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Please be my record label. Let me stay weird. Let me keep entertaining you. Let's change rap forever.

I want to start a movement. But it all starts with you. WE CAN DO THIS.

Who Is Lil Dicky:

I'm a goddamn rapper, that's who I am. 6 months ago, I began my journey when I put out my debut mixtape, "So Hard". In addition to that, I released a new song or music video once a week for 5 straight months.

If you haven't seen my work, please check some of it out below. You'll see that I've got a pretty unique approach to the rap game. I try to keep it real and relatable. And light-hearted. And sexy. 

There's a lot more to see, but I've got a kickstarter campaign to discuss. You can see the rest of my stuff at http://lildicky.com/.

Why I Need You Guys:

To fund the initial phase of my operation, I had to dig into my own savings. I also gave all of my content away for free, so I've made no profits off of this endeavor to this point. In fact, I'm running this whole operation at a pretty substantial deficit.

32 songs, and 15 music videos later, I've officially run out of money. My bar mitzvah cash has run its course.

On top of that, I just quit my day job to pursue rap full time. 

If you can't see it by now, this leaves me in quite the predicament. Not only do I have no money left, but I've also got no income coming in.

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The thing is, I know I'm on to something. In a little over 6 months I've garnered 11.5 million YouTube views, over 95k subscribers, and all of this was accomplished without any machine or company behind me.

People are really liking what I'm doing. And personally, I've never felt more alive. Every morning, I wake up with a huge grin, and an enormous sense of optimism.

So I need to keep going. I genuinely believe that this thing can become huge, on a national level. You know what, maybe even on a global level. I bet China would go nuts over this shit.

But to continue, I'm going to need funding. And to evolve and grow as an artist, everything needs to be elevated. I need a way to increase my production value, both musically, and and in the quality of the music videos. Every song has been made in my street facing room, on Garageband. I can only imagine what a real studio would do for me.

The output needs to continuously improve if I want to maintain momentum.

And to maintain complete creative control, I REALLY want to avoiding aligning myself with a company (ie a record label) that would restrict me, both creatively and financially. Once someone else is calling the shots, it can really inhibit the artist. In looking at my work, you'll see it isn't necessarily "corporate-friendly" content.

I want to create things without feeling handcuffed by a larger company. I want to make social commentary, politically incorrect statements, and absurd jokes, because that's who I am.

I NEED YOU GUYS TO LET ME BE ME.

How can I rap and dance if I'm in shackles?
How can I rap and dance if I'm in shackles?

So I'm coming to you. Together, I know we can pull this off. And I know it will be awesome.

What are you funding?

In a nutshell, you are funding phase two of my rap career.

You are letting me continue my quest to change rap forever.

That includes the following:

  • Music (an album)
  • Music Videos (for songs off of that album)
  • Touring

Inherent in these items are costs. Here's a brief look at what I mean.

Music - An album will cost me money in studio time, production, mixing and mastering, and sessions with producers to create original beats. The album will also need to be pressed, printed, and distributed, both digitally and in stores.

Making a song 2 feet away from my bed in Garageband. I've never even been in a real studio.
Making a song 2 feet away from my bed in Garageband. I've never even been in a real studio.

Music videos - These will unquestionably be the biggest costs. I want to create some of the most unforgettable videos in the history of rap. To do that properly, it's going to require some serious resources. Check out my videos above. You'll see I'm not scared to push boundaries. 

Here's me naked in a music video.
Here's me naked in a music video.

The more money I get, the more videos I can make, and the CRAZIER these videos can become. We live in America, people. So with ample funding, there's really nothing that can't be bought. What do you guys want to see? I'll make it happen.

From special effects, to models, to props, to extras, to locations, to condoms, these videos can add up. And to do them the right way, financial flexibility is essential.

Trust me, I'll make my next round of videos unforgettable if I can get the funding to do so.

Touring - Once the album drops, I'd love the opportunity to perform live and share this music with my fans in person. There are tons of hard costs associated with touring, such as hiring a crew, transportation costs, a DJ, hype man, stage equipment, etc.

Obviously, there is a base line total it would cost to create a simple show. However, the more funding I get, the more interesting these shows can become. 

