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Imagine rapping for the acceptance of your peers while searching for fans, finding them, and traveling the world to do it - K.D.I.E.H2H

 WHO IS KOSHA DILLZ? WHAT HAS HE DONE?

The evolution of my career has been a long, grinding, never-ending journey in pursuit of success and happiness.  When I first began rapping I was only 17. Now at the age of 31, my career is just beginning to take off, and for the past few years I have been documenting it. 

I have won Summer Jam rap battles, become a video game character in NBA 2k11, played SXSW 5 times as an official artist, performed at Rock The Bells and Coachella, and toured the entire USA numerous times. I even had my song placed in a Super Bowl commercial.  I have slept in McDonalds in Berlin,  in my car in about every state in America, been deported from the UK, got stranded in Greece when my passport got stolen.... 

If you can only imagine, the stories are endless but my $$$ is not.  

WHAT I WILL DO WITH THE MONEY I RAISE?

$1000 goes to Darah off the old work and current work she'll be doing. 

$1000-2000 in flights for us to travel (plus snacks at airport) to SXSW and some other tour dates that are necessary for us to be at.

$5000 will be for an editor to work on perfecting storyline, lighting and editing down what has been 100's of hours of footage myself and Darah are already working on.

EXYRA CASH All the other money extra might go to me to buy a few cans of tuna and pay a phone bill or two.

 Sure I could use 100 grand, but I'll be good with 8k for now.'

 FILM FESTIVALS

Hopefully from the shows we'll be doing we'll have enough money to enter it into film festivals once its done in the summer!

                      THE  HUSTLE!!

Myself and co-director/producer Darah Golub spoke about my journey and we both agreed that it was a non-stop HUSTLE. Even after walking the red carpet as the first Jewish artist to ever wore a kippah at the BET Hip Hop Awards rapping in Hebrew, I felt unappreciated and unaccomplished! How? Camera's were flashing, people were asking, I was still rapping. I was still hustling to the people there. I can't stop.

                       My stories are endless....

I stepped on Young Jeezy's shoes, almost got into a fight with one of 2 Chainz henchman for trying to steal my seat, and than partied with rappers I idolize the rest of the night. Then I returned to LA to play a synagogue show and rap for youth groups who didn't even know I was a rapper. 

I have earned the moniker and saying that "Kosha Dillz is Everywhere" - its just that most of the world doesn't know that yet.  And that is where this Kickstarter and you come in to play!

Since it's all about the hustle and the stories that go along with it - I'll rap in your house, at your bar mitzvah, make you a custom answering machine message, send you everything Kosha Dillz you can think of, and even help you achieve your dreams.  All I need you to do is help me achieve mine. There are 26 funding rewards to choose from, so feel free to indulge in the art of giving.

I have enclosed some links below so you can see some of our progress on the film to date, as well as some key links like wikipedia so you can see my history.

Wikpedia

Kosha Dillz - Give me Five Tour

Kosha Dillz is Everywhere (doc trailer)

Kosha Dillz x Mike Tyson experience

Thank you for even reading this far.  Please know that anything you are willing to give, even if that is just sharing this Kickstarter with your friends, is greatly appreciated and that you'll forever be considered a member of Team Kosha.  If we can achieve my funding goal together - we will all win!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Completing this project in due time is not without obstacles, but I see a great opportunity to move forward on completing the film project and fulfilling the other rewards once we reach our kickstarter goal.

Merchandise to fulfill rewards benefits has already been ordered, my live performance is as good as its even been and I've begun consulting with multiple editors concerning the documentary. There is enough time to reorder or reprint merchandise if there are any errors in images, printing or size. DJs and bands are only a phone call or e-mail away for any backer that orders a performance or recording - and I have backup artists to my backups if needed. Completing the documentary presents the most challenges and potential for setbacks - but thankfully my manager has produced a documentary before and I've got a few good people on my team to help us navigate through the hustle to happiness.

