One of the many amazing friends we’ve had the honor of making in this business is that of awesome comic book rapper Adam WarRock.
We first performed alongside him in November 2011, and this past May, he did us the pleasure of donating his time to our unprecedented 12-hour marathon show to fight cancer, Super Art Fest. We’ll be joining his “No Friends Tour” on September 9th for a mural appearance at the Metro Gallery, but in the meantime, we wanted to share a very important event going on tomorrow, Friday, August 24th, 2012.
Earlier this week, Adam WarRock’s laptop was stolen, and to replace it, and raise funds for his tour, he will be having the first ever Adam WarRock’s 24-Hour Rapathon.
HOW DOES A 24 HOUR RAPATHON WORK?
1. On Friday, August 24, 2012, I will wake up and sign online and timestamp myself.
2. For the next 24 Hours I will make as many songs as I can from complete scratch. No pre-writing, no pre-beat finding, nothing. Just fresh and new, me making music off the dome.
3. As fast as I can make the music, I will throw it up online for everyone to enjoy in real time.
4. People can pledge in two ways: one, a lump sum donation. But c’mon, the more fun way: you pledge a dollar amount per song that I will finish in 24 Hours. After the 24 Hours is over, I will invoice you via paypal to pay the amount (you are free to set a cap on your donation).
5. After the 24 Hours is done, I will burn a Rap-A-Thon CD with all the music made during this day, and send a signed copy and some free swag to everyone who pledges any amount. K has also agreed to make you something too.
6. My friend K will be blogging and tweeting this whole event in real time at @WarRockRapathon. We are working on possibly getting a uStream video up on the site.
7. We are seeking to raise enough money to replace our laptops, which is basically in the vicinity of $2,000. Any and all money raised over that amount will be donated to RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization (b/c we were in Missouri, and screw you Todd Akin).
As you can see, it’s a great event with a great cause, and we’d love to see him blow past his $2000 goal. So tomorrow, head to his website, follow the special rapathon twitter, or just donate to help out a true independent artist.