I just received the art for the promotional poster for my concept rap album You Only Die Once from Jennifer Prentice, who is an awesome illustrator and an old friend of mine. She did all of the hard work: all I did was add the movie credits. Some of the money I’m raising will go to pay her for her services, as well as bringing more illustrators I know aboard for some more cool art.
The lovely lady pictured with me is Nyima Funk, a ridiculously talented actress and comedienne I met during my freshman year of college. Her credits include starring roles on “Who’s Line Is It Anyway?”, “Key & Peele,” “Wild ‘N Out” and “Undercover Cupid.” She has graciously agreed to be “Cast” in my story as Agent 69, a secret agent sent from MI-5 to back up Agent 008 ½ in his mission to recover a stolen Neutron Bomb.
This image is available as a poster to everyone who contributes at least $20 to the campaign, and they’ll receive it along with the illustrated chapbook and three bonus songs.
I’m also going to have this available on YODO-related merch, so if you’d like to see this image on a T-shirt or coffee mug, that will be available also.
Oh, and in case you were wondering what type of role Agent 69 plays in my story, she is a major part of the song “Find Out,” which I’m giving you a sneak peek of…right now.
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As all of you know, I’ve been working diligently on my new album “You Only Die Once.” You also probably know that I’ve started a crowdfunding campaign to raise the necessary loot to put the album out myself. Well, I plan on giving you all periodic updates on how the album is coming along.
As of this posting, 14 of the planned 19 songs of the album are completed. Well, actually, 12 are completed. One song – the theme song – has the music and lyrics done, but I’m waiting on a special guest singer (my sister Tia Callee) to lay down the vocals. She really liked the song, so I’m giving her first crack at it. The other track features my cousin Mr. Wre and my brother LyriCal. We’re waiting on LyriCal to lay his verse down before that one is done. It’s a bonus song called “From The Shadows” and will be available exclusively on the Deluxe version of the album…but those who contribute to the campaign will get the song before everyone else does.
I’ve picked the singles for the album already, and I went ahead and created cover art for each one. Check them out below.
The fourth one wasn’t originally planned as a single, but it came out so well that I felt it would be a crime not to release it. Kudos to Rex from Flint’s Lost Millenium crew, to my man Nic Bolas, and to both Masdamind and Unique the Eskimo from the Nerdcore collective for lending their guest verses. You guys are the reason why I’m making this song into a single.
Oh, I guess you’re wondering what I’m talking about. The song is called “The Henchmen.” It’s a remix to my song “The Henchman,” and you can hear a sneak peek rough version of it right now.
Here’s hoping this makes you want to invest in my album. More updates as they come.