Colored Girls Hustle Hard Mixtape

Music is a tool. It's magic. It’s food. The messages we feed ourselves have life & power. We’re gonna nourish you with the Colored Girls Hustle Hard Mixtape.
Taja Lindley
Brooklyn, New York
United States
2 Team Members

While our indiegogo campaign has completed, our fundraising has not! You can still support the mixtape with online donations through PayPal: Email taja [at] coloredgirlshustle [dot] com for offline donations of cash, check, or money order.



Whatchu hungry for? We're here to feed you. Check the recipe:

Music is a powerful thing. It’s a tool. It’s magic. It’s food. The messages we feed ourselves have life and power. We’re gonna nourish you.

The Colored Girls Hustle Hard Mixtape is an adventure in creating movements -- in our bodies, in our spirits, with our voices. By using powerful beats and powerful words, we’re inspiring audacious self-expression, authentic living and bold movements in the world. We combine our lived experiences as Black women with the bravado, swag, and pride of hip-hop to honor who we are and who we’re becoming. We tell our own stories, making songs about courage, health and wellness, community building, living outside of a box, and integrity. We’re making music that celebrates our funky-fresh boldness! Who else is rapping about Black women’s self-love over a Rick Ross beat?!

The Colored Girls Hustle Hard Anthem was the genesis of the Mixtape. One year, four songs and thousands of views later, we're ready to go hard and complete the official Mixtape.

We need your help to raise $10,000 to complete the Colored Girls Hustle Hard Mixtape.

Donations, large and small, move us toward our goal, so give what you can! And encourage others to support this project too. We appreciate your support.

After we successfully complete our fundraising campaign, the Mixtape will be available to everyone for FREE download following its release.

Your contributions help pay for the following:


After we write our bars, we gotta get into the studio to record. Our fundraising efforts will help pay for studio space and time to work with a producer.


Like any mixtape we’re using the instrumentals from popular music for our rhymes. In order to legally use these instrumentals, we need to pay to license them for our music. Our fundraising efforts will help pay for these fees.


We believe that people should be compensated for doing work they love. While we hustle from the heart, artists have to eat too! Our fundraising efforts will support the creative process and genius that makes this project possible including honorariums for guest artists who join on us on a track.


This is our album booklet, complete with lyrics, affirmations and original artwork with a funky fresh zine twist! Our successful fundraising efforts will pay for a graphic designer and for limited edition printed copies. The zine will be available for free online download when the Mixtape is released.


What’s a Mixtape without an audience?! Our fundraising efforts will support our promotion materials and administration to ensure that the Mixtape reaches as many people as possible.

Share this journey with us. Be part of our hustle. Take action to make this mixtape possible.


Be sure to donate! Give what you can to our fundraising campaign. Every contribution matters. We appreciate your investment!


Tell your friends you donated. Tell your family that you support this work. Tell your coworkers about colored girls who hustle hard. Make a phone call. Send an email. Share this on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr… tell your whole social network!

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Hit us up for workshops, performances and public speaking:

taja [at] ColoredGirlsHustle [dot] com


Our story goes way back, past the first track. We've been friends for almost ten years and we've always had a festive friendship. When we go out, we're ready to turn a party up. We stay on the dancefloor, going in till the break of dawn. It's because we have a sincere love for hip-hop and for each other. And we’re Black women who care about what’s going on in the world, how it impacts our lives, our communities, and our possibilities. When we come together, we affirm who we are and have fun too. And that’s what the Colored Girls Hustle Hard Mixtape is all about. With your help, we're completing the Mixtape in the spirit of sisterhood, entrepreneurship, courage and creativity.

Holla at ya gurls!

Taja Lindley | Cancer | Founder & Director of Colored Girls Hustle

Artist. Activist. Social Entrepreneur. Writer. Educator. Doula.

Jessica Valoris | Sagittarius | Creative Collaborator of Colored Girls Hustle

Poet. Performer. Visual Artist. Architect of Creative Community.

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raised by 268 people in 1 month
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$10,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on December 13, 2013
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  • $1USD
    The Holla for Yo Dolla Hustle

    Special shout out on our website and acknowledgement in our Mixtape Zine! Holler!

    35 claimed
  • $20USD
    The Supa Dupa Fly Hustle

    All of the above + a limited edition Colored Girls Hustle Hard Sticker!

    79 claimed
  • $35USD
    The Gratitude Hustle

    All of the above + get your name mentioned on a track! When we rap, we'll drop your name into our rhymes. A special song of gratitude for our supporters.

    30 claimed
  • $50USD
    The Twerk Hustle

    All of the above + special invitation to appear in our next video shoot! #lookbackatit (Anticipated release: summer 2014)

    20 claimed
  • $100USD
    The Adornment Hustle

    All of the above + a 30% gift coupon to use on any purchase of Colored Girls Hustle adornment. We have great gifts for the holidays! Excludes shipping. See what's in stock: Can't find what you want? No problem. Coupon applies to custom adornment.

    8 claimed
  • $150USD
    The Self-Love Hustle

    All of the above + a creative portrait with Jess! She will work with artists to develop a visionary self-portrait. After the consultation, Jess will create original artwork based on the artists' vision. Hang it where you'll see it, let it serve as a vision for 2014 and beyond!

    2 out of 5 claimed
  • $200USD
    The Xigga Hustle

    All of the above + a creative poetry or mixed media visual art workshop for one hour with Jess! Use this for yourself, your classroom or community group. Materials and transportation not included. Virtual workshops available. *Does not necessarily include "The Self Love Hustle." Limited offer.

    2 out of 5 claimed
  • $250USD
    The Afro-Alien Hustle

    All of the above + a special, limited edition color printed Mixtape Zine which will include lyrics (for you to sing along!) with original artwork and affirmations from Taja and Jess. Signed by ya gurls! *Does not necessarily include "The Self Love Hustle" or "The Xigga Hustle." Limited offer.

    1 claimed
  • $500USD
    The Kujichagulia Hustle

    All of the above + join us on a track! You get up to 16 bars to make a guest appearance on one of our songs! Transportation not included. *Does not necessarily include "The Self Love Hustle" or "The Xigga Hustle." Limited offer.

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  • $1,000USD
    The Visionary Hustle

    All of the above + you get credit as an Associate Producer of the Mixtape! *Does not necessarily include "The Self Love Hustle" or "The Xigga Hustle." Limited offer.

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