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I Made An Album During The Pandemic

This campaign is to help a queer Black Artist from a small town, fund her first ever full length album along with hosting a virtual show.

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Project Description

poet22 in studio recording chrysalis
poet22 in bedroom studio recording chrysalis with Tamira Slade

Hey Y’all!

Tamira and I have been working on this album for over a year, and we are so excited that we’re almost at the finish line. I remember when we first started making Chrysalis. We made this album at the beginning of 2020 remotely; so Tamira would send me beats and I’d send a song (or three) back. I was a senior in high school at the time so I'd spend most nights up late in my room writing songs, then I’d spend the mornings slightly regretting my sleeping patterns. 

Since then I’ve graduated, and while in the beginning stages of this album I just wanted it to talk about my growth as a young woman. I soon realized that this album was a lot more than solely that. It was about me proving to myself that I was worth betting on. Like most young Black women growing up, I’ve constantly been told what I could and couldn’t be. Chrysalis to me was the opportunity to show myself and the world who I really am. Battle scars and all.

This campaign fund won’t just be used to help broaden our audience through the use of the press. It’ll also be used to help us create freely and hopefully inspire other young black queer creatives, who like Tamira and myself are still finding their voice. We hope that through the vulnerability of this album and our overall creations we will be able to make an impact on music and culture. Creating safe spaces for creatives (especially black and queer creatives) has been, and will always be important to me. With this fund, we’ll be able to employ other creatives through our projects as well. The Chrysalis Virtual show alone will employ an array of musicians, photographers, videographers, etc.

While our goal of at least 8,000 will go towards all things Chrysalis (marketing, music distribution, promotion, videography, purchasing and distributing merchandise, building a website etc.) if we raise more, I’ll be able to fund my other music projects too! For example, if we were to raise 8,500 that's mixing and mastering a single. 9,000 that's a single and a music video. 10,000 or more and I’ll be able to release and possibly promote an EP on top of Chrysalis. 

Thank you so much for all of the support and kind words I’ve received thus far. Just last year you all helped me hit my first 30,000 streams on Spotify. Your genuine love and encouragement does not go unnoticed and I’ve added some sweet rewards for your contributions based on your feedback. As always, there are no hard feelings if rewards aren’t your fancy. If you prefer to simply contribute and go on ‘bout your business, that is equally appreciated!

 

I am so excited and grateful to start this journey with all of you

Sending Good Vibes

-Poet22


 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

I want to purchase more than one reward. Can I do that?

Indeed! You can select multiple items and add them to your cart.

I just want to contribute, and not purchase a reward. What should I do?

At the top of the rewards page, the first reward listed is Monetary Option. Select this reward, type in the amount you'd like to contribute, and that amount will be added to the fund.

I want a certain reward, but I'd like to contribute more than the reward price. What should I do?

First, select the reward you would like to purchase, and then select the "Monetary Option" reward and fill in the additional amount you would like to contribute. 

What types of payment do you accept?

Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, JCB, Diners Club,  etc.  Please let me know if you need an alternate payment method (Like Venmo or Cashapp).  We can work something out! 

Venmo: @Poet22music. 

Cashapp: $Poet22music 

*If you choose to contribute to the campaign via an alternative payment method, please add the reward you would like in the description of the payment and I will add it to the total raise on this page and reserve your reward for you!

What if payment fails?

If payment fails you can pay directly via…

Venmo: @Poet22music. 

Cashapp: $Poet22music 

Email me directly via Poet22mgmt@gmail.com for written check inquiries.

When will your album be released?

I’ve already released two lead singles (crush and OVER IT) therefore, I plan for Chrysalis to be released no later than the end of winter.

Why $8,000?

Creating music is the easy part, getting that music in front of an audience is the hard part. This fund will be used to market/promote the album, which includes: building a website, purchasing and distributing Chrysalis merchandise, copyrighting my music, filming a music video, and most importantly putting on a full headlining concert that will employ other creatives (photographers, musicians, videographers, etc.)


 

 

 

Pearl
02/19/2022
Personal Zodiac Playlist
$25
Maggie Dimock
02/18/2022
Ticket to Chrysalis Virtual Concert
$20
Ty Ray
02/18/2022
Ticket to Chrysalis Virtual Concert
$20
Madi Allred
02/18/2022
Monetary Contribution
$10
POET22 MANAGEMENT
02/18/2022
Monetary Contribution
$6
Ashley Amory
02/16/2022
Personal Poem Written By Poet22
$107
Rachel Day
02/16/2022
Personal Zodiac Playlist
$25
02/16/2022
Personal Zodiac Playlist
$25
Abby
02/16/2022
Monetary Contribution
$10
N Fonkem
02/16/2022
Makeup Consultation
$40
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care...

*Comes with a free ticket to the Chrysalis Virtual Concert*

146 Supporters
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15.00 USD
Happy Birthday Phonecall

Poet22 will call you or your loved ones to sing to them and wish them a very happy birthday!

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4 Supporters
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15.00 USD
Prank Call Your Ex

Poet22 will prank call your ex to ruin their day but brighten yours.

