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Middle class rap hero, Maine's own Spose, has two new projects of material done but to raise a budget to make sure people hear them!

WELCOME TO THE YARD SALE, BROS & WOMEN.

Before you read this, you should watch the video above. Seriously. It'll tell you everything you need to know without you having to go through the arduous task of READING something. If you hate moving pictures and love text, however, then, by all means, continue reading:

My name is Ryan Peters but a lot more people know me as the rapper Spose. If you want the detailed rundown on my career, go read the wikipedia page someone made for me: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spose. To put it succinctly: I'm a rapper from Maine who raps about the triumphs and perils of middle class life. I'm three albums, two mixtapes, and one gold single ("I'm Awesome") into my career thus far.

I released my most recent album "The Audacity!" in April and, although it was well-received by my fans, peaking at #6 on the iTunes Hip-Hop Albums chart, I think it could've done a lot better. Ever since I left Universal Republic Records in late 2010, I've been risking almost every dollar I have to push my music to as many new listeners as possible. However, once I've paid for all my own recording, mixing, mastering, promotion, duplication, artwork, merchandise, Taco Bell, and food for my daughter, I'm usually not left with much left for videos (Read: I'm broke!!!). 

So, here I am again, 6 months after The Audacity! with two new releases ready to go. The first is called Dankonia and it's a mixtape I made of me rapping entirely over instrumentals of one of my favorite groups of all time: Outkast. It's one of the most unique and lyrical projects I've ever taken on and I'm enthralled with how dope the final product is sounding. It's a true homage to the pure hip-hop I wanted to make when I started out, before "pop-rap" became the dominant music of the time. The second release is called "The Peter Sparker Mixtape," something I started in 2010 and is finally nearing it's completion. Even though it's called a "mixtape," it's all original, brand new Spose songs, including some collaborations with some artists and producers you may be familiar with outside of my normal PDank circle. 

Even though I'm stoked about the great music I'm about to release, I'm worried that, without the right promotion, both Dankonia and The Peter Sparker Mixtape might meet the same fate as The Audacity! - as in, everybody that hears it loves it, but not enough people hear it to begin with. That's why I've started this Kickstarter.

In 2012, a video is more important than a song. However, as an artist who still cares very deeply about his songwriting and lyrics, I want to make sure I can get my songs to the people who would enjoy them. To do that, I need videos. I need dope videos. And I need to make sure those videos end up on as many blogs and websites as possible. To do that requires quite a bit of money. So, that's where we're at. I'm looking for $25,000 to make sure my new music reaches as many new listeners as possible and, obviously, as always, to make sure I'm able to continue doing creative, independent, quality music and videos for the fans who've already stuck with me from the start.

In exchange for your generosity, I've got a lot of dope shit to offer including over 20 unreleased Spose songs for only $5, a ton of Spose & PDank clothing that has never been available before anywhere, and a lot of sweet, one-of-a-kind Spose memorabilia, your own personal Spose concert or song, and a shitload more sweet stuff. There's a column to the right that has all the information you'll need. Here's a quick breakdown, with pictures, of all the shit I've got to offer in exchange for your hard-earned cash:

Exclusive Spose and PDank merchandise including the classic "PDank" shirt and hoodie as well as other brand new items.
Exclusive Spose and PDank merchandise including the classic "PDank" shirt and hoodie as well as other brand new items.
Get "The Yard Sale : 20 Unreleased Spose Tracks" for $5 or "The Yard Sale" and THE ENTIRE SPOSE CATALOG for only $20 exclusively through Kickstarter!
Get "The Yard Sale : 20 Unreleased Spose Tracks" for $5 or "The Yard Sale" and THE ENTIRE SPOSE CATALOG for only $20 exclusively through Kickstarter!
Hang out with Spose - play Roomball or Catan - or get your own personal Spose song or concert!
Hang out with Spose - play Roomball or Catan - or get your own personal Spose song or concert!
Get the Snuggies from the "I'm Awesome" video, the artwork for "The Audacity!" and many more exclusive items!
Get the Snuggies from the "I'm Awesome" video, the artwork for "The Audacity!" and many more exclusive items!

JUST ADDED:

SPOSE/PDANK STICKERS AND LIGHTERS JUST ADDED 11/10!
SPOSE/PDANK STICKERS AND LIGHTERS JUST ADDED 11/10!
Tried to photograph the Spose skateboard available for $150 but I got mugged by this bandit.
Tried to photograph the Spose skateboard available for $150 but I got mugged by this bandit.
The CD version of "Spose Unplugged" added on 10/31 available exclusively thru the Kickstarter till 11/23!
The CD version of "Spose Unplugged" added on 10/31 available exclusively thru the Kickstarter till 11/23!

