About this project
Howard Lynch David Ferguson Alfred Gragg
JAMAICA HOUSE was LA’s biggest and longest running urban nightspot of the 90s, lasting over a decade. In this chronicle of the club, you venture behind the velvet rope of Hollywood, with rap and reggae’s golden-era elite. Founded by four boyhood friends, the club was a flashpoint in cultural history, surviving gangs, drugs, the LA Riots, and growing violence in the culture. This is also a coming of age story for the boyhood founders, and for rap itself. As the music changed, the club ‘blew-up’ beyond it’s underground roots. The founders struggled with money, new fame, old demons, and the trappings of success. Never seen before performances and interviews from TUPAC SHAKUR, NOTORIOUS B.I.G., RUN-DMC, ICE CUBE, W.C., WU-TANG CLAN, THE ROOTS, GANG STAR, SUPERCAT, DADDY FREDDY, MR. VEGAS, PHARCYDE and members of NWA highlight the film.
Who We Are A team-- boyhood friends who grew up in LA together 'ride or die.' We're dedicated to completing this film and getting it on the biggest stage possible for Hip-Hop, our first love.
What We Need
Start-up funds. These funds will allow us to initiate production. Specifically, to obtain camera, sound and lighting equipment to shoot more interviews. Then, we can hire an editor to begin a rough cut. Thus, your donations are a pre-production 'bridge' toward the next step of production. THIS IS ONLY THE FIRST PHASE! Depending on your level of donation, you could receive promotional items, T-shirts, pre-release signed DVDs, CDs, digital downloads, bonus footage, or music (see rewards to the right). Also included are VIP entry to events, screenings, or a private DJ lesson from one of the world's greatest DJ's. Any donation helps! If you donate you'll receive updates through Kickstarter that include our own video clips.
HOW DONATIONS ARE PROCESSED: To raise money for these costs, our Kickstarter campaign will run for 30 days. Donations are made via Amazon.com (using your credit card), and your donations can remain anonymous if you choose. If we do not reach our goal by the end of the campaign, we don't get any money, and you will not be charged. So we need your help in meeting our goal!
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