Music is my life. I am a young hip-hop artist from Virginia, living in NYC. Ready to complete my debut album with some help from you!
Stose is hitting the scene hard. Be a part of the movement.
I just finished recording my first official single and during that time I realized how much it was going to cost me to finish the album, not to mention if I wanted to shoot a music video for one of the tracks. Just to give you an idea of the costs: I have to pay the producers for the beats, pay for studio time, manufacturing, marketing and promotion, etc.
Growing up a punk kid in Virginia I take influences from bands like Bad Brains and Black Flag to rappers like Clipse and The Game. I've been performing in punk bands, touring up and down the East Coast since the age of 15. In 2007, I crossed over to rap and hip-hop, and since have created my own fusion of the two genres. I have all the cards stacked against me in this industry: being punk, being white, being gay. But this conflict has only given me more drive & passion at what I do and you will see that comes out in my music.
I have known that this is what I wanted to do for a long time and I am at the point in my life where I am ready to invest everything I have into this.
The album is about my journey growing up and discovering who I am. Themes include truth, overcoming obstacles, non-conformity, the "American Dream" and more; the "Realness" of modern life. This album will really show you who I am as a person and my views on the world around us. Your investment helps make these thoughts a reality.
Approximate breakdown of costs:
- $800 - Beats
- $3000 - Engineering/Production
- $1700 - Studio Time
- $1000 - Manufacturing/CD Duplication
- $1200 - Marketing
- $1200 - Music video for "Alive" single
Anything raised over $9,000 will go towards further video production and seed money for a tour.
I'm offering some really great one-of-a-kind incentives and I hope you will find them all worth your investment in me and my dream. Contributions up to $25 will get various forms of the first single (coming June 2012) or the entire album. At $60, I'll even throw in a custom Stose t-shirt. Investments at $100 and over will get a limited release art and photo book from Blurb.com that includes behind the scenes candids in the studio, excepts from professional photo shoots and snapshots I have taken along the way.
Investments from $300 and up are all about the parties! Whether it is backstage passes, invites to the launch party or personally flying you to NYC for a night out on the town. If that doesn't work, I can even come to you and play a show... and of course, all of these get the book, t-shirt and album as well.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $9,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on June 23, 2012.
May 24, 2012 - Jun 23, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Digital download of my first official single "Alive" available June 1st.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $5 or more
I'll personally thank you and follow you on Twitter and digital download of "Alive".Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Digital download of the entire album before it's official release. With exclusive Kickstarter bonus content.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013
Pledge $25 or more
Limited edition, signed, hard copy of the album. Plus digital download and "thank you" card.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $60 or more
Everything above plus a custom STOSE T-shirt.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $100 or more
Limited edition commemorative art and photo book, documenting my journey of recording the album. Plus all of the above rewards.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $300 or more
Special VIP invite to the next show I play in your town. Hang out with me before the show. Bring you out on stage. PLUS all or any of the above rewards.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
Pledge $600 or more
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Special invite to the tour kick-off party the summer of 2013. Includes food, drinks and surprise gifts. As well as a special performance. PLUS all of the above rewards.Estimated delivery: Jun 2013
Pledge $1,000 or more
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I will fly to your town and play a show of your choice. House party, club, in an alley (if we get arrested you pay bail!). I'll help you set it up if needed. PLUS all or any of the above rewards.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013
Pledge $5,000 or more
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We will fly you to NYC to hang out with me for day, and we give you the star treatment. Whether it be hanging out while I record, photo shoot, music video. Each experience will be different and tailored to you. PLUS all or any of the above rewards.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013