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Hello!

For those of you who may not know who I am, let me give you a brief introduction. I am an MC, a lyricist, a rapper and an artist. I am one-half of the duo Blackalicious, one-third of the super-group The Mighty Underdogs and one-fifth of the world renowned Quannum Projects Collective.

I am also a solo artist and I go by the name of The Gift of Gab.



I have spent the past 2 decades honing my craft through releasing albums, mixtapes, EPs and relentless touring. With 9 full-length albums, 3 EPs, mixtapes and countless guest appearances I have arrived at this moment in time with my new EP, “Rejoice! Rappers Are Rapping Again!!” – a FREE EP that I have released in anticipation for my currently-untitled fourth solo record which I plan to release next year.
With this record I have joined forces with Patreon to do something that has never been done before.

But first things first.

5 years ago I underwent surgery for kidney failure. Since then I have been going through dialysis treatments three times per week and am on a wait list for a new kidney. This was something that completely changed my life and made me realize how important every moment we have on this Earth really is.
That being said, it has been difficult for me to tour as much as I used to and I’ve had to make some adjustments. Being an Independent Artist, touring is one of the major factors in how we make a living and we don’t rely on record sales as much as we rely on ticket sales.
Because of this I have had to re-think how I earn as an artist. As much as I love touring, it’s just not possible for me to be on the road for months at a time as I once did and so I’ve realized that what’s important is to connect directly with YOU – my fans!



I’ve teamed up with Patreon to offer something new and different that is going to be as fun and exciting for me as I hope it is for you.
With Patreon I’m able to offer a monthly subscription service that allows me to connect directly with my fans while at the same time offering up new and exclusive content that will only be available to those who subscribe.
One of the things I’m doing is giving fans a chance to literally be a part of my new record. Through Patreon you can choose different levels of subscription which offer you the chance to not only get your name in the credits, but actually get your face on the album cover!

And just so you know, this album is going to be limited edition and made available only to subscribers.
Everyone who contributes at a certain level will receive their choice of an autographed vinyl or CD copy of the record along with their name and/or face on it!
With this monthly subscription service I’m also going to be releasing new material that you’ll only hear through Patreon. This includes new songs, demos, freestyles, remixes and more! In addition I will be releasing one new track from the upcoming album every couple of months. As subscribers you will be the first to hear the new songs all the way up until the album is released in 2018.
I’m also going to be hosting exclusive live video performances and offering subscribers special items such as t-shirts, autographed CDs, phone calls, video chats, behind-the-scenes videos from the studio and on the road as well as a bunch of surprises along the way!

I truly believe this is an opportunity to make history by revolutionizing the way Independent Artists make their livelihood. No labels – no middlemen – just the artist and the fans (and of course Patreon)!
Also, 10% of all proceeds will be donated directly to the National Kidney Foundation.

I want to thank all of my fans who have supported me and my music over the years and continue to do so. Without all of you I couldn’t make any of this happen.

I really hope you’ll join me on this journey so that we can explore the possibilities together.

Peace,
The Gift of Gab

Tiers
Rejoice!
$1 or more per month
Download of my brand new EP, 'REJOICE! RAPPERS ARE RAPPING AGAIN!!'.
You'll also get to download ALL new music I release through Patreon moving forward with your monthly subscription.

You'll also get monthly access to my blog posts, exclusive Patreon releases, patron-only offers like exclusive merchandise, concert tickets, music etc!
Plus you'll get access to exclusive live-stream performances, live Q&As and more!!
The Next Logical Progression
$5 or more per month
Subscribe for 12 months and get everything at the dollar level PLUS I'm going to put YOUR NAME in the Thank You section of my new album!
You'll also get exclusive content from me off and on from the studio, from the road and anywhere else I decide to drop in and say hi!

I'll also show you new verses before they're recorded and I'll be curating my own personal music playlists for y'all to vibe on.
A Work of Art
$10 or more per month
This is the sweet spot right here - at this tier you're going to get EVERYTHING at the previous reward levels AND if you kick it with me for 12 months at this level I will be putting YOUR FACE on the ALBUM ART of my new upcoming record!!
You will be forever immortalized on a Gift of Gab record and you'll also get a physical autographed copy either on vinyl or CD (your choice).

