Whoever came up with the idea for Kickstarter was an absolute genius. Yeah, yeah I know Captain Obvious strikes again; the sky is blue, ducks like water whatever. From an independent music stand point however you can’t deny that it’s become invaluable to artists in the last few years, as well as bridging the gap between a fan and their favourite musician. Although truth be told I suppose if you really wanted to talk to your favourite indie rapper chances are you can still send them love letters disguised as tweets, and you’ll probably get a nice response. Have I done it? Of course I have c’om on now how am I?
Anyway for those not aware, Bambu is one the most respected and (In my humble opinion. Actually no it’s not humble, I’m right) and talented rappers currently making music right now. He’s also an active community organiser, and spends just as much time working with people as he does talking about it on his records. That concept might seem a little nutty to some but yes it is possible. Bambu has recently started a Kickstarter to fund his latest project ‘Party Worker’. As with most KS campaigns you’ll get all the usual audio bonuses and early downloads/physical copies, but with this one you get a whole lot more. Due to Bambu wanting to write a record directly influenced by workers, there’ll be a yearbook documenting the working people inspiring the different tracks, interviews and exclusive webisodes. Not to mention all the nice clothing, snapbacks, HANDWRITTEN VERSES (I capitalised it because this is fucking rad and you need to share in my excitement), exclusive videos, content and a whole lot more.
Actually you know what? Stop listening to me and listen to Bam instead.