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We are changing hip hop. WE HAVE A NEW GOAL, $10,000, IT WILL MAKE THIS ALBUM EVEN BETTER!! :-)
Low Viscosity is my name. Music is my HOW. Love is my WHY. Flow Life | Stay Fluid
Low Viscosity is my name. Music is my HOW. Love is my WHY. Flow Life | Stay Fluid
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We are flippin out right now!! Haha you guys are too amazing :)

The new goal is $10,000!! The extra money will allow us to spend more time in the studio and make the songs better, get better beats, feature some awesome artists and create better music videos. We can do a lot with $8500, but the more we get, the better this album (and the rewards :) will be!

WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!! THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING!!

HERE IS AN ACAPELLA PREVIEW OF A FEW POTENTIAL SONGS OFF "THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED"

"The influence hip-hop/rap music has on our youth and culture is undeniable. The negative messages fed to its young listeners are also obvious."- So even if you don't care much for rap music, please help the cause to give the young people that do like it positive music to listen to!

A message from Low Viscosity:

I've been working to create content and develop my skill set as an artist over the past year. Now I'm ready to create and promote my first FREE album, "The Road Less Traveled", and hopefully go on tour! The album will consist of at least 17 songs, and possibly 5 music videos will be made shortly after its release.

I've encountered, like every other lover of hip-hop, a real problem. The beats are great, but what about the lyrical content? The influence hip-hop/rap music has on our youth and culture is undeniable. The negative messages fed to its young listeners are also obvious. Today's rap industry is dominated by artists that glorify drugs and alcohol, rap about violence, and communicate demeaning viewpoints on women. Vulgar language and inappropriate sexual references are not uncommon. The problem is not the vehicle of expression, it's what's being expressed! I'm not going to spend much time discussing what's wrong with the world and the music industry, because you already know that and it's my job to focus on what I am doing about it.

As a 16 year old rap artist leading a movement of positive change in the industry, my mission is to lead, inspire, and empower young people to share their value with the world through their unique creative abilities! I have a vision of my music being played for millions of people around the world. I can see them smile and dance to it, but most importantly, I see them being empowered to tap into their true potential! My lyricism focuses on true principles to live by. I want kids to realize the real power they have to create a life of abundance, and to be aligned with the dreams God has given them! I want to reinvent what the term “rap” means to the world, and fill stadiums with kids throwing their hands up to meaningful songs. I love people, and I want to express that with my music and leave my mark on the world. That is the cause, and if you connect with it, your pledge will go a long way (plus we have some pretty awesome rewards)!

The amount we need to raise to get started is $8,500 (additional capital will still be needed and put to good use, but this is the first goal). This specific amount will cover studio time for the album, music videos, as well as an aggressive online promotion strategy; what's the use of making great music if nobody will hear it?! We will be working with a team of music promotion and social media professionals at Talent House Live (who've worked with the likes of rapper YG and superstar Kanye West) to get the word out about my music and have a strong start right out of the gate! It is of extreme importance to me to produce the highest quality music, not only in terms of lyrical content, but also to have the songs recorded with exceptional equipment and to work with the best producers and sound engineers in the business. This is why we choose to work with Side 3 Studios, whose impressive client list includes Kanye West, Bow Wow, Train, B.o.B, Faith Hill, T-Pain, Busta Rhymes, and the list goes on. 

Just to give you an idea of how much some of our expenses are:

  • Studio time-$75/hour (most songs take about 2 hours to record and mix)
  • Talent House Live marketing package-$3,500

Money is a means to an end, and as backers become involved in this cause, great things will happen!

Get to know us a little better:

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Low Viscosity's Twitter

Clay's Twitter

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Clay's Facebook

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!

We really appreciate you taking the time to check out what we're so passionate about! My big bro and I have spent many late nights expanding on concepts and thinking of fresh and exciting strategies, all to bring YOU the best music possible, and be the best we can be. We have extremely high hopes for this free album! Please help us make it happen! If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact us!