At this level you'll also get first look at things like new music videos I'm working on and other behind-the-scenes exclusives.

You can skip the 12 months and go straight to the 'Pay-At-Once' Tier and get your face on the record, but you'll miss out on all of the awesome stuff happening all year long.
The Merch Club
$40 or more per month
Not only do you get everything at the lower reward levels, but you're also going to automatically get all new physical merch I put out - this includes vinyl, CDs, t-shirts, coffee mugs and other unique and quality items thanks to Patreon - and all of it will be automatically delivered to your front door!

Definitely the tier for collectors especially!!
Master Class
$100 or more per month
This is the BIG ONE!
For those of you who contribute 100 bucks per month you're going to get EVERYTHING from the lower level tiers PLUS my exclusive MASTERCLASS!
I will be hitting you up regularly via Skype or phone and coaching you on your songwriting, rapping, production and anything else you want me to help you with.
You'll get all of my experience and knowledge at your disposal - or if you want to just chop it up, that's cool too!

If that wasn't enough, consider yourself already on my personal guest list at any headline Gift of Gab or Blackalicious show!
Say the word and I'll make sure you get in for FREE to any show, anywhere AND you'll get to come kick it backstage with ME!*

*must be a current subscriber to utilize this reward - subscriber responsible for all travel costs
Pay-At-Once for Album Art Placement
$100 or more per month
Now I know some of you don't want to pay monthly, I get that - so I've set up the PAY AT ONCE level specifically for y'all who still want to be part of the album.

So, if you want to just pay $100 at once, you'll get your face on the album cover as well as a physical copy of the record!

Keep in mind though this is a ONE-TIME contribution so you don't get any other rewards. You can always sign up at any time in the future, but with this reward you won't get access to any exclusives or any other rewards.

But, it does save you $20 off the 12-month subscription.
Hello!

For those of you who may not know who I am, let me give you a brief introduction. I am an MC, a lyricist, a rapper and an artist. I am one-half of the duo Blackalicious, one-third of the super-group The Mighty Underdogs and one-fifth of the world renowned Quannum Projects Collective.

I am also a solo artist and I go by the name of The Gift of Gab.



I have spent the past 2 decades honing my craft through releasing albums, mixtapes, EPs and relentless touring. With 9 full-length albums, 3 EPs, mixtapes and countless guest appearances I have arrived at this moment in time with my new EP, “Rejoice! Rappers Are Rapping Again!!” – a FREE EP that I have released in anticipation for my currently-untitled fourth solo record which I plan to release next year.
With this record I have joined forces with Patreon to do something that has never been done before.

But first things first.

5 years ago I underwent surgery for kidney failure. Since then I have been going through dialysis treatments three times per week and am on a wait list for a new kidney. This was something that completely changed my life and made me realize how important every moment we have on this Earth really is.
That being said, it has been difficult for me to tour as much as I used to and I’ve had to make some adjustments. Being an Independent Artist, touring is one of the major factors in how we make a living and we don’t rely on record sales as much as we rely on ticket sales.
Because of this I have had to re-think how I earn as an artist. As much as I love touring, it’s just not possible for me to be on the road for months at a time as I once did and so I’ve realized that what’s important is to connect directly with YOU – my fans!



I’ve teamed up with Patreon to offer something new and different that is going to be as fun and exciting for me as I hope it is for you.
With Patreon I’m able to offer a monthly subscription service that allows me to connect directly with my fans while at the same time offering up new and exclusive content that will only be available to those who subscribe.
One of the things I’m doing is giving fans a chance to literally be a part of my new record. Through Patreon you can choose different levels of subscription which offer you the chance to not only get your name in the credits, but actually get your face on the album cover!