That just about sums it up. I'm giving us 30 days to pull this off, so please, beg, borrow, or steal (as long as it's from the rich, not the poor) to help me reach this goal so I can continue to make honest music about OUR lives and spread the gospel of Spose and PDank all the way to the castle walls.


Thank you so much to my fans for their help with this and with everything else. I hope "The Yard Sale" gives you some things you've been looking to hear for years as well as hope for the future. I'm stoked to be able to release these new projects with the potential to make sure people actually know about it this time!! 

PDANK FOREVER,

- Spose

Ps. I'm also embarking on "The Yard Sale Tour" starting on Nov. 26 in Philadelphia with Cam Groves, Kristina Kentigian, and Jay Caron and Mike B of Educated Advocates. Here are the tour dates:

11/25 - BOSTON, MA - GREAT SCOTT 
11/26 - PHILADELPHIA, PA - KUNG FU NECKTIE
11/28 - TOLEDO, OH - FRANKIES
11/29 - DEKALB, IL - HOUSE CAFE
12/01 - MINNEAPOLIS, MN - HELL'S KITCHEN
12/02 - IOWA CITY, IA - GABE'S
12/04 - ST. LOUIS, MO - FUBAR
12/05 - CLEVELAND, OH - PEABODY'S
12/06 - PITTSBURGH, PA - SHADOW LOUNGE
12/07 - ALLENTOWN, PA - CROCODILE ROCK
12/08 - STATEN ISLAND, NY - FULL CUP
12/09 - HARTFORD, CT - WEBSTER UNDERGROUND
12/27 - PORTLAND, ME - THE BIG EASY

WITH MORE TO COME! HOPE TO SEE YOU OUT THERE IN AMERICA!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Luckily, I've embarked on several mail-order shipping projects before with my fanbase, so I know it's a huge pain in the ass and tons of work, way more than making music is. So, I'm more organized this time, I look forward to getting everybody who pledges all their merch and memoribilia and experiences in the timeliest manner possible. I've ever set aside two weeks in December to do just that. Other than that, the risk and challenge I face is not meeting my goal and doing this all for naught. I think my fanbase will come through, though, and I'll be able to achieve my goal.

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    Receive new, unreleased Spose track "Never Be Alone" (mp3) and an imaginary high-five for your help.

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    Receive “The Yard Sale” (20+ unreleased Spose mp3s) including “Molly Ringwald,” “All That,” “Set On You,” "Never Be Alone," songs that didn’t make it on “The Audacity!” and various other amazing songs that I'm very proud of that never saw the light of day. Expect delivery within 24 to 48 hours of purchase via Kickstarter message.

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    BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL! The Kickstarter ends on Black Friday at 5 pm. So for this last day only, you can get the ENTIRE SPOSE CATALOG for only $15 !! That's Preposterously Dank, Happy Medium, The Audacity!, We Smoked It All, We Smoked It All 2, and The Yard Sale. That's over 80 songs for only $15. BLACK FRIDAY ONLY. And you don't even have to go stand in a line at midnight to get it!

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    Receive “The Yard Sale” (20+ unreleased Spose mp3s) physical copy, signed by Spose, as well as the download. Download will arrive within 48 hours, CD will arrive in December.

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    Receive a small package of PDank and Spose-related die-cut stickers sent you. You'll also receive "The Yard Sale" in mp3 form. IF YOU'VE ALREADY PLEDGED and you want to receive this, just add $15 to your pledge and send me a Kickstarter message letting me know that's what the increase was for.

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    Receive limited edition "PDank" or "Spose" lighter. These are Bic lighters - one is black with the classic PDank logo and one is red with the classic Spose logo and a classic Spose lyric written on the opposite side. You'll also receive the Yard Sale in mp3 form. IF YOU'VE ALREADY PLEDGED and you want to receive this, just add $15 to your pledge and send me a Kickstarter message letting me know that's what the increase was for.

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    Receive “The Yard Sale” mp3s plus the ENTIRE SPOSE CATALOG in mp3 form (Preposterously Dank, We Smoked It All, Happy Medium, We Smoked It All 2, and The Audacity!). Yes, that's every Spose song ever released for just $20. Expect delivery within 48 hours of purchase.

