Gift of Gab (From Blackalicious) Launches Patreon Campaign and Premieres “Gentrification Song” Remix

MC and lyrical acrobat, Gift of Gab, has teamed up with HipHopDX to announce a new campaign on the crowdfunding subscription platform, Patreon, for his new EP, Rejoice! Rappers Are Rapping Again. The EP will be exclusively available via the Patreon campaign which will also offer rewards for each level of subscription beginning at $1 and offering different tiers, including having your name printed in the record, getting your face on the album art, and tons of merchandise and exclusives! After noting Gab’s “impeccable rhyming abilities coupled with undeniably brilliant wordplay,” HipHopDX also premiered the remix for his track “The Gentrification Song” – the original track will be available on the new EP via Patreon!

Check out Gift of Gabs Patreon Campaign here:

And catch the HipHopDX premiere here:

Video Sampler of “Rejoice! Rappers Are Rapping Again for posting:

Gift of Gab’s inspiration for starting his Patreon campaign reaches all the way back to 2012. Five years ago Gift of Gab began dialysis treatments after undergoing surgery for kidney failure, “This was something that completely changed my life and made me realize how important every moment we have on this Earth really is.” The treatments have necessitated adjustments to his everyday life, making it difficult to be on the road as often as he would like.

“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… No labels – no middlemen – just the artist and the fans.”

Gab’s Patreon campaign will continually and consistently roll out new content including a brand new “Patreon-only” track each month as well as other exclusive content and rewards. The campaign will last one full year before culminating in a brand new album of all new material. Additionally, 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.” says Gab, “Without all of you I couldn’t make all of this happen.”

“The new batch of songs I’m working on is all about lyricism for heads who love it,” Gab tells HipHopDX exclusively. “I’m in a place in my career right now where I’m hearing a lot of talk that Hip Hop isn’t as lyrical as it once was. I come from the school of Rakim, Big Daddy Kane and rappers that are really intensely rhyming. With this new slew of music I am doing, it’s almost like I’m rhyming for other rappers.”

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