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!
- (30 days)