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A documentary about the journalists that shaped hip-hop, revealing stories penned by your favorite emcees’ favorite writers.
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    MAD LOVE

    Even if you don't have much to pledge, we want to share this adventure with as many of you as possible, so we're making it easy.

    Make even a small pledge, and you'll get EXCLUSIVE BACKER UPDATES throughout the completion of the production process. Imagine we get that call from that distributor on Day 30? You’ll be the first to know! As motion graphics get completed, you’ll get an update. It'll be like you're right there with us.

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    WHO YOU WIT’

    While the exclusive backer updates will be dope, let's be honest: you're going to want to be along for the whole ride.

    At this level, you'll get EXCLUSIVE BACKER UPDATES and a DIGITAL ARCHIVE PASS, granting you private, backers-only access to the making of the documentary. You’ll be able to explore the history we document in the process—tweets, emails, behind the scenes video, brainstorming/production sessions, and more! We have no idea where this journey will take us, but we’ll be documenting the good, the bad and the ugly in creating this documentary. You’ll have access to dig in our proverbial crates.

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    AND IT DON’T STOP

    Okay, now it's getting serious. We’re talking about hip-hop: this culture-turned-industry that people all over the world spend billions on annually. You're helping us bring to light the stories that have shaped the culture and industry at large. So we want you to be one of the first people to see it.

    At this level, you'll get the DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE DOCUMENTARY and all of the previous rewards.

    *The timing of completion for moving images can be kind of complicated. We will keep you up to date via backer updates regarding the process so that you can anticipate when to expect the digital download.

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    SKY'S THE LIMIT

    Most of us hip-hop heads have found ways to remix our love of the culture with our passion for all kinds of other things—from food and lyrics, to pets and emcee monikers, curricula and mogul "how-to's." One of Syreeta's is a mix of hip-hop and LEGO bricks.

    At this level, you will get LEGO BUILD INSTRUCTIONS for your very own Source Magazine logo. Can’t get it anywhere else—guaranteed!

    PLUS all of the rewards from AND IT DON’T STOP.

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    PARTY AND BULLSHIT

    NEW REWARD - Invite to the official WRAP PARTY in New York City alongside the documentary’s writers and crew, as we experience a preview of the doc together for the first time.

    PLUS all of the rewards from AND IT DON’T STOP.

    *Travel and accommodations are not included.

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    FEELS SO GOOD

    We want some of our rewards to be just as surprising and unpredictable as the journey of hip-hop. We love this reward…

    At this level, you have VIP ENTRY TO A SCREENING & TALKBACK in one of five major cities (DC, LA, NYC, Chicago, or Miami)*, rubbing shoulders with modern-day legends, and the DIRECTOR'S CUT of the documentary.

    PLUS all of the rewards from ALL OF THE LIGHTS.

    *Travel and accommodations are not included.

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    • Director's Cut of the documentary
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    DON’T SWEAT THE TECHNIQUE

    Looking for an even more exclusive experience? We can do that:

    At this level, you'll be listed as a DIGITAL PRODUCER and will be invited to join us at the WRAP PARTY in New York City alongside the documentary writers and crew, as we experience an excerpt of the doc together for the first time. Bring a friend and join us as we talk about how insane the journey has been to make this film, and most importantly, how amazing it has been to be alive during the the glow up of hip-hop. It'll be a fun night. We want you to be there with us.*

    PLUS... all of the rewards from FEELS SO GOOD!

    *Travel and accommodations not included…but once you get there, we'll take care of the rest of your night.

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    • Digital producer credit
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    BALLIN’

    If you believe that this documentary needs to be done as much as we do—and are willing to put this much money up—you’ll receive ALL OF THE ABOVE REWARDS, plus an invitation to join us on the red carpet at an upcoming film festival.* And, you'll receive the built out 4' LEGO Source Magazine logo!

    This contribution makes you an official member of the phenomenal team, making this real.

    *Travel and accommodations not included… but once you get to the festival, we'll take care of the rest of your stay.

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    • Source Magazine logo (4')
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    ALL OF THE LIGHTS

    For those of you who truly understand how Biggie felt when he said: “It was all a dream / I used to read Word Up! Magazine / Salt ‘n’ Pepa and Heavy D up in the limousine,” do we have a gift for you.

    At this level, we’ll send you an AUTOGRAPHED MAGAZINE from writers featured in the documentary and audio of them reading a piece of an article they’ve written.

    We're planning special packaging and exclusive bonus materials, and can promise two things:

    1. It WILL be an awesome collector's item.
    2. It WON'T EVER be offered outside of our campaign!

    PLUS, all of the rewards from SKY'S THE LIMIT!

    *This project will take a while, so some rewards ship sooner than others.

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    PHONE HOME

    NEW REWARD - A personal phone call from Write On! director, Syreeta Gates, and an Ink Slinger to say “Thanks!”

    Includes rewards from AND IT DONT STOP + PARTY AND BULLSHIT

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