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        MARCH MADNESS!!!!!!!!!!! 10K 4 UDDTBA!!!!!!!!!!!

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What up Duderinos?!! My name is Darko The Super and I run an independent music label outside of Philly called U Don’t Deserve This Beautiful Art. I’m launching a Kickstarter for the months of March and April to try and raise $10,000 in order to properly support the upcoming roster of releases over the next twelve months starting in May!!

https://www.udontdeservethisbeautifulart.com 

UDDTBA was started back in May of 2015 with only a credit card and a dream. Named after a drawing by artist/rapper Kool AD, one half of the rap group Das Racist, U Don’t Deserve This Beautiful Art has become a record label FOR artists BY artists. “U” being the doubters and naysayers we face going after our dreams, the label has come to specialize in the unexpected. From the city that brought you Cheese Steaks and Rocky, Darko The Super has set out to create a community for his friends and heroes alike.

U Don’t Deserve This Beautiful Art has evolved into a music label for some of the most unique voices of our times. This record label is not meant to belittle but to empower. Use it wisely. May the light be your guide!!!!!   

An artist of unparalleled ongoing output, Darko The Super, otherwise known as super producer Doc Heller and one half of groups The Hell Hole Store and Desperate Band Appreciation Society, Darko has certainly made a name for himself in the last couple of years: 

And most notably, for working with the Based God himself Lil B:

https://goradiomn.com/lil-b-appears-on-lil-b-tribute-album-from-darko-the-super/ 

Along his journey Darko The Super met original Philly Soul producer and songwriter Bud Ross, who made countless northern soul and garage rock tracks during the 1960’s and 70’s in Philadelphia’s legendary music scene. With the help of Darko, these tracks would get unearthed and remastered, ending up in the hands of Brooklyn’s own Steel Tipped Dove. An engineer and producer with a long list of credentials (SHIRT, Astronautalist, Armand Hammer, milo, Fat Tony, F Virtue)  and an even longer list of beats. Dove would go on to create “With Bud Ross” an instrumental album sampling Bud’s work. The UDDTBA vinyl release sold out and was also featured in an article on Bandcamp:

https://daily.bandcamp.com/2018/08/27/bud-ross-feature/ 

There's so much more to be done with Ross's catalogue before we can begin to license his work out commercially, building his legacy back will be the core mission and backbone of UDDTBA for the remainder of 2019

Steel Tipped Dove is one of the most prolific producers in the New York scene today. You can find him making beats in the dungeon (Quarter to Nine Studios, Brooklyn) for your favorite rappers around the globe. His production credits read like a who’s who of independent hip hop superstars. The legendary poster hanging on his studio’s wall will someday live on in the rock and roll hall of fame. Signed by some of the greatest innovators and geniuses of our time. You can’t deny Steel Tipped Dove, he is an unstoppable force and the best thing to happen to Brooklyn since Two Boots pizza. Through Steel Tipped Dove, Darko The Super met Harvey Cliff MC, a true artist’s artist and weirdo rap superstar. The two Brooklyn based musicians had recently been featured after their debut album “Strangers On A Train” landed them on Bandcamp’s best new Hip Hop of April 2018: 

https://daily.bandcamp.com/2018/05/16/the-best-new-hip-hop-on-bandcamp-april-2018/ 

A mutual respect and enthusiasm for Darko’s vision led Harvey Cliff and Steel Tipped Dove to join the ranks of UDDTBA in 2019 not only as artists but staff. Harvey Cliff is now acting Creative Director and Steel Tipped Dove has just started in the role of Project Manager. Together they hope to help UDDTBA grow it’s model and achieve it’s next 12-month objectives.

One of the label’s most notable releases is an album that helps embody the UDDTBA mission statement. The Life and Times of Big Baby Gandhi, a collection of favorites from the Queens native (now living in the Bay Area) who burst onto the scene with the now disbanded Das Racist, a group who changed the perspectives of what rap could be and forever inspired the musical genius of Darko The Super

Current Artist Roster:

  • Darko The Super
  • Harvey Cliff MC
  • Steel Tipped Dove
  • Serengeti 
  • Big Baby Gandhi
  • ialive
  • Torito
  • Cody Cody Jones
  • E. Grizzly
  • Molly Pizza
  • Goon Planet
  • Starchildluke

The vision for the project is to be able to ensure that:

1. Initial pressing costs are covered 

2. Artists are being compensated right away when they release their music

3. Appropriate and timely promotional services are being provided to the artist 

4. Physical album sales and digital streaming platforms for these artists increase as an end result 

What we need the $ for:

  • Vinyl pressing
  • Cassette duplication
  • Video editing
  • Graphic design
  • Promo
  • Web design
  • Online Content
  • Digital distribution
  • Packaging and Shipping
  • In addition to helping grow our label and community you will receive new music monthly from UDDTBA. Exclusives from our ever-growing roster of musicians. Be the first to get your hands on our new albums, screen prints, videos, apparel, and much more. Thank you for supporting our dreams of helping our favorite artists succeed. Please let us know anything we can do for U! Love, Darko.

