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Twenty three years.  Eight albums.  Seven mixtapes. Now it's time to hit 'em with the GREATEST HITS!
Twenty three years. Eight albums. Seven mixtapes. Now it's time to hit 'em with the GREATEST HITS!
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Lyrics Born announces his official Greatest Hits album, titled: “Now Look What You’ve Done, Lyrics Born!” With this campaign, let's celebrate our shared musical journey together.

 

What’s up L-Beezies! It’s your boy Lyrics Born. First things first: if you’re here on this Kickstarter, on this page, reading these words, chances are you’ve been with me from the start, and we’re still here sharing this musical journey together! I’m blessed to have y'all still ridin' with me, so thank you.

Twenty Three years. Eight albums. Seven mixtapes. That’s a long time in any profession, let alone in independent music. I'm very proud of this moment and what I have been able to contribute to the continuum of art over the years. I’m equally humbled by your support and loyalty as fans of not only my music, but myself as an artist.

As a prolific artist with a history of memorable songs that have not only become live show staples, but also radio hits used in TV shows, movies & commercials, I thought it was the perfect time to compile these defining moments in my career.…

It’s time to hit ‘em with the Greatest Hits. Remastered, remixed, refined; "Now Look What You’ve Done, Lyrics Born” is not just a Greatest Hits album, it’s a career defining moment. Most importantly, it’s a chance to celebrate our shared journey in music together through this very special Kickstarter campaign.

Why a Greatest Hits, LB?

My whole career they've always told me, "It's too crazy. This business is too tough. You want to do this independently? It's impossible. You'll never pull it off.”

Well, you know what? We pulled it off. Every time.

Now, twenty plus years later, here we are with an incredible collection of songs. Songs that maintained a vision of creativity and artistic integrity. And I couldn't have done it alone. WE made this happen. Together. And that's what I love about these crowd funding campaigns: we get to keep working together to bring this music to the world.

This album is very special to me as I'm able to tie together so many of my career highlights, from working with my childhood hero KRS-One and getting to collaborate with some of the greatest musicians in the world like Galactic, the Stereo MCs and so many others, to my seminal partnership with Lateef and the Quannum guys and bringing things full circle by having the album's liner notes compiled & written by award winning authors (and long-time homies) Jeff Chang and Oliver Wang. Most importantly though, it allows me to connect with y'all, my fans, which is the true highlight of my career.

With this release, you’re giving this independent artist the chance to find new fans AND put out the CALL to the old school heads in the new digital age. Everybody is welcome to the party because this is happenin'!

Why Crowdfunding, LB?

This is my fourth crowdfunding campaign, and honestly it’s become one the highlights of my job to be able to do this with y'all.

In the past everything was very anonymous. I’d be in the studio making music, or I’d be on the road, going from show to show and there was no real way for me to know how the music was affecting people’s lives on the daily.

But ever since I started crowdfunding, the amount of interaction I have with you guys, the fans, has gone to another level. The stories that y'all tell me, they floor me sometimes. Fans telling me how they met their current husband or their current wife at one of my shows. Or that some of my music helped them through difficult times in their lives. But also getting them out of bed everyday to hit the gym consistently, improving their lives, improving their health, etc..

It’s become one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. I love interacting with y'all so much, and this allows me to do it in a way that is otherwise non-existent between artists and fans.

Once you see the rewards we're offering I know you’ll find them as exciting & fun as I do. I’m really looking forward to connecting with even more of y'all and re-connecting with a lot of you who have contributed in the past.

What’s in it for me, LB?

To thank you for your support, we've put together a wide variety of rewards from music downloads to rare collector's items to experiences with yours truly. Are you in?

Risks and challenges

I have a dedicated team helping me with this campaign. We'll be working hard to make sure all rewards will be ready on time and will provide updates along the journey.

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    LB VIRTUAL HIGH FIVE

    Be part of the team! Get backer-exclusive updates, online hangouts and other surprises.

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    “LB's MONORAIL” MP3

    You get a download of the new song “LB's Monorail” as soon as the campaign ends. Plus LB virtual high five backer updates.

