KUMI was recorded and mixed in Kelsey's apartment, local diners, parks, subways, cafes and a few studios around NY and Brooklyn. In September 2017 we did a weekend only soft-release of KUMI through Bandcamp and our website, and the feedback was extremely positive. Our debut album is now available on Apple Music, Spotify and all major music platforms.
Since Blak Emoji's inception in late 2015, we've come a long way thanks to supportive media such as Afropunk, Black Rock Coalition, BUST, Vampire Freaks, All Access, Glamglare, The Line Of Best Fit, Disney, ABC's Quantico, concert fans and everyone who listened to our music and passed it on. We thank you big time for riding with us!
Check out the video and special contribution rewards we put together for you. One of them is a brand new EP called TANO only available here! Huge thanks to all who already contributed.
$10: BLAK EMOJI STICKER to say thank you kindly for contributing.
$20: BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE! (the new TANO ep)
Exclusive download of the new unreleased EP called TANO. This EP will NOT be released on major platforms in the near seasons and future. Yes, it's a new EP of 5 new unreleased songs not available on Spotify, Tidal etc...This can only be attained here, it's THAT special...and of course we will throw in the sticker.
$30: I SEE YOU! (SXY T SHIRT)
SXY is the opening song from the KUMI album. SXY is not just a look, it's a vibe and a way of life. Just like SXY comes in all sizes, so do our 100% cotton T-shirts (available in XS S M L & XL.). We also have a few of original Blak Emoji shirts as well if you choose. Wear while listening to TANO with your new Blak Emoji sticker on your forehead.
$50: LET'S TAKE THE CITY FOR A RIDE
Two tickets to the next 5 Blak Emoji concerts. You'll get to meet the band and get a shout out from the stage. Of course, we'll throw in all the cool previous mentioned rewards.
$100: THE STIMULUS PACKAGE
Skype with Kelsey: He'll discuss the process of making of this album, answer any questions you'd like to ask, disclose a bunch of music secrets and inspiration and I'll perform a song live for you for the happy ending. Consider this an intimate interview, music consultation or just a plain ol' chat.
$150: QUINCY, HOLD MY BEER Meet in-person with Kelsey at an NYC-area bar or cafe, as he discusses Blak Emoji, the making of Kumi and reveals secrets from the New York music scene. Seriously, ask him anything. Yes, Katy Perry is flirty, the staff at Irving Plaza is amazing, that boy-next-door comedian is pretty mean and New York's hottest club is.....
$200: PRIVATE COACH SESSION (in NYC area or via Skype)
Vocals, guitar, production or composition. Kelsey has a vast musical repertoire and is an even bigger music fan. You’ll love the tips, information and stories.
Any donation is accepted and appreciated. You can find KUMI and also our debut ep INTRO on Spotify, Apple Music and other major platforms.
Again, we thank you so much.