And just so you know, this album is going to be limited edition and made available only to subscribers.
Everyone who contributes at a certain level will receive their choice of an autographed vinyl or CD copy of the record along with their name and/or face on it!
With this monthly subscription service I’m also going to be releasing new material that you’ll only hear through Patreon. This includes new songs, demos, freestyles, remixes and more! In addition I will be releasing one new track from the upcoming album every couple of months. As subscribers you will be the first to hear the new songs all the way up until the album is released in 2018.
I’m also going to be hosting exclusive live video performances and offering subscribers special items such as t-shirts, autographed CDs, phone calls, video chats, behind-the-scenes videos from the studio and on the road as well as a bunch of surprises along the way!

I truly believe this is an opportunity to make history by revolutionizing the way Independent Artists make their livelihood. No labels – no middlemen – just the artist and the fans (and of course Patreon)!
Also, 10% of all proceeds will be donated directly to the National Kidney Foundation.

I want to thank all of my fans who have supported me and my music over the years and continue to do so. Without all of you I couldn’t make any of this happen.

I really hope you’ll join me on this journey so that we can explore the possibilities together.

Peace,
The Gift of Gab

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Tiers
Rejoice!
$1 or more per month
Download of my brand new EP, 'REJOICE! RAPPERS ARE RAPPING AGAIN!!'.
You'll also get to download ALL new music I release through Patreon moving forward with your monthly subscription.

You'll also get monthly access to my blog posts, exclusive Patreon releases, patron-only offers like exclusive merchandise, concert tickets, music etc!
Plus you'll get access to exclusive live-stream performances, live Q&As and more!!
The Next Logical Progression
$5 or more per month
Subscribe for 12 months and get everything at the dollar level PLUS I'm going to put YOUR NAME in the Thank You section of my new album!
You'll also get exclusive content from me off and on from the studio, from the road and anywhere else I decide to drop in and say hi!

I'll also show you new verses before they're recorded and I'll be curating my own personal music playlists for y'all to vibe on.
A Work of Art
$10 or more per month
This is the sweet spot right here - at this tier you're going to get EVERYTHING at the previous reward levels AND if you kick it with me for 12 months at this level I will be putting YOUR FACE on the ALBUM ART of my new upcoming record!!
You will be forever immortalized on a Gift of Gab record and you'll also get a physical autographed copy either on vinyl or CD (your choice).

At this level you'll also get first look at things like new music videos I'm working on and other behind-the-scenes exclusives.

You can skip the 12 months and go straight to the 'Pay-At-Once' Tier and get your face on the record, but you'll miss out on all of the awesome stuff happening all year long.
The Merch Club
$40 or more per month
Not only do you get everything at the lower reward levels, but you're also going to automatically get all new physical merch I put out - this includes vinyl, CDs, t-shirts, coffee mugs and other unique and quality items thanks to Patreon - and all of it will be automatically delivered to your front door!

Definitely the tier for collectors especially!!
Master Class
$100 or more per month
This is the BIG ONE!
For those of you who contribute 100 bucks per month you're going to get EVERYTHING from the lower level tiers PLUS my exclusive MASTERCLASS!
I will be hitting you up regularly via Skype or phone and coaching you on your songwriting, rapping, production and anything else you want me to help you with.
You'll get all of my experience and knowledge at your disposal - or if you want to just chop it up, that's cool too!

If that wasn't enough, consider yourself already on my personal guest list at any headline Gift of Gab or Blackalicious show!
Say the word and I'll make sure you get in for FREE to any show, anywhere AND you'll get to come kick it backstage with ME!*

*must be a current subscriber to utilize this reward - subscriber responsible for all travel costs
Pay-At-Once for Album Art Placement
$100 or more per month
Now I know some of you don't want to pay monthly, I get that - so I've set up the PAY AT ONCE level specifically for y'all who still want to be part of the album.

So, if you want to just pay $100 at once, you'll get your face on the album cover as well as a physical copy of the record!

Keep in mind though this is a ONE-TIME contribution so you don't get any other rewards. You can always sign up at any time in the future, but with this reward you won't get access to any exclusives or any other rewards.

But, it does save you $20 off the 12-month subscription.