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By AMDE POET
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About this project

The above video is Amde's poem performed at Bob Marley's funeral.

 We are contacting you today because Amde Hamilton of The Watts Prophets will be recording his first ever solo album titled, "Energy". Amde is a poet, priest, mentor and a visionary for the human race. 

     The Watts Prophets® were the first to use the title "Rappin™ " on an album. The Watts Prophets® are a living bridge from the Civil Rights of the sixties to the Hip Hop generation of today. They have worked with Bob Marley, Nina Simone, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Ziggy Marley and have been sampled by Dr. Dre, DJ Quick, DJ Shadow, Too short and others. 

   Our goal is to raise $10,000 for this project and we are using Kickstarter as an avenue to raise the funds for his album. We encourage you to click on this link and donate anywhere from $5 or more to help see this project through. This will be a historical event and you will be a part of history in helping. 

 You can help by emailing your contact lists, sharing on social media and donating yourself to this project! As always, "Talk Up/Not Down"!

Art work & Album Cover By Artist: David Brady

This will be Amde Poet's FIRST SOLO ALBUM! 

BE A PART OF HISTORY AND PLEDGE TODAY!

THE ENERGY PROJECT:

Produced by DAE ONE:  Dae One has worked with artists including Glasses Malone, Ice Cube, Butch Cassidy, Snoop Dogg, Crooked I, David Banner, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Kreayshawn, TerraceMartin and others.

Musicians, Drummer:  Leon Mobley: He is presently working with Damian Marley and Nas on an upcoming project.

Artist/Director: James Wade

Spoken Word Artist: O'Shea Luja aka Food4THOT

The project will include performances by members of the "Hip Hop Poetry Choir" which is composed of young aspiring performers. There are chapters nationwide, from whom participants will be chosen.

***ENERGY Project Titles Include***

1. Energy 

2. Enternet 

3. Dumbdown/Y

4. Talk Up 

5. Depression 

6. Now is New

The money raised via this Kickstarter campaign will help to pay for: Studio, Demo materials, Video and Audio Recording, Mixing, Mastering, and associated Travel expenses.

"WITHOUT FINE ARTS, THERE ARE NO FINE MINDS" Anthony"Amde"Hamilton

Greetings everyone, I am Amde Hamilton of the Watts Prophets, and the Executive Producer of a new CD and Performance Video called "ENERGY" displaying my current views on the "YIN and YANG of TECHNOLOGY'S effects on SOCIETY.  

The project will use the creative "ENERGY" from my Students, Artist, Musicians and help from "You the Public". 

I have dedicated my life to poetry and community.  There is no greater garden in life to grow in than a healthy community.  Over the past 46 years I have struggled to bring positive messages that uplift the human spirit with hope for a "greater future".  I hope that you find something meaningful in my project about MOTHER EARTH'S ENERGY.

*  *  * THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! *  *  *                 

MORE INFO ABOUT THE WATTS PROPHETS AND AMDE POET VISIT:

WWW.THEWATTSPROPHETS.ORG

And a special Thank You to KICKSTARTER for their contribution to the Arts and Humanity.

Excerpt from the "ENERGY CD"

"Slow down or breakdown

    Check your pace in this space 

        Plan, Conserve, look for clear grooves

             and smooth progressive moves"

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    A signed copy of the new CD Art Work, 8.5” X 11”(frame not included).
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    Same as above plus the Energy CD Poster Art Work 11”X 17”(original production when released, (frame not included) Autographed to you.

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    YOUR NAME LISTED ON THE "ENERGY" CD as Co - Executive Producer! Plus any backstage pass to a Watts Prophets concert near you.

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    Autographed to you "COLLECTOR'S ITEMS" from the 1970's Watts Prophets Memorabilia!!
    A signed copy of the Watts Prophets album “When the 90’s Came” produced by Polygram Records..
    (+ A 1 hour "Phone Chat" with me from my seclusion in the California Redwoods!!)

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    This is super cool! You get all of the above and we will come to your community and set up your own "Hip Hop Poetry Choir". Your community or school will get to have a Master Class that will help to arm our children with tools for success (U.S. only additional travel expenses may be required).
    This concept can be set up all over the United States and the World. My programs are a proven model for our youth to have a platform to express themselves. I invite you to take this journey with me,( Empowering our Youth with the support and tools they need.

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