Risks and challenges

We realize that not every independent record label will receive the recognition it deserves within 12 months time. If the audience remains unresponsive despite a steady barrage of exposure we may be exactly where we left off at this very moment. However, with the network that's already very active within the Philadelphia/NYC musical community, we hope to not only stand out amongst our peers, but continue to bring on additional staff with the same vision and passion for achieving a successful business model of getting obscure artists greater recognition.

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    The Initiation

    Thank you for supporting UDDTBA! U Deserve This Beautiful Art. For this achievement, pick any 3 albums from our back catalog on Bandcamp, and we'll send you the download links.

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    "Year of the Darko" Autographed CD

    "Year of the Darko" personally signed by Darko The Super.

    2018 was a hell of a year for the Philadelphia artist, as he blessed the world with no less than 10 albums and now he returns with a new project that encapsulates the spirit of all of those previous offerings.
    Year of the Darko is a mixtape of sorts and features 20 of Darko’s favorite tracks from the year, while simultaneously offering a fine insight into the mind of one of the most prolific artists of the current generation of hip hop entities.

    While Darko himself remains the main star of the show, he is joined by a strong cast of supporting artists, who help him to bring his art to life. There are guest features from the likes of Homeboy Sandman, Serengeti, MC Paul Barman, Lil B, Mr. MFN eXquire, Moka Only, Harvey Cliff MC, ialive and Height Keech, as well as some solid production credits from Starchildluke, Big Baby Gandhi and Amaze 88.

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    This pledge will get you a starring role in the next Desperate Band Appreciation Society music video. Just think you could be a movie god! Also includes digital downloads of our back catalog and 1 year of future releases.

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    White Label 7" Series

    Be a part of the UDDTBA White Label Record Club. With this generous pledge you will receive a new 7" lathe cut record curated by a different artist each month for one whole year. Also a T-shirt designed by Harvey Cliff exclusive to record club members. This will also include our digital back catalog and 1 year of future releases. Some of the artists who will be collaborating with us on these records include:

    Steel Tipped Dove featuring milo, Fat Tony, MC Paul Barman & Donwill. "With Bud Ross" follow up.

    Big Baby Gandhi & Darko The Super

    Buzzy Linhart

    Chaz Kangas

    Molly Pizza remixed by Doc Heller

    Bob Bucko Jr. & Painted Faces split record

    The Difference Machine

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    With this generous pledge, you will receive a 30 x 40 piece of original art by Harvey Cliff. If owning a Harvey Cliff original wasn't enough, we'll also make you Executive Producer of all our album releases for the next year. This is ideal for someone local to Brooklyn. If not, then you'd have to cover shipping costs. To sweeten the deal you will also receive digital downloads of our back catalog and future releases for a year.

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    Your Dream Album

    An original album based on you and/or subjects of your choosing. You will be involved as much as you'd like. We will create songs based on any concepts that you have. Let your imagination go wild. A&R the project. Release it to the masses or admire it yourself. Once we create it, it's completely yours. Also includes digital downloads of our back catalog and future releases for the existence of this label (which will be forever!) If that wasn't enough we'll also give you the ultimate special edition UDDTBA starter pack. That's 4 records, 4 cassettes, the original UDDTBA T-Shirt, and an original screen print from Harvey Cliff.

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    Desperate Band Appreciation Society LIVE

    Desperate Band Appreciation Society (Darko The Super & Harvey Cliff MC) will perform a private show for you and your friends wherever you choose within the continental United States. You want us to play a show in your living room? We'll be there. Hang with the band for the day. Maybe get a milkshake with Darko, or take Harvey to your local Barnes & Noble. The possibilities are limitless. Also includes digital downloads for our back catalog and all future releases. But, wait! You also get the ultimate special edition UDDTBA starter pack. That's 4 records, 4 cassettes, original UDDTBA T-Shirt, and original screen print from Harvey Cliff.

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    The ultimate super deluxe limited edition legendary experience. You get everything we have to offer. Plus your name as Executive Producer on all forthcoming releases for life. Think about it, you really do deserve this beautiful art.

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