Taking a cue from Town brethren like Macklemore and Blue Scholars, Gabriel Teodros is asking the fans to help fund the production of his new full-length album, Colored People’s Time Machine, via the IndieGoGo fundraising platform.
Here’s how his campaign tells it:
“Community activist and hip hop pathfinder Gabriel Teodros stands poised to turn the clock backwards to reach the future. His sophomore solo effort, ‘Colored People’s Time Machine’, is an examination of the history, dreams and future of native people everywhere. Not content to analyze the past, Teodros prepares listeners for a future free of the constraints of genre.” – Dume 41
“15 tracks, 9 different producers, 11 featured vocalists later… in many ways ‘Colored People’s Time Machine’ has been the biggest and most involved album I’ve done to date. It took a few years, some of the most personal songs I’ve ever written, and I want as many people to be able to hear it now as possible. Getting the funds to put this album out the way we want to hasn’t been easy, and it seems what makes the most sense now is to put the power in your hands. By ordering the album now, by getting any of the packages offered, or even just by spreading the word, you help this music live. Can’t wait to share the album with you.” – gabriel teodros
Where is the money going you ask? Publicity (print, web, radio), CD duplication, Printing, Shipping, Design Services, Mixing, Mastering…
And if we don’t make our goal? The album still comes out and packages still get filled… we just have to come up with the rest. Some people may not get paid, and the album might get slept on. All hell will break loose in Seattle’s streets. This can not be an option… pre-order the album today!
Below is a clip of GT performing some of the tracks off CPTM: