To thank you for your support over the past 23 years, here's a brand new track on me. Enjoy!!
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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.
"Experience" rewards are dependent on mutually agreeable and available time and place.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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