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    GREATEST HITS ALBUM DOWNLOAD

    You get a download of “Now Look What You've Done, Lyrics Born” one week before the official release date. Plus LB virtual high five backer updates.

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    GREATEST HITS ALBUM + NEW MIXTAPE DOWNLOAD

    You get a download of BOTH “Now Look What You’ve Done, Lyrics Born” Greatest Hits album a full week before official release AND “The Lyrics Born Variety Show: Season 7” mixtape at the end of the campaign. Plus LB virtual high five backer updates.

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    BUMPER STICKER + DOWNLOADS

    Rep good music with a fresh “Now Look What You’ve Done, Lyrics Born” Bumper Sticker!

    PLUS you get downloads of the Greatest Hits album AND Mixtape, and LB virtual high five backer updates.

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    AUTOGRAPHED CD

    We’ll send you the “Now Look What You’ve Done, Lyrics Born” Greatest Hits CD, signed by yours truly!

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    T-SHIRT + DOWNLOADS

    You get the official “Now Look What You’ve Done, Lyrics Born” T-Shirt!

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    AUTOGRAPHED CD + BUMPER STICKER

    We’ll send you the Greatest Hits signed CD AND the Bumper Sticker.

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    VIRTUAL FRIENDS ON SOCIAL MEDIA + SHOUT OUT + DOWNLOADS

    Let’s be friends! I’ll follow or friend you on Instagram, Twitter or my official Facebook page, plus give you a personalized shout out for helping w/ the campaign.

    PLUS you get a download of the Greatest Hits album AND Mixtape, and LB virtual high five backer updates.

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    DOUBLE VINYL + DOWNLOADS

    You get a 12" pressing of the “Now Look What You’ve Done, Lyrics Born” Greatest Hits album on DOUBLE VINYL in gatefold packaging!

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    AUTOGRAPHED CD + T-SHIRT

    Get the official T-Shirt PLUS the Signed CD.

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    CUSTOM LB DISCOGRAPHY USB

    Get my entire solo discography — 8 albums, 7 mixtapes — on a custom Lyrics Born USB stick!

    PLUS you get a download of the Greatest Hits album AND Mixtape (sent earlier than the USB Stick), and LB virtual high five backer updates.

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    THE GREATEST BUNDLE

    This is the real deal right here...
    You get the SIGNED CD of the Greatest Hits OR the official Greatest Hits T-Shirt (your choice),
    PLUS the custom LB Discography USB Stick,
    PLUS the Greatest Hits Bumper Sticker,
    PLUS a follow + Shout Out on Instagram or Facebook,

    PLUS you get a download of the Greatest Hits album AND Mixtape, and LB virtual high five backer updates.

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    THE GREATEST BUNDLE + DOUBLE VINYL

    You get everything in the THE GREATEST BUNDLE, PLUS the Greatest Hits DOUBLE VINYL

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    BALCONY BEACH/BURNT PRIDE 12" + VINYL

    You get the original Solesides pressing of Balcony Beach / Burnt Pride on 12” Vinyl… in its original shrink wrap! From my personal collection, these limited copies are all that I know of left in the world.

    ORIGINAL SOLESIDES PRESSING! From my personal collection - only a handful are left since being pressed in 1996. These were actually pressed @ 45rpm because I thought it would be cool, come to find out DJs hated that, but played the record anyway! Inside it still has the original SoleSides snail-mail response card! A true collector's item!

    PLUS you get everything in THE GREATEST BUNDLE, AND the Greatest Hits 12' VINYL.

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    BACKSTAGE VIP FOR 2 TO ANY SHOW

    Be a true Lyrics Born VIP…. You and a friend watch my next headline show in your area from backstage then hang with me and the band afterwards!

    PLUS you get everything in THE GREATEST BUNDLE.

    *Backer must provide own transportation to and from the show.

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    HANDWRITTEN/PERSONALIZED LYRICS

    Get your favorite LB verse, hook or line handwritten by me, for you. And I can sign and personalize it upon request!

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    VOICEMAIL, PHONE CALL OR SKYPE CHAT (+ BONUS: Vintage Solesides T-Shirt)

    Get on the dial with the voice that doesn’t need an introduction! With this reward, we can talk on the phone or on Skype OR I’ll record you a personalized voicemail mp3 (your choice). Buy it for a loved one and we can make surprise arrangements as requested.