The largest obstacle to completing the documentary has been employing an editor steadily to narrow down the footage to tell a compelling story. With the funds generated from Kickstarter and new music being released to provide additional supplemental income, I expect to have sufficient funds to attract a qualified, professional and experienced editor to turn the volumes of footage into an epic story of HUSTLE. I am taking a prolonged hiatus from touring until March - so I will have all of February to assess existing footage, secure the editor(s) and shoot additional spots and interviews to aid the story line. While we hope to debut a new extended cut of the documentary in SXSW 2013, I do not expect a completed final cut until sometime in Summer 2013. That said - the more funding we can obtain through Kickstarter the higher the likelihood of completing the documentary project sooner.

FAQ

  • Ahah! Did you know you that kickstarter only charges your credit/debit card after February 4th? If we don't make the 8k goal, your card will never be charged! That's not what we're hoping for of course, but don't worry about your finances in the immediate future. You WILL NOT be charged until after the campaign is finished/

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  • Of course I will! I wouldn't miss your bar/bat-mitzvah for the world. I surely wouldn't miss your little girlfriends Quincenera either. Wait...you guys are kinda young to be using credit cards...did you ask your parents for these or did you just charge them $3500 dollars? Awesome!!

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  • Honestly if it was up to me I'd rap for your dog for free but manager won't let me. But yes, I'll take him/her for a walk and all that. I'll even bag up the poo.

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  • No thats wrong! I quit smoking ciggs in july of 2007 and I am totally against electronic smoking lol. I do not smoke any funny green stuff but $420 is a catchy number! (and a good deal might I add)

    I will give you personal coaching sessions on how to re conquer your life or SXSW or any other obstacle you are facing, such as relationships, obsessions, fears...etc.

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  • The reason why we did this kickstarter is to help create more content for the film during the high points of my career. It'd be horrible to not see it come to fruition based on lack of resources. I'm hoping you'd like to get involved. So far its all been self-funded!

    Co-executive - $1500 - You are really helping us produce this. $1500 helps us go to locations to do more filming like tours and SXSW/ SUNDANCE etc.

    Executive -$2500 - Hello MS./MR. Executive Producer! Congratulations and welcome to the documentary movie business! You are totally making stuff happen for us right now. This will make a lot of things happen all over the world and in the editing room.

    Presenting credit - $8000 - although this film has cost us way more time and $$ than $8,000 we still think you deserve the presenter credit of this film. The content to us is priceless and you have taken a chance on producing happiness!!

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    Digital download of "Span Hebrish" - Kosha Dillz's song in Spanish, Hebrew and English, sent to your email box with a personal note from Kosha Dillz. This is the song Kosha Dillz raps on stage in the promo video.

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    Digital downloads of Kosha Dillz's recent releases "Nationally Rollin" feat. Wax and Ed E Ruger and "West Coast Flavor" featuring Big Pooh sent direct to your email box with a personal note from Kosha Dillz.

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    Respect + handshake + Digital download of "Hangin' Out" - the song in the background of this Kickstarter - once the campaign reaches its funding goal. The song (and any completed remixes at that time) will be emailed direct to you prior to its release with a personal note from Kosha Dillz. It currently is unreleased and the ONLY way to get it (for now) is thru Kickstarter!

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    Digital download of my currently untitled new EP (once its mixed and mastered) + a personal e-mail from Kosha Dillz. EP will include "Hangin' Out" - the song featured in this Kickstarter!

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    "Everything is Kosha" Tee shirt and CD of new demos plus all previous rewards.

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    Team Kosha Hoodie and CD of New Demos from upcoming EP, digital download and email.

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    Personal phone call from Kosha Dillz, Team Kosha hoodie, and live rap for you over the phone.

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    Existing CD catalog of Kosha Dillz physical form plus "Everything is Kosha" tee shirt and live rap over the phone

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    Take your dog for a walk in LA (and rap for your dog on camera to upload to youtube for your friends to see) plus rewards 1, 2 and 3.

