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Greetings and Love. I am Cody ChesnuTT. I'm releasing a new album, 'Landing On A Hundred,' and I hope you'll join me on this journey.

Greetings and Love. I'm Cody ChesnuTT.

I'm releasing a new album. The title of this album is Landing On A Hundred.

Landing on a hundred. What does that mean?

Landing on something truthful. Landing on something purposeful...something meaningful.

This body of work is extremely meaningful to me because it represents the journey I have been on since I last released an album. To give you a little history about this record, it was recorded in Memphis, TN at Al Green's old studio, Royal Studios. It was also recorded in Cologne, Germany at a studio by the name of SuPow which is owned and run by a great friend of mine, the co- producer of the album, Patrice Bart-Williams.

Words cannot describe or express how excited I am about this music and I am doing this Kickstarter project so that you can participate in getting the music to you - getting the music out to the people.

In exchange for joining me on this journey, I would like to share with you some exclusive personalized items.

Behind The Scenes In-Studio Sneak Peek:

Additional Package Info:

***PLEASE NOTE: All Landing On A Hundred vinyl LP packages also come with a digital download of the album.***

***All $50 pledges and above have the choice between the Landing On A Hundred vinyl LP package or CD.***

Black Skin No Value EP: Black Skin No Value is a bridge body of work that speaks to an issue that is still very prevalent in our society - the value that is placed on black life.

Custom Eco-Friendly T-Shirt: Sustainability is important to me - sustainability of people and the sustainability of communities. When we speak about being eco-friendly, we are addressing the preservation of life itself. T-shirt design will be inspired from the Landing On A Hundred song, "I've Been Life."

Cody's Collection of Three Favorite Records and Books - Miles Davis Albums, Sketches Of Spain and Kind Of Blue, and National Bestseller The Warmth Of Other Suns Book by Isabel Wilkerson (Winner of The Pulitzer Prize): Kind Of Blue was my initiation to jazz. All of the songs on both albums put me in a "place" - they are very cinematic. The Warmth Of Other Suns is a thorough depiction of the African American experience, specifically addressing the great migration of this community across the United States. It provided immeasurable insight about a determined people and their claim of upward mobility.


Cody ChesnuTT Live - US Album Preview Shows / Kickstarter Launch Parties:

If you're in the New York or San Francisco Bay areas, I hope you can make it out to one of the shows below on July 11 & 12! I will be previewing songs from the new album, and I'm really excited to share the new music with you and celebrate the launch of our Landing On A Hundred project together.

Wednesday, July 11: S.O.B.'s - New York, NY     |   TICKETS

Thursday, July 12: Yoshi's - San Francisco, CA   |   TICKETS

Hear The New Track "Under The Spell Of The Handout" Below Which Just Recently Debuted On Okayplayer.com:

Thank you for all your support and love over the years. This new endeavor wouldn't be possible without your help, so please spread the word and share the Kickstarter link to let people know you're part of the project!

Here we go, friends...

Peace and Love,

Cody

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