Been going HAM at the mirror lately. Getting ready for the stage.
Been going HAM at the mirror lately. Getting ready for the stage.

I don't want my shows to just be a guy on stage rapping. They can be way more than that. But to make things cooler, they require resources, bodies, props, stunts, etc. So the more I get, the more freedom I'll have creatively to develop the perfect show.

The Rewards

I tried to provide some incentivizing rewards in return for your help. Look to the right, and you can see the options. 

This Kickstarter is currently the ONLY place in the world where one can get Lil Dicky apparel. 

Snag a great LD Tee
Snag a great LD Tee
Cop a fresh LD hoodie
Cop a fresh LD hoodie

This Kickstarter is also the only place to "pre-order" the new album, and you'll get it a full weekend before the general public does.

The rewards get even better as they move on up the tiers. From Skype sessions, to basketball dates, all the way to video game battles, or even a duet...the world is our oyster.

Everybody wins here. If you donate, you'll be getting something hot and fresh. I'll be getting funding. 

And together, we can rise to the top of Hip Hop. Think about how much swagger we'll have once we arrive. An unprecedented amount of swagger is at stake here, people. Let's go get it.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Fortunately for me, the execution of this is fairly simple.

I have to make music, make music videos, and perform. Obviously, there are risks and challenges with everything in life. I could have difficulty finding the right producers. I could get writer's block and go batshit crazy. I could have trouble finding capable directors to direct videos under budget.

But having already created similar content before, I can tell you that the risks aren't likely to become realities. It's a very simple industry, it all comes down to being resourceful, organized, and driven. And I'm all of those things.

The album WILL be made. Videos WILL be made. Shows WILL happen. It's just a matter of how long putting it all together at a high level will take.

It's not if, it's when. But the only thing in my way is funding. And that's what this Kickstarter is for.

I LOVE YOU ALL. HELP ME GET THERE. I'LL TAKE YOU WITH ME.

WE MIGHT JUST CHANGE RAP FOREVER.

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    20 MINUTE SKYPE HANG OUT/BRAINSTORM SESSION// A full 20 minute session, where we can brainstorm, hang out, freestyle, whatever you want. I can help you with homework, your fantasy sports team, relationship problems, whatever you need. You'll also get the digital download of the deluxe album, the signed copy of So Hard, and a Lil Dicky T-shirt.

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    PLAY BASKETBALL WITH LD// Meet me on the court in a major city, and ball with me one morning. Try to guard me, I dare you. Or be my teammate! We can do some pick and rolls, give and go's, etc. Look out for me in the corner, they're always leaving me open. Not one-on-one, we'll have to see who's out there, who else from your city wants to play, etc. And you can't bring friends, this is just for Kickstarter backers. You'll also get the digital download of the deluxe album, the signed copy of So Hard, the 5 minute Skype session, and a Lil Dicky T-shirt. You may have to be patient, since it will depend on when I'm in a city near you.

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    20 MINUTE, LIVE VIRTUAL CONCERT VIA SKYPE// I will give you your own personal, exclusive live show, just me, you and whoever else you choose to invite on your end. It's almost like an interactive pay-per-view event. We'll talk in between songs. If girls are there, I may try to plant seeds and get phone numbers, because that's what I do at shows. You'll also get the digital download of the deluxe album, the signed copy of So Hard, and a Lil Dicky T-shirt.

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    BE MENTIONED IN AN OUTRO OF A SONG// I'll drop your name in a song's outro, allowing you to live in history forever. You'll also get the digital download of the deluxe album, the signed copy of So Hard, a 20 minute Skype session, and Lil Dicky T-shirt.

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    1 MINUTE PERSONALIZED SONG FOR YOU ABOUT THE TOPIC OF YOUR CHOOSING// You tell me the goal of the song, along with some details, and I'll create it. Need a valentine's day gift for your girl? Let's cook up a smooth ballad. Is your father dying, and you want to give him a parting gift? Let's figure something out, although that sounds pretty sad, and I'd prefer you did something else. You'll also get the digital download of the deluxe album, the poster, the signed copy of So Hard, a 20 minute Skype session, and Lil Dicky T-shirt.

