rap legend Jesse Dangerously is creating free monthly indie rap & more
45

patrons

$191
per month
I'm a independent Canadian queer hip-hop legend, mixed up in Nerdcore, and questionably successful after about twenty years of participation in music. 

I've toured Canada and the USA, sold thousands of copies (but probably not like, ten thousand) of the six albums I've released, and built a formidable community of collaborators in connecting with the hearts, minds, and necks of tens of thousands (but probably not like, 100 thousand) of rap and/or music enthusiasts.  I've been lucky, but I've also worked very hard, because this means the world to me.

The way I make music doesn't generate a ton of capital.  I get a few bucks here and there from digital sales, record sales, shows, merch, and streaming, but it's not a living at this stage.  It may never be how I make my living.  I need it to pay for itself, though.  That's what you can make certain of with your pledges.  I'm paying for the gear that I use to compose, record, and produce my music.  I'm paying for the time and expertise of professional engineers, like C Money Burns or Timbuktu, to mix and master my tracks whether they're for sale or for free.  I'm paying for illustration and design by the likes of Mike HolmesSage Mosurinjohn and Meghan Lands.  I'm paying costs of manufacturing and shipping on everything I make available.  I'm paying for hosting so I can share work files with my collaborators, and host a useful wordpress blog.  I'm paying to advertise my releases and events on Facebook and Instagram.  A lot of hard work goes into this easy hustle.

For as long as I have a monthly subscription available, I'll be releasing a single for free download and streaming in the first week of every month.  The series is called The Rap Hundreds, and you can follow it all here - for as little as $3/mo, you won't even have to wait for the monthly releases. You'll have access to every slated release the same day I get the final mix!

I'm also assembling public playlists of the music I find inspiring at any given time, whether it's my friends or recent crate digging finds or just what's popular. 
If we can figure out anything else you'd like me to do for your pledge, let's work it out.
I'll do that, too. And I've got some ideas in the works.

Thanks for being part of this, even if you choose to not pledge.
Please head to my bandcamp for lots of free music, or follow my artist page on Spotify and YouTube, or whatever platforms you use to stream new music.
love, 
rap legend Jesse Dangerously
from Backburner
and Danger Grove
and The Library Steps
and Imaginary Friends
and ok... nerdcore
Tiers
Patreotism
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
For $1, you are supporting me in everything that I give away, & giving me the resources to do the things that help me but don't immediately pay for themselves.


This includes:

• free music

• Spotify/Play/YouTube playlists

• the wit, insight, & umbrage of my twitter

• updates on what I & all my cooler friends are doing


You can have everything that this tier gets you without pledging, except for the sure and solemn knowing that I would die without your help.


Oh plus the occasional secret bonus I guess who knows??? Only the $1 Patreots.

Impatience Is A Virtue
$3 or more per month 10 patrons
Same smug satisfaction as Patreotism, but also you don't have to wait for the monthly release date to hear each of my Rap Hundreds singles!

You will get a download the same day I receive my final mix, even if the cover art isn't ready!


That could mean several in a month for the same three bucks.  You might even hear a few that get bumped or replaced, and become Digital Collectors' Items!  That would be weird!

I’ll Columbia House You
$5 or more per month 7 patrons
You'll get a physical copy of anything I release during the time that you're supporting me at that level.


as soon as your first month’s pledge clears, i’ll start you off with one of any CD, tape, or zine I’ve previously released (and still have)!  Then when the next album or EP or zine thing or single rolls around, it’s headed to you like a ROCKET.


Even if a label puts it out and can't afford to give me a bunch of free copies for this purpose, I will walk to the STORE in a SNOW STORM and I will BUY you a copy and have the CONFUSED STORE CLERK autograph it for you!  And mail it to your house!  HAPPILY.

He distinctly said, "To lathe."
$15 or more per month 9 patrons
An extremely, EXCRUCIATINGLY limited 7" lathe-cut vinyl record of the monthly song, mailed to your home. God I envy you.  Am I even making money at this point? Not much. What a terrible decision!


This reward will be mailed out bimonthly*, because 

(a) there's room for two songs on a double-sided disc, and because otherwise the shipping costs would kill us both, and 

(b) let's be honest - if I sent you this EVERY month, your house would quickly qualify for its own episode of Hoarders, and I don't want to get my big break on TV by being the reason a whole bunch of cool rap nerds are on Hoarders next year.


*not in the sense of "twice a month," but in the sense of "once every two months and I'm bi."

Shame Spiral
$500 or more per month 0 of 100 patrons
Every single other thing, plus the sure knowledge that you know that I will be CRUSHED with guilt and a sense that I can't make it on my own so I need charity and pity to keep me afloat.  I won't be able to look you in the eye, ever again.
True Patreot Love
$1,000 or more per month 0 patrons
No rewards.


No music, no merch, no nothing.


You give me your social media contacts and I block you on everything. As far as you're concerned, it's like I was never born.


You'll never think of me again.


Finally... blissful release.

