Friends and Family:
Our timing and planning with Equipto's final US tour has been nothing short of remarkable. We have an impressive line up of seasoned talent but we've come to a huge snag in the coordinating.
Our dream of having this tour being something special included us riding into the sunset in a tour bus. To keep it a billion, we couldn't afford a lot of models.
But we did come across a, let's say, fixer-upper. So we spent $1700 on a bus that we come to find out needs an additional $7000 in work. Knowing that the price is too steep and understanding that even if we had the money it'd be way too much work and effort into something we'd only be using (and NOT owning), we had to parted ways with the tour bus fantasy.
The snag comes when it appears that our investment is lost with the unusable tour bus. On to plan B. Rental time. After researching costs we find ourselves in excess of $3000 short.
Risks and challenges
Equipto, one of San Francisco's most prolific MC's since the 1990's has released more than 20 albums as a solo artist, group member of (3 Shades of Rhythm, Bored Stiff), & collaborator with (Berner, Andre Nickatina, Michael Marshall, Opio, etc.). Having toured the world and accomplished many of his goals in music, the Stress Free Tour will be his last tour as a solo artist as he's recently announced his retirement from Hip Hop.
To concert attendees of this month long journey, it mirrors the ‘90s again with the underground/independent Hip Hop scene being vibrant and full of great music. Highlights will include: Pep Love & Opio of Hieroglyphics debuting their joint album 1st Light. Also, Equipto who has collaborated with a vast amount of talent on a second Red X Tapes album. Soulful, veteran Bay Area vocalist: Michael Marshall of Timex Social Club. Enthusiastic stage antics from Z-Man of One Block Radius. Serious lyricism from L'Roneous (back with a vengeance after a brief hiatus) and Otayo Dubb whose new album, Cold Piece Of Work, is packed with crisp beats & has given birth to very creative videos. This will prove to be an awesome performance night after night with all shows being anchored by The Bay Area's Most Exciting DJ, Guerilla Funk Recordings’ latest signee: True Justice and Hosted by the always entertaining Zyme of The World Famous Bayliens Crew.
With the best of Bay Area Hip Hop on board we are confident that long time supporters and new found friends will help us overcome the adversity that we have encountered in planning this 30-city tour. We are ready to do what can to return the love in the form exclusive music, autographed tour shirts/cds/posters, and for those able: a meet & greet with the artists if we make it to your town.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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