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    Receive signed copy of "The Audacity!" mailed to you as well as digital downloads of "The Yard Sale" and the entire Spose catalog within the next 48 hours. (Shoutout to Mason Dearborn for suggesting this option)

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    JUST ADDED on 10/31: Receive one of 200 hand-numbered, limited edition, signed copies of "Spose Unplugged" in CD form. This will never be released anywhere else. There are only 200 and they will only be available until Nov. 24 when this Kickstarter ends. This is the actual recording of the most beloved Spose concert ever played 10/20/12 at One Longfellow Square in Portland, Maine where Spose was flanked by some of Portland, Maine's most talented musicians including Sly Chi and Kristina Kentigian. The tracklist for the CD is as follows: 1. Drugs Girls Money Liquor 2. Gee Willikers 3. Jimmy! 4. Knocking on Wood 5. Christmas Song 6. Can't Get There From Here 7. Smiley Face 8. Outro 9. This Is How We Do It 10. Blow My Candle Out 11. I'm Awesome Own this exclusive piece of Maine hiphop history. You will also receive a download of "The Yard Sale" with your purchase. Expect delivery in early 2013.

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    Receive signed Spose poster sent to your house, as well as “The Yard Sale” in mp3 form sent to via Kickstarter Message and the entire Spose catalog in mp3s as well. Expect poster in early 2013, entire Spose catalog download within 48 hours of purchase.

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    Kickstarter-only “SPOSE” SKULL t-shirt (black) in your size plus “The Yard Sale” and the entire Spose catalog in mp3s. Shirt has "Spose" logo in large light blue text on the back.

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    Kickstarter-only “PDank” upsidedown logo t-shirt (green) in your size plus “The Yard Sale” and the entire Spose catalog in mp3s.

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    Kickstarter-only “No You’re Not Dude Don’t Lie” t-shirt (red) in your size plus “The Yard Sale” and the entire Spose catalog in mp3s.

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    JUST ADDED NOV. 8: Receive the black Spose Skull-logo t-shirt in GIRL SHIRT form. These are slightly more fitted and we'll find the right size for you after the Kickstarter ends. They're black with the white "Spose" skull on the "chest." You'll also receive "The Yard Sale" and the entire Spose catalog in mp3 form. IF YOU'VE ALREADY PLEDGED and you want to receive this, just add $30 to your pledge and send me a Kickstarter message letting me know that's what the increase was for.

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    “PDank” classic logo t-shirt (black) in your size plus “The Yard Sale” and the entire Spose catalog in mp3s.

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    Kickstarter-only “MAINE : Mad Trees Since 1820” t-shirt (navy) in your size plus “The Yard Sale” and the entire Spose catalog in mp3s. Shirt has "Spose" logo in large light blue text on the back.

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    Kickstarter-only “I’m Awesome” (white) t-shirt plus signed “I’m Awesome” poster as well as “The Yard Sale” and the entire Spose catalog in mp3s.

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    JUST ADDED 11/08: Receive limited edition PDank upside-logo Snapback hat. One size fits all. The hat is black with the upside down Pdank logo in stitched on in white. These are available EXCLUSIVELY thru the Kickstarter. With your purchase you'll also receive "The Yard Sale" and the entire Spose catalog in mp3 form. IF YOU'VE ALREADY PLEDGED and you want to receive this, just add $50 to your pledge and send me a Kickstarter message letting me know that's what the increase was for.

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    “PDank” classic hoodie plus “The Yard Sale” and the entire Spose catalog in mp3 form.

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    Receive the entire Spose catalog in mp3s plus the entire Spose catalog physically sent to you (5 albums on CD, including "The Yard Sale"). "The Audacity!" and "The Yard Sale" by Spose will be signed.

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    Receive the mp3 of the first single from "Peter Sparker" called "I'm Starving" four months before anyone else hears it. It's $100 because, frankly, I don't want anyone to hear it. If you're crazy enough to spend $100 on a song, I will personally call you to thank you and send you signed copies of all the Spose albums. You will receive this song on the day the Kickstarter ends. IF YOU'VE ALREADY PLEDGED and you want to receive this, just add $100 to your pledge and send me a Kickstarter message letting me know that's what the increase was for.

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    JUST ADDED 11/08: Spose will be reprinting his first album on VINYL for the first time. The cult-classic "Preposterously Dank" will be available on RED vinyl with extended artwork. Also including will be the lyrics to the album, never before released. This will not be available anywhere else except the Kickstarter for the next two weeks. In the meantime you'll receive "The Yard Sale" in mp3 form and the entire Spose catalog in mp3 form also. IF YOU'VE ALREADY PLEDGED and you want to receive this, just add $100 to your pledge and send me a Kickstarter message letting me know that's what the increase was for.

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    When Spose releases "The Peter Sparker Mixtape," he'll be releasing a limited number of actual books to accompany it with all the lyrics to every album Spose has ever released. There will only be 20 of these available, they'll all be signed, and delivered to you. They won't be printed to potential March or April next year but there will only be a few. You'll include a physical copy of Peter Sparker as well as the "Spose: The Complete Lyrics Collection." This shit will be amazing so snag one if you can, there will be artwork, and a short story by Spose included (yes, a short story, bitches). While you wait, you will receive "The Yard Sale" as well as the entire Spose catalog in mp3 form delivered to you digitally.