HERE IS A PREVIEW OF THE LIMITED EDITION LOW VISCOSITY FITTED HAT AT THE $100 REWARD LEVEL (plus you get the $15 reward).

IF YOU CAN'T HELP US FINANCIALLY, CLICK HERE TO PRINT THIS FLYER AND SHARE IT WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY!! 

HERE ARE SOME MISCELLANEOUS FLYERS YOU CAN HAVE FOR FREE! CLICK THE LINK ABOVE EACH ONE TO PRINT A COPY! AS YOU CAN SEE, THE POSTER WE'RE GOING TO CREATE FOR THE $50 REWARD IS GONNA BE PRETTY SWEET :)

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Why “Low Viscosity”?:
As a rap artist, I wanted a name with real meaning behind it. I needed a name that expresses who I am
and why I am doing the things I'm doing. “Viscosity” is a science term that means, “resistance to flow”. Flow is an important quality for any great rap verse, but that's not really why I picked a name that means “high flow”. As I accept my natural gifts and the things I'm passionate about, and I focus on using them every day to contribute my value to the world, life truly flows. I'm not living in resistance to my creative faculties and passions. I call this way of living, “Flow Life”. If every being on this planet was to live this way (humans seem to be the only ones that haven't gotten it right), imagine how the world would look! Every person being clear and definite in their purpose, and matching that with daily action, would change the world. Life was created to flow like this. When you live in line with your purpose, life goes naturally. That's why I'm Low Viscosity. That is why I'm leading the Flow Life movement (the Flow Life© product and apparel line's release date is to be determined).


More about me:
I haven't quite had the typical life of an American teenager. I remember back in elementary school
thinking, “I'm gonna be famous some day. I don't know what for yet, but I will be.” I always had a very strong connection to language and communication. The most common discussion at my parent-teacher conferences was basically about me being very capable of great work, but spending too much time socializing and talking. I agreed with them every time, but I preferred building relationships over doing my schoolwork, so that never changed much.


Fast-forward to my freshman year in high school, and I attended a seminar with my parents that, at the time, I was unaware would alter the course of my life. At that event, we made the decision to commit to a series of personal development camps and courses over the next two years. I've come to know that we all have the resources available to live truly great lives, and I couldn't hold that knowledge the rest of my life without the intent to use it and change my life and the lives of millions of others. I developed a kind of addiction to these books and seminars that teach powerful principles for business and living life on purpose. I have grown clearer and clearer in my vision, and cultivated an unshakable faith that I am creating it. I've spent many days in emotional turmoil, not knowing what I want to do, but that if I continued doing what I'd been doing, I wouldn't be very happy with my life in two to five years.


There are many things I am passionate about, the top being writing, speaking, rapping, and dancing. My love for these things is amplified when I relate them to my personal relationships and interactions with people. I identified at one point that I want to lead, teach, and train young people to create their desired life, and I came to the conclusion that out of my talents in the areas above, rapping would be the initial medium I'd use to achieve this.


My brother helped me to really believe in my abilities, and was more confident than I was in the beginning. He's stayed persistent in keeping me focused and constantly getting better, and I wouldn't be anywhere close to where I am without him. It has always been him that has kept me developing whatever I'm interested in. It was inevitable that he would play a coaching role in my path as an artist. The decision to have him as my manager just made too much sense to not make.


I love music, and all the arts in general. I think that I resonate with rap as an art of expression because it brings together a wide range of my interests and talents. My love for language comes out through my music, and I can address topics relevant to my convictions. I can express myself freely and confidently, and I think that's the key, to find the creative vehicle you really love, and then to focus all your energy and resources into using it to better the world. Everyone is creative. Some express it through architecture or graphic design, others through math or chemistry. Some may not know how to express it yet, and I am here to help them find it in themselves. This work is important and necessary, and despite me being a sixteen year old kid from suburban Colorado, my focus is global. Help me take this to the masses.

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