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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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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.
Yes. It's been a busy year.
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.
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.
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
- 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