 

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2 Supporters
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20.00 USD
Ticket to Chrysalis Virtual Concert

A ticket to poet22's virtual concert where she'll perform her full album Chrysalis for the first time!

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24 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Personal Zodiac Playlist

This reward is for the astro babes! Enjoy a carefully curated collection of songs based on your star sign. Whether you're an intellectual air sign, A grounded earth sign, a sentimental water sign, or a spontaneous fire sign. there's surely something to be enjoyed.

*Comes with a free ticket to the Chrysalis Virtual Concert*

 

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37 Supporters
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25.00 USD
30 Min Unlimited Question Tarot Reading

Poet22 will deliver a 30-minute intuitive tarot reading where she'll cover multiple topics including love life, personal growth career path, etc. During your 30-minute time slot, you are able to ask whatever questions come to mind.

*Comes with a free ticket to the Chrysalis Virtual Concert*

10 Supporters
None available
30.00 USD
Handwritten Letter w/ Poet22 Sticker

This reward includes a handwritten thank you letter from poet22 with her signature Butterfly design to decorate your laptop, phone case, water bottle, etc.

*Comes with a free ticket to the Chrysalis Virtual Concert*

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6 Supporters
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35.00 USD
Poet22 Butterfly T-Shirt and Sticker

This reward includes a t-shirt from the Chrysalis Collection with poet22's signature butterfly logo and a decorative sticker.

Please add your size and address in the notes at checkout

*Comes with a free ticket to the Chrysalis Virtual Concert*

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23 Supporters
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40.00 USD
Makeup Consultation

This reward is for beginners in makeup trying to find their quick go-to look and products. Poet22 will meet with you and determine the most suitable products for you based on your skin type and help you find your 'on-the-go' makeup look.

*Comes with a free ticket to the Chrysalis Virtual Concert*

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1 Supporter
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45.00 USD
Poet22 Playlist and TikTok Promotion

Send in your music to Poet22 (via poet22music@gmail.com) and Poet22 will be do a live reaction video on TikTok (32.1K Followers.) reacting to your song. 

Your music will also be added to Poet22's Spotify Playlist "Songs You Should Be Listening To". 

*Comes with a free ticket to the Chrysalis Virtual Concert*

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1 Supporter
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60.00 USD
Personal Poem Written By Poet22

Send Poet22 your name and your 3 of your interests and she will write a short personal poem. The poem will be printed out and sent to you for your decorative needs.

*Comes with a free ticket to the Chrysalis Virtual Concert*

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2 Supporters
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70.00 USD
Portable Self Care Kit

The Portable Self Care Kit includes...

  • Crystals
  • Insense
  • Tealight Candles
  • Self Care Prompt 
  • Lighter
  • Aura Clense

*Comes with a free ticket to the Chrysalis Virtual Concert*

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4 Supporters
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100.00 USD
Just Because You Love Me

For those who want to show their support and dip....we love you too.

*Comes with a free ticket to the Chrysalis Virtual Concert*

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7 Supporters
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120.00 USD
Custom Album Cover

Send in a picture of yourself (via Poet22music@gmail.com) and TAMIRA SLADE will design a custom album cover out of it.

*Comes with a free ticket to the Chrysalis Virtual Concert*

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0 Supporters
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175.00 USD
Personal Song Written By Poet22

Send your name to Poet22 (via poet22music@gmail.com), and poet22 will write a song about you. Lyrics will be mailed to you for all of your decorative needs.

*Comes with a free ticket to the Chrysalis Virtual Concert*

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0 Supporters
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200.00 USD
Get Video of You Added to Spotify Canvas

Send in a video of you to Poet22 (via poet22music@gmail.com) and get added to a Spotify Canvas on Poet22's Upcoming album "Chrysalis".

*Comes with a free ticket to the Chrysalis Virtual Concert*

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0 Supporters
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250.00 USD
Super Fan Early Access Package

The Super Fan Ear Access Package includes...

  • Poet22 T-Shirt
  • Poet22 Sticker
  • Poet22 Lighter
  • Sneak peek at song 'comfort'
  • Early Album listening party
  • One on one Facetime album Q+A
  • BTS Voice Memos/Early Recordings of Chrysalis 

Please add your size and address in the notes at checkout

*Comes with a free ticket to the Chrysalis Virtual Concert*

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0 Supporters
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350.00 USD
Co-Write A Song With Poet22

Co-Write a song with Poet22 on Zoom, with beats provided by TAMIRA SLADE.

*Comes with a free ticket to the Chrysalis Virtual Concert*

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0 Supporters
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500.00 USD
One on One Concert with Poet22 via Zoom

Join Poet22 in a One on One concert via zoom, watch as she performs her upcoming album Chrysalis as well as unreleased music.

*Comes with a free ticket to the Chrysalis Virtual Concert*

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0 Supporters
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1,000.00 USD
Honorary Executive Producer

Get added as Chrysalis' Honorary Executive Producer and join Poet22 in a virtual studio session via Zoom!

*Comes with a free ticket to the Chrysalis Virtual Concert*

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1 Supporter
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care...

*Comes with a free ticket to the Chrysalis Virtual Concert*

146 Supporters
Select this reward
15.00 USD
Happy Birthday Phonecall

Poet22 will call you or your loved ones to sing to them and wish them a very happy birthday!

