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We are raising money to produce our new music video, to play venues outside of NYC, and to create merchandise to sell at our shows.

We are so excited to start the next chapter in our band's career.  We feel like we are at a point in the rap game where big opportunities are arrising for us.  We have started to gain connections in many states to play new venues, our music videos are continually getting more and more views, and we want to start getting our name out even more by giving our fans at shows cute merchandise to show off in public.  We feel it is crucial for us to make all of these things happen at this point in our career not only to help boost our following, but to get our name out to a wider audience to show them quality work.  We are hoping that you will pledge money to help us with three things: 


'Shark Week' Music Video:

We are filming a music video for our song, "Shark Week", a rap about periods. We love seeing audiences get a reaction from this song and we want to bring it to the world! We are hoping that with your help, we will be able to rent a van, transport our dancers, (the Valedicktorians), and buy a few props ("period essentials" if you will). It is important that we raise our campaign goal in order for this to happen because we have never shot a video outside of New York before. We want to be able to have our visualized dreams become a reality and since our big dreams of a fancy pool party with a bunch of girls bleeding themselves as they pull Lil T out of the water with a net are so large, we can't do it without your help and a little funding! We want to make another awesome video for you to watch, enjoy, and share with your friends and grandparents. www.youtube.com/handjobacademy

Playing New Venues Outside of NYC:

We need funds in order to play shows outside of NYC.  So far we have only played shows here in NYC and we would like to expand to other audiences.  We have had people from other states contact us about playing new venues, but we need some money to get there. The donated money will cover transportation, lodging, food, and gas money. We have connections in the following locations, we just need your help getting there! 
California, Colorado, Oregon, Washington State, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, Illinois, Texas, DC, Virginia and Maryland. 

Cute Merchandise to Sell to Fans:

We need to produce merchandise to sell at our shows. Our friend, artist Zeb Keneally, has designed an awesome logo for our band. It's a woman with three butt cheeks, also known as '3 Cheekz'. Who doesn't want a tote bag with a naked ass woman on it that says 'Hand Job Academy'?Exactly. We are also going to make t shirts and stickers! The design and artist are all ready to go, we just need the funds to make it happen!

We plan to split the money we get three ways evenly between these things.  If we have leftover money, we promise to save it in our band's new bank account and spend it wisely on other music videos and tour money when the time is right!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

When you pledge money to Hand Job Academy, you are supporting serious artists who are passionate about what they are doing. We know that production of a new video is a big and daunting task but from our Youtube track record, we are 100% positive that we will be able to face the challenges and give our audience an unforgettable result! You can watch our videos for 'Wild Girlz' and 'U Mad' at Youtube.com/handjobacademy if you want to get a better idea of how high quality these videos are, that are all produced WITHOUT outside funding! Just imagine how sick 'Shark Week' could be if we had a little budget for it!

We are prepared to be on a strict diet of Ramen Noodles and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches when we are touring. We aren't trying to live large. We just want to get our name out there and play music.

Finally, on the topic of outside funding: Hand Job Academy is a home-grown rap collective. We are so dedicated to our band that we often pay money out of our own pockets to support our endeavors. It is so expensive to live in NYC and money doesn't come easily. We are the most dedicated females in the game. #ikeamonkey.

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