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Party Worker is the newest full-length album and book from Bambu.
Party Worker is the newest full-length album and book from Bambu.
631 backers pledged $39,373 to help bring this project to life.

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party worker

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 instead of recording music the old-fashioned way and relying on outdated avenues to promote, you’ll actually influence the course of production with your input and make every decision count because it wouldn’t be possible without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.  

in solidarity,

bambu

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Party Worker Progress

June 4 - WE DID IT!!!  Good thing, because...

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":

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BACKER REWARDS

Mockups of the Party Worker T shirts, Book, Vinyl and Snapbacks:

Party Worker Mockups
Party Worker Mockups

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Diamond Worker

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.

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Best Worker

by Breezy Excursion X Bambu

BEST WORKER by Bambu X Breezy Excursion
BEST WORKER by Bambu X Breezy Excursion

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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)

Roy Choi's newest LA classic, POT.  See 80 reward
Roy Choi's newest LA classic, POT. See 80 reward

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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.

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Join me on this journey as I finish the album. You get BACKER-ONLY ACCESS to: webchats and collaborative live streams, bonus downloads, songs, unlisted videos, updates and more!

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    Get the DOWNLOAD of the digital PARTY WORKER ALBUM and the PDF BOOK, 3 days before official release! Includes all the Backer Only Access and content mentioned above.

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    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    Get the physical PARTY WORKER CD and accompanying BOOK featuring the photos, stories and interviews of workers in our community as a source of inspiration for the album. Includes the digital album and PDF downloads 3 days before official release, plus all backer-only access.

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    Get the official PARTY WORKER T-SHIRT. Includes the digital album and PDF downloads 3 days before official release, plus all backer-only access.

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    Pledge $51 or more About $51

    Get PARTY WORKER on VINYL, signed by yours truly. Includes the digital album and PDF downloads 3 days before official release, plus all backer-only access. * This is the only reward tier with Vinyl. If you’d like to add Vinyl to any other reward tier, add $51 to your pledge and choose this reward tier upon checkout.

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    2nd BATCH OF VINYL! Get PARTY WORKER on VINYL (before it sells out again!), signed by yours truly. Includes the digital album and PDF downloads 3 days before official release, plus all backer-only access. * This is the only reward tier is with available Vinyl. If you’d like to add Vinyl to any other reward tier, add $54 to your pledge and choose this reward tier upon checkout.

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    3rd BATCH OF VINYL! Get PARTY WORKER on VINYL (before it sells out again!), signed by yours truly. Includes the digital album and PDF downloads 3 days before official release, plus all backer-only access. * This is the only reward tier is with available Vinyl. If you’d like to add Vinyl to any other reward tier, add $55 to your pledge and choose this reward tier upon checkout.

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    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    Get both the PARTY WORKER CD + BOOK and the official T-SHIRT! Includes the digital album and PDF downloads 3 days before official release, plus all backer-only access.

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    Get the Diamond Supply Co. X Bambu DIAMOND WORKER T-SHIRT! The artwork is a collaboration between myself and my longtime friend Nick "Diamond" Tershay. This is a Party Worker exclusive, meaning Nick will be printing and producing only as many as claimed through the end of this campaign. See the "Backer Rewards" section to the left to see the design and backstory on the collab! Includes the digital album and book PDF downloads 3 days before official release, plus all backer-only access.

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    Get the Limited Edition Breezy Excursion X Bambu collab BEST WORKER Shirt. Show your hard working pride! This is an extremely limited edition offering through this campaign only, which Breezy Excursion will not reproduce after the Party Worker orders are in! See the Rewards Section to the left for design and more details. Includes the digital album and book PDF downloads 3 days before official release, plus all backer-only access.

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    Pledge $70 or more About $70

    This one is for the true music heads… A custom USB STICK of my ENTIRE SOLO DISCOGRAPHY. Plus bonus tracks and demos. Includes the digital album and PDF downloads 3 days before official release, plus all backer-only access.

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    Second Batch of DISCOGRAPHY USB! This one is for the true music heads… A custom USB STICK of my ENTIRE SOLO DISCOGRAPHY. Plus bonus tracks and demos. Includes the digital album and PDF downloads 3 days before official release, plus all backer-only access.

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    Get both the PARTY WORKER CD + BOOK and the official SNAPBACK HAT! Includes the digital album and PDF downloads 3 days before official release, plus all backer-only access.

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    You get a 100 dollar Credit to POT, Roy Choi's newest LA Koreatown restaurant. The OG food truck chef describes his newest restaurant as "hot pot gone hip hop, and it's certainly worth a taste." Thanks to his generosity, you can. PLUS includes the DIGITAL DOWNLOADS to the PARTY WORKER ALBUM + BOOK PDF. **Pot Certificate will be mailed to you before the expected October fulfillment date of the album/book downloads.