Goals
$191 of $1,200 per month
I'll quit my day job and work for you full time.
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I'm a independent Canadian queer hip-hop legend, mixed up in Nerdcore, and questionably successful after about twenty years of participation in music. 

I've toured Canada and the USA, sold thousands of copies (but probably not like, ten thousand) of the six albums I've released, and built a formidable community of collaborators in connecting with the hearts, minds, and necks of tens of thousands (but probably not like, 100 thousand) of rap and/or music enthusiasts.  I've been lucky, but I've also worked very hard, because this means the world to me.

The way I make music doesn't generate a ton of capital.  I get a few bucks here and there from digital sales, record sales, shows, merch, and streaming, but it's not a living at this stage.  It may never be how I make my living.  I need it to pay for itself, though.  That's what you can make certain of with your pledges.  I'm paying for the gear that I use to compose, record, and produce my music.  I'm paying for the time and expertise of professional engineers, like C Money Burns or Timbuktu, to mix and master my tracks whether they're for sale or for free.  I'm paying for illustration and design by the likes of Mike HolmesSage Mosurinjohn and Meghan Lands.  I'm paying costs of manufacturing and shipping on everything I make available.  I'm paying for hosting so I can share work files with my collaborators, and host a useful wordpress blog.  I'm paying to advertise my releases and events on Facebook and Instagram.  A lot of hard work goes into this easy hustle.

For as long as I have a monthly subscription available, I'll be releasing a single for free download and streaming in the first week of every month.  The series is called The Rap Hundreds, and you can follow it all here - for as little as $3/mo, you won't even have to wait for the monthly releases. You'll have access to every slated release the same day I get the final mix!

I'm also assembling public playlists of the music I find inspiring at any given time, whether it's my friends or recent crate digging finds or just what's popular. 
If we can figure out anything else you'd like me to do for your pledge, let's work it out.
I'll do that, too. And I've got some ideas in the works.

Thanks for being part of this, even if you choose to not pledge.
Please head to my bandcamp for lots of free music, or follow my artist page on Spotify and YouTube, or whatever platforms you use to stream new music.
love, 
rap legend Jesse Dangerously
from Backburner
and Danger Grove
and The Library Steps
and Imaginary Friends
and ok... nerdcore

Recent posts by rap legend Jesse Dangerously

Tiers
Patreotism
$1 or more per month 8 patrons
For $1, you are supporting me in everything that I give away, & giving me the resources to do the things that help me but don't immediately pay for themselves.


This includes:

• free music

• Spotify/Play/YouTube playlists

• the wit, insight, & umbrage of my twitter

• updates on what I & all my cooler friends are doing


You can have everything that this tier gets you without pledging, except for the sure and solemn knowing that I would die without your help.


Oh plus the occasional secret bonus I guess who knows??? Only the $1 Patreots.

Impatience Is A Virtue
$3 or more per month 10 patrons
Same smug satisfaction as Patreotism, but also you don't have to wait for the monthly release date to hear each of my Rap Hundreds singles!

You will get a download the same day I receive my final mix, even if the cover art isn't ready!


That could mean several in a month for the same three bucks.  You might even hear a few that get bumped or replaced, and become Digital Collectors' Items!  That would be weird!

I’ll Columbia House You
$5 or more per month 7 patrons
You'll get a physical copy of anything I release during the time that you're supporting me at that level.


as soon as your first month’s pledge clears, i’ll start you off with one of any CD, tape, or zine I’ve previously released (and still have)!  Then when the next album or EP or zine thing or single rolls around, it’s headed to you like a ROCKET.


Even if a label puts it out and can't afford to give me a bunch of free copies for this purpose, I will walk to the STORE in a SNOW STORM and I will BUY you a copy and have the CONFUSED STORE CLERK autograph it for you!  And mail it to your house!  HAPPILY.

He distinctly said, "To lathe."
$15 or more per month 9 patrons
An extremely, EXCRUCIATINGLY limited 7" lathe-cut vinyl record of the monthly song, mailed to your home. God I envy you.  Am I even making money at this point? Not much. What a terrible decision!


This reward will be mailed out bimonthly*, because 

(a) there's room for two songs on a double-sided disc, and because otherwise the shipping costs would kill us both, and 

(b) let's be honest - if I sent you this EVERY month, your house would quickly qualify for its own episode of Hoarders, and I don't want to get my big break on TV by being the reason a whole bunch of cool rap nerds are on Hoarders next year.


*not in the sense of "twice a month," but in the sense of "once every two months and I'm bi."

Shame Spiral
$500 or more per month 0 of 100 patrons
Every single other thing, plus the sure knowledge that you know that I will be CRUSHED with guilt and a sense that I can't make it on my own so I need charity and pity to keep me afloat.  I won't be able to look you in the eye, ever again.
True Patreot Love
$1,000 or more per month 0 patrons
No rewards.


No music, no merch, no nothing.


You give me your social media contacts and I block you on everything. As far as you're concerned, it's like I was never born.


You'll never think of me again.


Finally... blissful release.