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Music video for 'Life Sentence', the first single off Eprhyme's upcoming album 'Dopestylevsky' to be released on K-Records on April 26.
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My name is Eden Pearlstein. I'm a Renaissance Rapper performing under the name Eprhyme (pronounced E-prime). 

I want to make a music video and I need your help!

I have a new record called 'Dopestylevsky' coming out April 26 on legendary indie label K Records and this video will be for the first single off the album- a powerful and poetic song entitled 'Life Sentence'. 

'Life Sentence' is an exploration of solitary authorship- interpreting the old-world literary tradition and archetypes for the 'ADD' generation.  It is a boundary and genre-crossing work that exists at the intersection of Jewish, Pop and Hip-Hop culture.

The video will be an impressionistic narrative piece following a storyline developed by me, video director Lenny Bass, and co-producer Amy Smith.  We will shoot over two days in various locations in Brooklyn.  

WHY I NEED YOU:

After almost 10 years of funding and releasing my own projects, I am thrilled and grateful to have the support of an awesome record label- especially one that embodies the DIY/Indie spirit like K. But the downside of working with an independent label is a lack of budget for any extras like a music video. 

Through Kickstarter I, as an artist, can reach out directly to the people who enjoy, are inspired by, and believe in me and my work and offer them the opportunity to get involved on the ground level. 

WHAT YOU CAN DO:

You can support the project with as little as $5 or as much as $5,000.  All of the funds will go towards production- lighting, props, costumes, location rental, and post-production. The more you give, the more we will have access to the kinds of resources necessary to make this video as amazing, interesting and entertaining as it can be!

By supporting this project, you will literally be making this music video with me and the rest of the crew!   In return, I’m offering rewards to everyone who helps out.  I consider everyone who contributes a creative collaborator and I’m very grateful for the support.  

LINKS:

You can see my previous video (also directed by Lenny Bass) here: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV9CjzrOuPo

And find out more about me and my work here:

www.eprhyme.com

Thank you!

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    Exclusive first-look access to the video prior to its online premiere.

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    Download of 'Life Sentence' one week before the album’s release. Plus first-look access to the video prior to its online premiere.

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    Full album download of Eprhyme's 'Dopesylevsky' one week before the release. Plus first-look access to the video prior to its online premiere.

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    Full album download of 'Dopesylevsky' one week before the release + free entry for you at one of Eprhyme's upcoming album release shows. (does not include airfare or any other travel necessary to get to show- that's on you!).

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    Autographed hardcopy CD of 'Dopestylevsky' + New Eprhyme promo poster + Free entry for you at one of Eprhyme's upcoming album release shows. (does not include airfare or any other travel necessary to get to show- that's on you!)

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    All of the above + Hardcopy CD of Eprhyme's debut solo album 'Waywordwonderwill'.

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    All of the above + limited edition Eprhyme 7in. vinyl singles 'Punklezmerap' and 'Shomer Salaam'. (these records were part of the International Pop Underground series and are limited edition collectors vinyl).

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    All of the above + Eprhyme autographed poster and free entry for you and 2 friends to any of Eprhyme's upcoming album release shows (does not include airfare or any other travel necessary to get to show- that's on you!)

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    All of the above + Free entry to all Eprhyme shows in 2011 (does not include airfare or any other travel necessary to get to show- that's on you!)

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    All of the above + VIP entry for you + 1 to all Eprhyme shows in 2011. (This includes backstage access and/or personal time with Eprhyme before or after the show)

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    Eprhyme will perform an intimate private show for you and your friends at venue of your choice (subject to artist availability- but we'll work with you to make it happen!)

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    Private show as described above PLUS Eprhyme will write a personalized poem/rap/song (your choice) for you or for someone you love.

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