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    SIGNED, GAME WORN "JESUS SHUTTLESWORTH" JERSEY FROM THE JEWISH FLOW MUSIC VIDEO// One of the greatest jerseys of all time. Right off of my back. You'll also get the digital download of the deluxe album, the signed copy of So Hard, a 20 minute Skype session, and Lil Dicky T-shirt. Jersey/signed mixtape/T-shirt delivery estimation is late December, early January, while the album would come later, like around March.

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    TICKETS TO THE NEW ALBUM LISTENING PARTY// Be the first person to hear the new album at an exclusive listening party in LA. No press, no other fans, just you backers. We'll listen to the whole album, you'll love it (or pretend that you love it because I'll be watching your facial reactions), and then party the night away in LA. You must pay for your own travel. You'll also get the digital download of the deluxe album, the signed copy of So Hard, a 20 minute Skype session, and Lil Dicky T-shirt.

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    LUNCH DATE WITH LD// Let's grab a great lunch and get to know each other. This will have to take place in LA starting in 2014, or in SF in December of 2013. You'll have to pay for your travel if you aren't in those areas, but I will pay for your lunch. Because I'm a gentleman. And a hero. You'll also get the digital download of the deluxe album, the signed copy of So Hard, a 20 minute Skype session, and Lil Dicky T-shirt.

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    SIGNED, ONE OF A KIND LETTERMAN JACKET FROM EX-BOYFRIEND MUSIC VIDEO// One of the more comfortable jackets in the history of jackets, from the iconic music video Ex-Boyfriend. I'll sign it, write a nice little message, and it will be yours forever. And I'll be a little bit colder as a result. You'll also get the digital download of the deluxe album, the signed copy of So Hard, a 20 minute Skype session, and Lil Dicky T-shirt. Jacket/signed mixtape/T-shirt delivery estimation is late December, early January, while the album would come later, like around March.

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    2 BACKSTAGE PASSES AND 2 TICKETS TO A CONCERT// Come hang out with me backstage before the show, where we can snack aggressively and talk about life. Then watch me rip the mic to shreds in front of an exuberant audience. You must pay for your own travel, but hopefully it can be at a city near you. You'll also get the digital download of the deluxe album, the signed copy of So Hard, a 20 minute Skype session, and Lil Dicky T-shirt.

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    STAY IN WITH LD IN LA// I'll "stay in" with you and your crew one night. We can watch movies, do what I did in the "Staying In" music video, drink seltzer, and whatever else you want to do. Available in LA only. You'll also get the digital download of the deluxe album, the signed copy of So Hard, the 20 minute Skype session, and a Lil Dicky T-shirt.

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    STAY IN WITH LD IN YOUR NECK OF THE WOODS// I'll fly to your crib and "stay in" with you and your crew one night. We can watch movies, do what I did in the "Staying In" music video, drink seltzer, and whatever else you want to do. You need to pay for my flight as well though. I'm sorry, but you know how airfare is. And we'll have to work around each other's schedules to find a time that works for both of us. You'll also get the digital download of the deluxe album, the signed copy of So Hard, the 20 minute Skype session, and a Lil Dicky T-shirt.

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    NIGHT ON THE TOWN WITH LD AND MELISSA SORIA// For one night in LA, you get to roll around with Yung Dick and the hottest chick on the planet. She's the one in my music videos, in the thong. We'll get dinner, drinks, the night is young. You can flirt with her. I can flirt with her. I can flirt with you. You can flirt with me. In LA only, and you'll have to pay for your own travel to get there.

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    WE'LL DO A DUET// Whatever genre of music you want it to be. This is your exclusive chance to have a song by you, featuring Lil Dicky. You'll also get the digital download of the deluxe album, the signed copy of So Hard, a 20 minute Skype session, and Lil Dicky T-shirt.

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    LIL DICKY PRIVATE PERFORMANCE// Wherever you are in America, I'll come to you for the day, and put on a show. We can hang out, eat, laugh, and kick it pretty hard. And then I'll rap for you and your friends, or kids, or parents, depending on who the hell you are. Would be great for birthday parties, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Fraternity/Sorority gatherings, or maybe even in the locker room before a big game. I've got pretty sound leadership qualities. You'll also get the digital download of the deluxe album, the signed copy of So Hard, a 20 minute Skype session, and Lil Dicky T-shirt.

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