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    ADDED 50 MORE 11/08: When Spose releases "The Peter Sparker Mixtape," he'll be releasing a limited number of actual books to accompany it with all the lyrics to every album Spose has ever released. I put 20 of these up for sale but due to popular demanded, I'm releasing another 50 of them exclusively through the Kickstarter. They won't be printed till potentially March or April next year but there will only be a few. You'll include a physical copy of Peter Sparker as well as the "Spose: The Complete Lyrics Collection." This shit will be amazing so snag one if you can, there will be artwork, and a short story by Spose included (yes, a short story, bitches). While you wait, you will receive "The Yard Sale" as well as the entire Spose catalog in mp3 form delivered to you digitally. IF YOU'VE ALREADY PLEDGED and you want to receive this, just add $125 to your pledge and send me a Kickstarter message letting me know that's what the increase was for.

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    JUST ADDED 11/08 : Receive all five of the shirts from "The Yard Sale" in your size: PDank classic logo, PDank upside logo, Spose skull logo, "No You're Not Dude Don't Lie" shirt, and the Maine: Mad Trees since 1820. IF YOU'VE ALREADY PLEDGED and you want to receive this, just add $130 to your pledge and send me a Kickstarter message letting me know that's what the increase was for.

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    Receive one of the 11 original framed marker drawings used in The Audacity! artwork, created specifically for the album art by Ron “Phayce” Sellner. I pick which one you receive but these are the original drawings that I scanned in and used in the album art, on paper. There is one for each song on the album. You’ll also receive a signed copy of The Audacity! plus the “The Yard Sale” and the entire Spose catalog in mp3 format.

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    JUST ADDED 11/8 : Get the exclusive Spose-themed "Drugs, Girls, Money, Liquor" skateboard deck designed by 207 Brand's Glen Halladay shipped to your house. You'll also receive "The Yard Sale" and the entire Spose catalog in mp3 form. If you've already pledged and want this, just increase your pledge by $150 and send me a Kickstarter message letting me know that's what the increase was for. IF YOU'VE ALREADY PLEDGED and you want to receive this, just add $150 to your pledge and send me a Kickstarter message letting me know that's what the increase was for.

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    Receive the original hand-painted “I’m Awesome” banner from the concert part of the “I’m Awesome” video, one of the exclusive “I’m Awesome” t-shirts, all Spose’s albums signed, the “I’m Awesome” promo poster signed by Spose.

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    Play ROOMBALL with Spose. If you follow P. Dank or Spose closely you may have seen us play a game called Roomball. We play this game everywhere: at home, on tour, in hotel rooms, backstage, outdoors, etc. It's a ridiculous/amazing combination of dodgeball, baseball, and sitting that is both addicting and amazing. If you buy this, and you can come to Wells, Maine, we'll arrange a time to play as much Roomball as you want with you and a friend. You don't need to be good at sports to be decent at Roomball (hence why Spose plays it so much). You'll also get a signed copy of "The Audacity!" and a download of The Yard Sale and the entire Spose catalog. Please buy this so Spose has an excuse to play tons of ROOMBALL.

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    Settle Catan with Spose. You and a friend will take on Spose and Cam Groves in the greatest board game known to man: Settlers of Catan. Spose and Cam both take Catan pretty seriously and will show up with the intention to whoop your sheepless ass. However, it will be fun. This is available for anybody who can come to Wells, Maine to play against us. You'll also get a signed copy of "The Audacity!" and a download of "The Yard Sale" + the entire Spose catalog in mp3.

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    Get a track on “The Peter Sparker Mixtape” named after you. If you’d rather have it be named somebody else’s name or some other thing, like your company or website address or Instagram name, that’s fine, too. There will only be 100 printed copies of “The Peter Sparker Mixtape” made on CD and you will receive 3 of them signed, sent to you. You’ll also receive the entire Spose catalog as well as “The Yard Sale” in mp3 form.

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    Get a Spose song made for you or someone you know. There are only three of these available because they take a lot of time and effort. The song will probably be between 1 and 3 minutes and touch on whatever you’re hoping it touches on. Trying to get with a girl? Trying to convince someone something? Want me to diss someone you know who sucks? Wanna quit your job creatively and stick it to your douchey boss? Let me handle it. In song form. You’ll also get the whole Spose catalog and The Yard Sale in mp3 form and whatever merchandise you want, signed and sent to your house (up to 5 items of your choosing: shirts, CDs, whatever).

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