This Saturday marks the second ever Adam Warrock 24 Hour Rap-A-Thon. The nerdcore rapper, famous for tunes like his Gravity Falls rap and his Browncoats Mixtape, took a moment to chat with me about the Rap-A-Thon and how fans can help him on Saturday and support a good cause in the process:
Acts of Geek: Let’s get the basics down: when is the Rap-A-Thon?
Adam Warrock: The Rap-A-Thon is October 18, or this Saturday.
AoG: How can people participate/support you?
AW: Well, they can watch me make and post as much music as I can in 24 hours by following me on twitter (@eugewarrock) or Facebook or my tumblr, where I’ll live-post everything. They can support by emailing email@example.com, and just telling me they want to pledge a per-song amount (optional maximum amount) or a lump sum donation. After the Rap-A-Thon sometime next week, I’ll have everyone go to Paypal and donate the money they pledged. A portion of proceeds will directly benefit RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence charity.
AoG: Excellent. What inspired you to do a second Rap-A-Thon?
AW: Well, the first one I did in 2012, after my equipment was stolen and I had nothing to make music with. I had to raise enough to buy a new laptop. And the excess money I donated to RAINN. So I’d always had it in my mind to do another one when I had enough time and raise more money for charity. I’m lucky enough to do music full-time, and it’s nice to use some of that good to do some good in the world. The stars aligned and it just came up to be now.
AoG: For people who don’t know, what does the Rap-A-Thon entail?
AW: I wake up and do a callsign (just mark my time), and from that point on, I write, record and release as much music as I can in 24 hours. Last time I did it in 2012, I made 16 songs in a day (I fell asleep around 3AM so maybe like 18 hours total). People pledge a per-song (or lump sum) amount and then after the Rap-A-Thon is over, people donate the money to me for whatever cause it’s for – this time being RAINN.
AoG: Do you have any plans for songs, or are you writing totally blind?
AW: I mean, I have ideas in my head that I’ve had for literally years. And I can’t stop ideas from dawning on me as I go about my day. But mostly it’s going into it blind.
AoG: Anything else people need to know about the Rap-A-Thon?
AW: There’s not a lot of other rappers who could make music like this, and do things like this, and I hope they enjoy the music and thanks for the support and supporting RAINN!
To support Adam Warrock (and hear some great tunes in the process), email firstname.lastname@example.org, and pledge either a per-song amount (with an optional maximum amount) or a lump sum donation. Follow Adam Warrock’s 24 hours music making marathon on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr live this Saturday!