    PLUS you get everything in THE GREATEST BUNDLE.

    LAST WEEK BONUS: Vintage Solesides T-shirt

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    TEST PRESS VINYL (AUTOGRAPHED)

    You get an autographed copy of the TEST PRESSING for the Greatest Hits 12” Vinyl. These are extremely rare and a true vinyl head collector’s item!

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    RECORD SHOPPING WITH LB (+ BONUS: Vinyl Dub Plates)

    If making music is life’s purpose, then listening to music is life’s pleasure.

    We meet at Amoeba Records or Rasputin's in the Bay Area, I give you a $100 gift certificate, then we roam the aisles and I’ll personally shop with you for an amazing music experience. And hey, if you got a recommendation for me, I’m all ears.

    PLUS you get everything in THE GREATEST BUNDLE.

    LAST WEEK BONUS: Vinyl Dub Plates

    *Must be a mutually agreeable time during store business hours. Backer responsible for their own transportation.

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    CAR RIDE WITH LB

    I pick you up in the Bay Area, and we ride around to my favorite spots while listening to music and chopping it up. It's the LB historical tour as I take you by places that had a profound impact on my career and have been a part of my history as an artist.

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    *Must be during mutually agreeable time. Backer responsible for their own transportation (to Bay Area).

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    AN EVENING WITH LB

    You and a friend join me for dinner at one of my favorite restaurants. Good food, good conversation, good vibes. Then we move the party to one of my favorite bars. I love a good meal and I’m a fan of my best fans… definitely one of my favorite experiences. Let’s do this!

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    *Backer and guest must be 21+ and reward set during mutually agreeable time. Backer responsible for their own transportation to and from locations.

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    SOUNDCHECK TO SUNUP

    Be in my road crew. You and a friend meet me at the venue before soundcheck. We soundcheck, we kick it, eat, and so on until showtime, where you watch from backstage as my entourage. After the set, we hang out until it’s time to roll out! Truly a once-in-a-lifetime concert experience.

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    STUDIO HANG + DINNER

    Come hang out in the studio with me while I do what I was born to do. You get a first hand look at how these songs are crafted. Then we cap off the workday with dinner at my favorite restaurant.

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    *Backer must provide own transportation to and from the studio.

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    LYRICS BORN ON YOUR SONG!

    To my fellow artists, feature Lyrics Born on your track! You know how this works — you send me your beat and I send back my hook or verse, and viola, you are officially a Lyrics Born collaborator. Available to anyone in the world! Let’s make some music!

    PLUS you get everything in THE GREATEST BUNDLE.

    *Backer agrees to 50/50 publishing on work produced. Backer keeps masters.

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    ALL ACCESS FOREVER

    ***50% OFF***

    You are officially part of my crew forever with this one. You get all-access to any of my shows* for the rest of our lives!

    PLUS you get everything in THE GREATEST BUNDLE.

    LAST WEEK SPECIAL: I’m giving one special fan this awesome experience for half the original cost. I’ll make sure you have access to any of my shows. Whether I’m a headliner or part of a festival, you’ll be there wherever and whenever possible.

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    RECORD WITH LB IN A STUDIO (BAY AREA)

    You get everything in the $2500 package (Lyrics Born on Your Song!), PLUS we spend a day in person in a Bay Area studio recording the damn thing! Get that in-person craftsmanship on record!

    PLUS you get everything in THE GREATEST BUNDLE.

    *Backer agrees to 50/50 publishing on work produced. Backer keeps masters. Backer responsible for transportation to and from studio.

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    LB PRIVATE SHOW

    The ULTIMATE Lyrics Born experience! I’ll perform an entire set in your living room, office, or any other venue for you and your friends. You provide the hospitality, I provide the funk. Just might bring a special guest artist with me too. Throw the most legendary party on your block!

    PLUS you get everything in THE GREATEST BUNDLE shipped. We’ll bring 9 more of these bundles for your guests to the show.

    *Must be in the United States or Canada at a mutually agreeable time and place. Venue must be private; cannot sell tickets as a public event. Contact us if you have questions in making this happen!

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