When I became a father, I became keenly aware of how much of the music I listened to was not appropriate for kids. I searched for rap music that appealed to the little ones, but most of it was just too corny. So I decided to make a rap album for kids AND grownups to enjoy together.
This project began 10 years ago when my son Xavier (Xavi) was born. His mother and I would make up songs as we navigated the routines and surprises of parenthood, and I would beatbox and rap to him as we went through our normal days. Soon Xavi was making up his own songs! When he was 3, I began to create instrumentals to our song ideas and record them with Xavier. The songs started to accumulate.
Play! Hip-Hop for Kids of All Ages is about finding joy in the routines and challenges families face every day. Each song on Play! is really a fun story, ready to be bumped by those who love rocking with their kids.
With your contribution, we’ll be mastering the songs and creating a series of creative music videos. Your support helps us cover the mastering fees and album and video production. Check out our super fun thank you gifts!
These songs are the soundtrack of our lives together. We hope they can also bring joy to you and yours.
Risks and challenges
While the songs are fully finished and will be released at the end of the kickstarter fundraiser, the video production process will undoubtedly take longer. If we are able to hit our goal and stretch it as well, we can release a steady stream of at least four-five videos over the next year. The more we raise, the more songs that get their own mini-movies!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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