6 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
15.00 USD
Prank Call Your Ex

Poet22 will prank call your ex to ruin their day but brighten yours.

 

8 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
20.00 USD
Ticket to Chrysalis Virtual Concert

A ticket to poet22's virtual concert where she'll perform her full album Chrysalis for the first time!

21 Left
24 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Personal Zodiac Playlist

This reward is for the astro babes! Enjoy a carefully curated collection of songs based on your star sign. Whether you're an intellectual air sign, A grounded earth sign, a sentimental water sign, or a spontaneous fire sign. there's surely something to be enjoyed.

*Comes with a free ticket to the Chrysalis Virtual Concert*

 

18 Left
37 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
30 Min Unlimited Question Tarot Reading

Poet22 will deliver a 30-minute intuitive tarot reading where she'll cover multiple topics including love life, personal growth career path, etc. During your 30-minute time slot, you are able to ask whatever questions come to mind.

*Comes with a free ticket to the Chrysalis Virtual Concert*

10 Supporters
None available
30.00 USD
Handwritten Letter w/ Poet22 Sticker

This reward includes a handwritten thank you letter from poet22 with her signature Butterfly design to decorate your laptop, phone case, water bottle, etc.

*Comes with a free ticket to the Chrysalis Virtual Concert*

9 Left
6 Supporters
Select this reward
35.00 USD
Poet22 Butterfly T-Shirt and Sticker

This reward includes a t-shirt from the Chrysalis Collection with poet22's signature butterfly logo and a decorative sticker.

Please add your size and address in the notes at checkout

*Comes with a free ticket to the Chrysalis Virtual Concert*

7 Left
23 Supporters
Select this reward
40.00 USD
Makeup Consultation

This reward is for beginners in makeup trying to find their quick go-to look and products. Poet22 will meet with you and determine the most suitable products for you based on your skin type and help you find your 'on-the-go' makeup look.

*Comes with a free ticket to the Chrysalis Virtual Concert*

2 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
45.00 USD
Poet22 Playlist and TikTok Promotion

Send in your music to Poet22 (via poet22music@gmail.com) and Poet22 will be do a live reaction video on TikTok (32.1K Followers.) reacting to your song. 

Your music will also be added to Poet22's Spotify Playlist "Songs You Should Be Listening To". 

*Comes with a free ticket to the Chrysalis Virtual Concert*

9 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
60.00 USD
Personal Poem Written By Poet22

Send Poet22 your name and your 3 of your interests and she will write a short personal poem. The poem will be printed out and sent to you for your decorative needs.

*Comes with a free ticket to the Chrysalis Virtual Concert*

3 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
70.00 USD
Portable Self Care Kit

The Portable Self Care Kit includes...

  • Crystals
  • Insense
  • Tealight Candles
  • Self Care Prompt 
  • Lighter
  • Aura Clense

*Comes with a free ticket to the Chrysalis Virtual Concert*

1 Left
4 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Just Because You Love Me

For those who want to show their support and dip....we love you too.

*Comes with a free ticket to the Chrysalis Virtual Concert*

43 Left
7 Supporters
Select this reward
120.00 USD
Custom Album Cover

Send in a picture of yourself (via Poet22music@gmail.com) and TAMIRA SLADE will design a custom album cover out of it.

*Comes with a free ticket to the Chrysalis Virtual Concert*

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
175.00 USD
Personal Song Written By Poet22

Send your name to Poet22 (via poet22music@gmail.com), and poet22 will write a song about you. Lyrics will be mailed to you for all of your decorative needs.

*Comes with a free ticket to the Chrysalis Virtual Concert*

2 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
200.00 USD
Get Video of You Added to Spotify Canvas

Send in a video of you to Poet22 (via poet22music@gmail.com) and get added to a Spotify Canvas on Poet22's Upcoming album "Chrysalis".

*Comes with a free ticket to the Chrysalis Virtual Concert*

3 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
Super Fan Early Access Package

The Super Fan Ear Access Package includes...

  • Poet22 T-Shirt
  • Poet22 Sticker
  • Poet22 Lighter
  • Sneak peek at song 'comfort'
  • Early Album listening party
  • One on one Facetime album Q+A
  • BTS Voice Memos/Early Recordings of Chrysalis 

Please add your size and address in the notes at checkout

*Comes with a free ticket to the Chrysalis Virtual Concert*

3 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
350.00 USD
Co-Write A Song With Poet22

Co-Write a song with Poet22 on Zoom, with beats provided by TAMIRA SLADE.

*Comes with a free ticket to the Chrysalis Virtual Concert*

2 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
One on One Concert with Poet22 via Zoom

Join Poet22 in a One on One concert via zoom, watch as she performs her upcoming album Chrysalis as well as unreleased music.

*Comes with a free ticket to the Chrysalis Virtual Concert*

1 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Honorary Executive Producer

Get added as Chrysalis' Honorary Executive Producer and join Poet22 in a virtual studio session via Zoom!

*Comes with a free ticket to the Chrysalis Virtual Concert*

1 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward