noun \ˈpär-tē\ \ˈwər-kər\
a laborer who concentrates their scope of work toward the advancement of a societal class, an organization or a club who share a common goal; considered an active defender of a people’s rights and an orator for the voiceless.
what’s up to all my fam, it’s bambu here! if you’re reading this message, you’re one step away from being a part of something truly special: a people-powered project that we are offering exclusively through this kickstarter campaign.
more so than my militant, provocatory lyrics and avid bashing of the status quo, i’m known for making quality music and visuals on a shoestring budget. so imagine cutting straight to the chase and contributing to a project that is powered by people like you! my career as an artist has always relied on giving the community what it wants, and oftentimes, what they may not be aware they need. what the community needs is music that will uplift and challenge us, without commercial interference. i know how much a dollar can stretch when circulated through the right channels, and this is the first campaign where change is truly in your hands.
with your contribution, you will witness the actual making of a project that will guarantee exclusive content directly from the studio sessions, live video streaming, “first listens” and a chance to get up-close-and-personal with my creative process. you’ll travel with bambu and dj phatrick to meet actual workers - the everyday heroes that inspire my music the most: the people. instead of recording music the old-fashioned way and relying on outdated avenues to promote, you’ll actually influence the course of production with your input and make every decision count because it wouldn’t be possible without you!
each reward package is thoughtfully assembled with merchandise that you can only find here. check out the rewards on the right sidebar to see what i mean -->. these rewards are only available during this campaign, so don't wait!
from working with dj muggs as part of the soul assassins collective, to freestyling on rhymesayers radio with slug, evidence and brother ali, i’m proud to share another one of my “firsts” with you - a party worker campaign that is truly inclusive of all those who support me, so when you hold that album in your hands, you’ll truly know the work it took to get there because you’ll be there every step of the way.
Party Worker Progress
May 30 - The second installment of the Party Worker Series - HOMEBASE: THE PARK'S FINEST:
May 16 - "Welcome to the Party" Music Video! First official music video from Party Worker:
May 15 - The first installment in The Worker Series - Finding Inspiration Pt. I:
April 26 - First Single from Party Worker, "Welcome To The Party":
Mockups of the Party Worker T shirts, Book, Vinyl and Snapbacks:
by The Diamond Supply Co. X Bambu
The Diamond Supply Co. X Bambu DIAMOND WORKER t-shirt! Available exclusively through this campaign at the 60 or 195 rewards. Nick (Diamond Supply Co.) and I have been friends for about 8 years. I've had the opportunity to see his company grow and from my vantage point, Nick has always taken care of his team and has always been genuine as a friend. By simply supporting me, he's opened many doors and introduced me to folks inaccessible to an underground sociopolitical, über militant Hip Hop artist. I'll be posting a video for the backers with more details about the shirt and my relationship with Diamond Supply Co.
by Breezy Excursion X Bambu
Eat at POT
I'm proud to have Roy Choi as a supporter and sponsor of the Party Worker campaign! He is one of the most passionate culinary workers I know. Most people know him for sparking the food truck revolution by inventing the Kogi "Korean taco". And despite his rising celebrity in the culinary world, he isn't afraid to stay humble and true to his community and serve the world with "peasant food for the soul" -- his words! I can attest that Roy's newest restaurant POT, is food from his LA ethnic soul... and he's a huge LA hip hop head to boot! He's been a generous supporter of my career and music, and now you get to taste the fruits of his generosity by way of the Party Worker campaign! (See 80 reward)
Last unwrapped copy of "...i scream bars for the children" CD (205 - SOLD OUT!)
Risks and challenges
While we are waiting on the completion of the campaign to actually produce the physical goods, we have spec'ed out quotes on all physical goods (merch, physical media, apparel, etc) associated with the reward tiers. We are repeat customers of most of our associated producers and vendors from years of releasing music and associated merchandizing, which should reduce the risk of unforeseen cause for delays.
Most of the music has already been written, and a majority have already been recorded in various drafts. One of the aims of the campaign is to collaborate with backers on the completion of the demos, as well as the entire production process of a minority of the songs. To that end, we've scheduled plenty of time during the campaign to finish that process, and have a trusted mixer with whom I have a long relationship waiting on the other end to master the album.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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