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Help manifest our summer project Coolzey and the Search for the Hip Hop Hearts as a DVD and CD combo and more!
48 backers pledged $3,050 to help bring this project to life.

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This summer of 2010 from the beginning of May to the end of July my friends and I embarked on an arduous endeavor. The idea was to create a Coolzey emceed album for free public consumption with twelve songs, each produced by a different beatsmith, and each with their own music video, to be released on a weekly basis.

The process entailed a weekly phone tag / email / text session to my beat-making brethren to wrangle up the music, sifting through beats to find "the one", getting the final version of the beat in the right file format and arrangement, writing the lyrics, rewriting the lyrics, recording rough versions, taking the rough versions to Luke Tweedy at Flat Black Studios and recording the final versions, giving the rough mix to Jason Hennesy who would be orchestrating the video idea, getting a crew together for the video shoot, shooting the footage, editing the video, meanwhile back to the recording studio to finalize the mix, master the mix, send the final mix to Jason, finish editing and rendering the video, and getting it to the blogs and radio shows by our weekly deadline.

It was really a full-time job that we squeezed in between our other full-time jobs, (I was remodeling a house and Jason was landscaping), and a lot of people contributed their time and resources to the cause. We pulled it off and have been very happy with the results.

Ever since the completion of the project I've been urged to physically manifest it. This is why I have created this fund-raising page. It's purpose is to create a DVD with CD combo of Coolzey and the Search for the Hip Hop Hearts for everyone who desires a copy or copies. We will create 500 - 1000 copies, and any that are left over after the kickstarter campaign will sent to press or sold at shows.

The money donated is for the manufacturing of a DVD/CD dual-tray digipak, some graphic design, and a final remaster of the songs, as well as postage for all of the packages I will be sending to you!

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    If you pledge ten bucks, it's not quite enough to cover one of the DVD/CD combos and postage, but it is enough for me to send you a handmade postcard! The postcard will be made from an actual photograph from my shoebox with personalized letter and drawings.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    This will be the standard donation, and I will personally mail you a brand new copy of the Coolzey and the Search for the Hip Hop Hearts DVD / CD combo with color graphics and digipak case!

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    At $50, you not only receive two copies of the DVD / CD combo, but you also bought your next ticket to a Coolzey show (+1) whenever and wherever you decide to spring it upon me.

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    If you pledge me one hundred bones, I'm gonna send you 3 copies of the DVD / CD combo and put you +2 down for the next Coolzey show you'd like to attend, plus buy your first drink at the show, and hook you up with physical copies of the Coolzey album The Honey and Coolzey vs PRZM!

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    300 bucks gets you 3 copies of the DVD / CD combo, 3 tickets to the next Coolzey show, and I will draw a life-sized charcoal portrait of you or your favorite pet from a photograph or live, whichever you prefer. This entails one hour of drawing for me, and then fixing the charcoal, cropping the paper, and sending it in a tube for you to frame. Here are some portraits I have recently drawn: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=174108&id=630974256. Also I will personally help complete your physical Coolzey discography collection, even if I have to personally burn sold-out CDs and photo-copy cover art by hand!

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    Pledge $800 or more About $800

    For an 800 dollar pledge, I will send you 5 copies of the DVD / CD combo, put you on the list at the next Coolzey show +2, draw a charcoal portrait of you to keep (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=174108&id=630974256), completion of your physical collection of the Coolzey discography by any means, and you will have paid for a Coolzey performance (DJ and/or MC) at your next house party or event including expenses!

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    Pledge $3,000 or more About $3,000

    If you pledge 3000 bucks, which is all I need for this project, I'll come live with you for 5 days, clean your kitchen and bathroom (which I actually like to do), babysit your kids, help with any remodeling, basically do whatever work you want me to do for 5 days! I actually totally dig doing this stuff and am kind of a handyman. You just have to feed me is all.

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