Truth B. Told

is creating Novels, Music, Poetry, Spoken Word Series "Behind The Mic"

4

patrons

$7

per month
Hey, world! My name is Christopher and I'm a kid from Saginaw, MI who was taught to dream ferociously. As a result of that, I have become an award-winning writer and spoken word artist, appearing on BET, MTV, and VH1 and have opened for artists such as Musiq Soulchild, Mint Condition, Marsha Ambrosius, and Raheem DeVaughn.

I've had a love for spoken word ever since my father introduced me to Gil Scott Heron, The Last Poets, Nikki Giovanni, and Def Poetry Jam, and for a few years I've wanted to bring back a quality spoken word series that depicts artists as not only dope poets and musicians, but as businesspeople and world changers. This passion has led me to begin the process of starting my own production company and creating a new spoken word series (currently titled "Behind The Mic"). My team and I are planning to begin filming in April (National Poetry Month) and our goal is to shoot in 8-10 cities this year. One of our primary goals is to make this show the first of its kind by allowing the artists you'll be watching onscreen to get paid by the viewers while they're watching via our partner, Bravo Tip or Pay.

I'm reaching for the ionosphere in 2019...will you help us get there?
Tiers
TSA
$1 or more per month

Because every bit counts...and you're just here to check things out.

Passengers
$5 or more per month

Along for the ride because you want to support, but the way your bank account is set up...

Economy Class
$10 or more per month

For less than two trips to Starbucks a month (one depending on your level of drink customization) you can support my entire business: Truth B. Told the poet, Christopher Owens the writer/entrepreneur, and the Behind The Mic series. Fair trade, right?

'bout That Business Class
$20 or more per month

You're along for the ride and don't mind letting people know it.

First Class Followers
$50 or more per month

You like getting things first...including two tickets to the live recording of Behind The Mic in the city of your choice: Flint, Miami, Phoenix, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, Oakland, Dallas, or Chicago (travel and lodging not included). 

Grounds Crew
$100 or more per month only 25 left

Because you really want to hold us down (for the uninitiated, it means you really want to support what I'm doing and you're awesome).

Flight Crew
$250 or more per month

For those who want to see this project take off...and see it first.

Co-pilot
$500 or more per month only 3 left

Your virtual passenger's seat.

Pilot
$1,000 or more per month only 2 left

You're all in. You're also my new best friend.

Goals
$7 of $3,000 per month
Including travel and crashing on couches, the average cost to film each episode plus pay each artist for participating is about three grand. I absolutely believe we can make this happen before our April 1st deadline (no fooling).
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Hey, world! My name is Christopher and I'm a kid from Saginaw, MI who was taught to dream ferociously. As a result of that, I have become an award-winning writer and spoken word artist, appearing on BET, MTV, and VH1 and have opened for artists such as Musiq Soulchild, Mint Condition, Marsha Ambrosius, and Raheem DeVaughn.

I've had a love for spoken word ever since my father introduced me to Gil Scott Heron, The Last Poets, Nikki Giovanni, and Def Poetry Jam, and for a few years I've wanted to bring back a quality spoken word series that depicts artists as not only dope poets and musicians, but as businesspeople and world changers. This passion has led me to begin the process of starting my own production company and creating a new spoken word series (currently titled "Behind The Mic"). My team and I are planning to begin filming in April (National Poetry Month) and our goal is to shoot in 8-10 cities this year. One of our primary goals is to make this show the first of its kind by allowing the artists you'll be watching onscreen to get paid by the viewers while they're watching via our partner, Bravo Tip or Pay.

I'm reaching for the ionosphere in 2019...will you help us get there?

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Tiers
TSA
$1 or more per month

Because every bit counts...and you're just here to check things out.

Passengers
$5 or more per month

Along for the ride because you want to support, but the way your bank account is set up...

Economy Class
$10 or more per month

For less than two trips to Starbucks a month (one depending on your level of drink customization) you can support my entire business: Truth B. Told the poet, Christopher Owens the writer/entrepreneur, and the Behind The Mic series. Fair trade, right?

'bout That Business Class
$20 or more per month

You're along for the ride and don't mind letting people know it.

First Class Followers
$50 or more per month

You like getting things first...including two tickets to the live recording of Behind The Mic in the city of your choice: Flint, Miami, Phoenix, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, Oakland, Dallas, or Chicago (travel and lodging not included). 

Grounds Crew
$100 or more per month only 25 left

Because you really want to hold us down (for the uninitiated, it means you really want to support what I'm doing and you're awesome).

Flight Crew
$250 or more per month

For those who want to see this project take off...and see it first.

Co-pilot
$500 or more per month only 3 left

Your virtual passenger's seat.

Pilot
$1,000 or more per month only 2 left

You're all in. You're also my new best friend.