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    One hour of "coffee on the phone" with Kosha Dillz to talk about anything you want. Life, Marbles, future endeavors, career, SXSW, relationship advice etc. By no means is Kosha Dillz an expert on marbles.

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    Exisiting Kosha Dillz catalog + signed physical copy of new record (when its released) + Team Kosha Sweatsuit + "Hangin Out" Download.

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    Freestyle answering machine message about you not being able to answer the phone (recorded by Kosha Dillz) plus tickets to Premiere of the Film upon completion at any film festival

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    Dinner with Kosha Dillz in Los Angeles, CA. (schedule will be made upon location of pledger and kosha) plus ticket to premier of film at any festival.

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    Recorded freestyle about your business/mom/ in mp3 form for your own marketing and promotional usage plus ticket to premier of any film festival.

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    Use the hangin out beat (the one used in this video) for your own song and make a "hangin out" version of your own with kosha rapping about it!

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    Three (1 hour) sessions of coaching on the art of street hustle by Professor Kosha Dillz!!! (that's me) Done by Skype, Phone or in-person if we are in the same place at the same damn time!

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    On screen Thank you credit in forthcoming documentary film "Kosha Dillz is Everywhere - The hustle to Happiness" featuring Matisyahu, RZA, Mike Tyson...etc...

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    Kosha will produce a customized "hangin out" version of your own with kosha rapping about your bar mitzvah, quincenera, birthday, and how you are "hangin' out."

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    Personalized custom freestyle song about the subject of your choice (not authorized for commercial release other than with use in connection to your personal or business website & subject to Kosha's copyright) with a custom beat! If you are a fellow musician/ vocalist/ rapper, we can also do a collaboration for your own personal project as long as the topic is not obscene.

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    Its show time! A personal performance in your office/ domain/ party / kitchen while on tour. We will also video tape it and use it for footage in the documentary film. Date of performance will be arranged upon completion of kickstarter (ie. march 22 10pm,- joe's house - austin, texas)

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    $1500 – Co-Executive Producer credit in forthcoming documentary film featuring Matisyahu, RZA, Mike Tyson..and more. credit and shout out on upcoming EP produced by Belief and more. VIP Access to all shows for 2013. Personal Phone call from Kosha himself and opportunity to work with Kosha on upcoming videos of new EP to be released this Spring. Also a "everything is kosha" shirt will be sent to you.

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    Perform at a Bar Mitzvah in New York in the month of April 2013.

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    Executive producer credit of Documentary film ; Kosha Dillz is Everywhere: The Hustle to Happiness , plus all previous physical gifts and thank you in liner notes of forthcoming record. If you are a musician, you will also be given the opportunity to play with Kosha Dillz at SXSW during his official showcase.

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    Kosha Dillz performance in your house (anywhere in the world outside of the U.S.) We will fly to you for an exclusive performance and shoot a music video of it while performing.

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    Live performance of Kosha Dillz & DJ at your Bar Mitzvah, Wedding, Quincinera, Sweet 16. This is def something for your parents to get you.

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    Perform at your bar mitzvah/quincenera/ Birthday party / wedding with full band - and rock your party with 2 sets for up to 3 hours! Covers included!!!

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    Performance jumping out of Birthday Cake (in front of your mother if desired) plus merchandise, album, credits. (note: cake must be kosha x not ice cream cake)

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    Presenting credit of Documentary; Executive Producer credit on album; Autographed Copy of everything Kosha Dillz that is still in stock. All soft merchandise and everything that I can do for your personal life, plus the option of

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    Personalized song about subject of your choice (authorized for commercial release + license to use) + Presenting Credit on Documentary + Executive Producer Credit on Album + Autographed Copy of everything Kosha Dillz + Team Kosha Sweatsuit + my eternal gratitude and blessings for changing my life!!!

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