GET OPEN - The Week-End

The Hip-Hop group Get Open is back in the studio recording a new mixtape and album entitled "The Week-End". We need your support to make it a success.
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Come see our FREE live showcase in NYC, Saturday, July 27th @ 10:00pm at Flor de Sol

Kiambu, Dimitri, Siba & Von of GET OPEN would like to thank you for backing our project and helping to make independent music.

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The Pitch:

     Do you remember when rappers were praised for unique lyrical content as well as the ability to rock a party and make it jump? If you miss catchy lyrics that are also thought inspiring, Get Open brings back that authentic sound infused with consciousness and true school Hip-Hop essence that was all but lost. While the industrial corporate machine that dominates commercial radio and television is happy with maintaining the status Quo, we have seen the recent demand of die hard fans create a resurgence of thoughtful lyrics with rappers like Kendrick Lamar and Lupe Fiasco. Hip-Hop music has come full circle. The time is now for genuine high quality products to come to light. Music stores have all but disappeared but this affords all of us the power to choose what we believe to be good music for ourselves.

Two Albums?

Yes. It's been a busy year.

The "BlackBook" mixtape (FREE digital download) will be the first release. 
Featuring Daddy-O (Stesasonic), Little Dany (France), Jennifer Barrett (Jamaica), Baba Israel, Karnage, Jim McElwaine (Tenor Sax) & Stix Bones (Drums).
Production by Imhotep (IAM-France) & SibaGiba
Mid-Summer 2013 release will contain A download  featuring a digital blackbook with Graffti pieces by reknowned (US & French) artists.
 
"The Week-End"The full length album travels through 2 days and 3 nights at the end of the week when folks take time off to relax, party and travel. You'll find a worldly mix of sophisticated and sexy music, influenced by New York urban life.  The Week-End is an accessible soundtrack to time off that gives a nod to the daily grind of  the concrete jungle in an entertaining way. 
Production by Imhotep/Akhenaton (IAM-France), Glam (Germany) & SibaGiba
Fall 2013 release.
 
Thank you to all artists involved, especially Glam/58 Beats for the inspiration to make this new record, Joy Poirel & Paul Hackmann as well as Reid Van Renesee for the great videos!
 

Bio

GET OPEN
In 1994, Get Open was founded by SibaGiba (Producer/MC) when he was studying music at SUNY Purchase College. He met the other 4 original members in school; Kiambu (MC), VonMeista (MC/Producer), Zook (MC) Los (Spoken Word/MC) and DJ Jes Lover (DJ/Producer).
Get Open has traveled the globe and performed as headliners in Germany and France as well as other countries. Get Open has also opened for artists such as KRS 1/BDP, De La Soul, Jungle Brothers, Tha Alkoholiks, Special Ed, and others.
Through a collaboration with composer Saundi Wilson who also attended Purchase, Get Open was featured with the late Jazz Trumpeter Lester Bowie's creation: Hip-Hop Feel-Harmonic orchestra in 1995, which assembled more than 40 musicians and Get Open.
During our senior year, 1996, we released our first 12inch vinyl single.
It caught the attention of West coasts DJs like J.Rocc (Beat Junkies), DJ Numark (Jurassic 5), Truly Odd (Heavyweights, Strong Arm steady), Peanut Butter Wolf (Stones Throw) and T-Love the MC and journalist at URB magazine. From that single, Yellow Productions (France) today known for producing Dance/Pop act Bob Sinclar, offered the group an EP deal which went on to sell 5,000 units in Europe without any promo. It featured Sadat X of Brand Nubian.
During this time, Siba was enjoying great success after producing for Everlast's (House of Pain) multi platinum and grammy nominated album "Whitey Ford Sings The Blues". Overtime Records Inc was born and released a solo 12 inch single of VonMeista featuring Sadat X in association with Ozone Music (Co-Flow-El P, Mike Ladd, etc…).
Although still making music seperately, the group has been on a hiatus since 2001.
Siba formed Brüknahm with Mr Saundi Wilson, worked the Jettsonz Productions (Nina Sky, Sean Paul) and in 2009 co-founded a non-profit organization, the Hip-Hop Loves Foundation.
 

Budget Needs

The budget for this project is $25,000 which covers much of the cost of the items listed below. Get Open has spent the past year recording and funds raised in this campaign will complement pre and post production costs. Items not listed below are not included in our budget (T-shirts, CDs manufacturing, Shipping, etc.). We want to hire a Professional mix engineer to put out the best sounding record we can, so we are hiring seasoned veterans to mix and master the 2 records. We want the album to be heard by everyone so we need promotion. Videos are necessary tools. Must have.

  • $10,000 Album Mixing & Mastering by reknown mix engineers.
  • $10,000 Promotion/P.R. for 6 months and online/viral marketing
  • $  6,000 Filming/editing videos

 

Contribution Perks

  • The WEEK-END CD/Digital Download
  • Get Open T-shirts (New Logo)
  • Tickets to future shows
  • Exclusive music from Get Open
  • A limited edition CD booklet (catalog form) by painter Jerome Lagarrigue
  • Appearance in a future music video
  • Attend a open studio recording session with Get Open
  • A private performance by Get Open in your home or venue (in NYC area, if outside NYC or Internatlonal, please contact us)
  • Executive producer credits on the new CD

 

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$4,805USD
raised by 68 people in 1 month
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$25,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on July 28, 2013
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  • $1USD
    A Sincere Thank You

    $1 or more. Every dollar counts!

    0 out of 25000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: July 2013
  • $15USD
    Digital Download

    $15 or more. Digital download of "The Week-End" before the public release. Plus bonus recordings.

    19 out of 1000 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $25USD
    The Week-End CD

    $25 or more. Physical copy of "The Week-End" before the public release. (includes shipping in USA, Int'l Shipping please add $20.00) Plus everything above.

    8 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $55USD
    CD & T-Shirt

    $55 or more. Signed copy of our CD and a Get Open T-Shirt with new logo. (includes shipping in USA, Int'l Shipping please add $20.00) Plus everything above.

    12 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $75USD
    Show Tickets

    $75 or more. 2 complimentary tickets to a future show. (includes shipping in USA, Int'l shipping please add $20.00) Plus everything above.

    5 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $100USD
    Exclusive Get Open Songs

    $100 or more. Receive exclusive Get Open songs and limited edition EP of vintage material. (includes shipping in USA, Int'l shipping please add $20.00) Plus everything above.

    1 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
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    Limited Edition Art Work

    $150 or more. A limited edition CD booklet (catalog form) by painter Jerome Lagarrigue. (includes shipping in USA, Int'l shipping please add $20.00) Plus everything above.

    3 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $300USD
    Recording studio experience

    $300 or more. Come hang at the studio in NYC while we record songs for upcoming projects. Discover how we craft new music and get to hang with cool cats ;) (includes shipping in USA, Int'l shipping add $20.00) Plus everything above.

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    Music Video appearance

    $500 or more. Featured appearance in a Music Video. (includes shipping in USA, Int'l shipping add $20.00) Plus everything above.

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    Exectutive Producer

    $1,000 or more. Executive Producer credit on LP and Mixtape (includes shipping in USA, Int'l shipping add $20.00) Plus everything above.

    1 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
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