Help J Young the General and Red Pill Get to SXSW



Oh South By Southwest, why must you be so expensive? It's a question musicians all over the country ask themselves each year as they pony up whatever funds they have to hit the annual music festival in Austin, TX in March and try to gain more exposure.

A couple of Michigan based emcees, J Young the General and Red Pill, are organizing a campaign via online fundraising site Kickstarter to gather up $1,000 to travel down to SXSW this year and get their music heard by the masses. The catch with Kickstarter is, musicians only have 15 days to raise the money and the site operates on an all or nothing basis. J Young the General and Red Pill have SEVEN DAYS TO GO. If you dig the music that the Lansing-based emcees are making right now, head over to their Kickstarter page and make a donation.

Not familiar with them 'em? A couple of days ago, J Young released a new track called "Panthers" featuring OneBeLo, Mae Day and J.A.E. that should bring you right up to speed. There's also all the material on his Bandcamp page.

As for Red Pill, you can take one look at his video for "Please Tip Your Driver" below and know that this guy needs a chance to hit Texas and show folks what he's all about.

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