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    PARTY WORKER BUNDLE! This one is for the dedicated! With this package, you get the SIGNED COPY of the PARTY WORKER CD and BOOK, the official T-SHIRT, and the official SNAPBACK CAP. We’ll also THANK YOU BY NAME IN THE LINER NOTES. Includes the digital album and PDF downloads 3 days before official release, plus all backer-only access.

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    OVERTIME WORKER BUNDLE… Get a custom USB STICK of my ENTIRE SOLO DISCOGRAPHY (just like the 70 reward) AND the PARTY WORKER BUNDLE (Signed CD + Book + T-Shirt + Snapback + Name in Liner + Advanced Downloads + Exclusive Backer Access).

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    DIAMOND WORKER BUNDLE! Get both the Diamond Supply Co. X Bambu DIAMOND WORKER T-shirt (60), AND the OVERTIME WORKER BUNDLE (150: Discography USB + Signed CD + Book + Party Worker T-Shirt + Snapback + Name in Liner + Advanced Downloads + Exclusive Backer Access).

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    BEST WORKER BUNDLE! Get both the BREEZY EXCURSION X Bambu BEST WORKER T-shirt (60), AND the OVERTIME WORKER BUNDLE (150: Discography USB + Signed CD + Book + Party Worker T-Shirt + Snapback + Name in Liner + Advanced Downloads + Exclusive Backer Access).

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    Pledge $205 or more About $205

    One of the last two copies of "... i scream bars for the children" still in its original plastic wrap! I have no plans to press anymore of these, so you and I will have the last 2 unwrapped copies. Can sign/personalize for you by request. * Slight crack in the corner of case, from tour life (see pic to the left). + Includes the Overtime Worker Bundle."

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    THE UNION BUNDLE! Get BOTH Limited Edition Collab Shirts: the DIAMOND WORKER w/ The Diamond Supply Co.... AND the BEST WORKER w/ Breezy Excursion. Also Includes Everything in the OVERTIME WORKER BUNDLE (150: Discography USB + Signed CD + Book + Party Worker T-Shirt + Snapback + Name in Liner + Advanced Downloads + Exclusive Backer Access).

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    HANDWRITTEN VERSE. Your favorite Bambu lyric, handwritten by yours truly. Then signed and personalized to you, your friend or your org. Can be a hook, a verse, or an entire song - whatever you want! + Includes the $150 Overtime Worker Bundle.

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    PERSONAL ALBUM PREMIERE in BAMBU’s RIDE. You and a friend come along with me and hear the album in my favorite place to listen to music… MY CAR. We can do this before the album release date too if our schedules’ match. Let’s ride! + Includes the 150 Worker Hero Bundle. *** Pickup location must be in LA, Bay Area or Seattle.

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    DINNER w/ BAMBU. Every worker has to eat! Let me treat you and a friend to a hot meal, cold drinks and good conversation at THE PARK’S FINEST, my favorite BBQ joint in Los Angeles. + Includes the 150 Worker Hero Bundle. ***Must be during a mutually agreeable time.

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    BACKSTAGE PASS. Get the ultimate homie experience at my next show! You and a friend can come see soundcheck, hang out backstage, and experience the show from the side/back of the stage. You are responsible for getting yourself to the show, so message me if you’re unsure about where I will realistically perform. + Includes the $150 Overtime Worker Bundle.

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    BOOK FEATURE. Immortalize your favorite unsung hero! Dedicate an entire page in the booklet, featuring your favorite underappreciated worker! I’ll do a Skype interview, gather photos and personally author her/his feature in the booklet, to be seen by every backer! + Includes the $150 Overtime Worker Bundle.

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    Fellow artists, get yours truly featured on your next track! You send me your unfinished track, and I’ll send you a 16 BAR STEM of what I do best. I’ll throw in an 8 bar hook/chorus as necessary. Can be available for in-studio recording in Los Angeles and/or Bay Area (CA) during a mutually agreeable time. + Includes the 150 Overtime Worker Bundle. ***Bambu retains publishing for works rendered.

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    Get a 1 HOUR BAMBU x DJ PHATRICK SET! You put together the setting/venue, we bring our show. Can be a proper show you sell tickets to, or a private performance for your friends, or at your place of organizing/business… whatever you want, we’re down to get creative! + Includes the 150 Overtime Worker Bundle. *** Pledge amount covers performance only. Not responsible for travel costs. Opening/main support acts must be approved by Bambu. Contract/agreement is required 15-days prior to show. Contact us if you have any questions: BAMBUDEPISTOLA at Gmail.

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    “[YOU] PRESENTS BAMBU”: For my producers and beatsmiths, collaborate on a 4 song mixtape with Bambu! I provide the bars and hooks and bridges as needed + you do the production = GOOD MUSIC. + Includes the 150 Overtime Worker Bundle.
    *** Each song to include 2 16-bar verses from myself + hooks/bridge as needed. Bambu not obligated to promote project. Must reach mutual agreement on rights, distribution, production and titles of finished work. Contact us with any questions about this reward: BAMBUDEPISTOLA at Gmail

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    ALL REWARDS ABOVE you can redeem plus EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CREDIT on the album!

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