREE ACCESS TO ALL FUTURE SHOWS + ALL OF THE ARCHIVED MUSIC I HAVE!!!! FOR KICK STARTER'S ONLY!!!!!
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    I'M ALL IN YOUR COMFORT ZONE!!
    - I will greyhound to you wherever you are in the U.S. and perform Live!!!.. yet undead..cause im a Zombie and all.. =D
    -I will also hang out with you at your favorite chill spot!
    -my only request is that you DO NOT kidnap me
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    HOOLLLYY COWW!
    DO YOU REALLLLLY GET WHAT I AM DOING HERE WITH HIP HOP?! DO YOU WANT ME TO HAVE THE SAME OPPORTUNITIES AS THE BIG ARTISTS?!?!?!?!
    You Are the BACKER that wants me to write lyrics for a living!!!! AS AAA CCAARREEEERR!!!!!
    AND IM OK WITH THAT =D Thank you!
    -mos definitely earned shout out in a song!
    -YOUR NAME WILL BE ON BACK OF ALL NEW ALBUM CD's under the TITLE,SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE FINANCIER THAT IN (A BIG) PART MADE THIS POSSIBLE.
    -all lyrics I write will be emailed to you on the date of creation for one year!!
    -i will write a song for you!
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