Public Enemy looking for fan financial support for new album

Are you a Public Enemy fan, but tired of being an ineffective observer in their sonic dissonance? Now is the time to put your money where their mouths are and help finance the seminal rap group’s 13th studio album.

The Amsterdam-based web company SellaBand announced (via LiveDaily) that it will be working with the band in order to raise the $250,000 to release the followup to 2007’s How You Sell Soul to a Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul?. SellaBand works by offering shares (called “parts”) that fans (“Believers”) buy in exchange for incentives. The band is offering 10,000 parts for $25 and incentives include an exclusive numbered CD in Digipack for one share bought to autographed CDs, t-shirts, a three-year unlimited backstage pass, and even a producer credit for more purchased parts.

Five lucky Believers can purchase 400 parts for a cool $10,000 and will be entitled to all of the above as well a visit to the studio during the recording process. Since the purchasing period for the PE album owned on October 6th, 400 Believers have already invested $20,000 as of the morning of October 8th.

The yet-to-be-titled album is expected for a 2010 release.


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