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About

Go as far as you can see; when you get there you'll be able to see farther.
Thomas Carlyle

Derrick Santiago, professionally known by his stage name Status, is an exciting and quickly emerging recording artist from San Diego, California. His solo debut will be a music and video album called Statusfaction.

Status is a "Living Donor." He donated a kidney to his friend, Eric Sanchez, a fellow Hip-Hop artist, in 2010. His friend had been on dialysis for years, after being diagnosed with kidney failure. Status saw this as a turning point in his life. He had helped another person in great need and knew it was time to go all out with his own music. Life is short. Status is making the most of his own life now and wants to spread positive and encouraging messages with his music and videos.

In early 2012, Status hooked up with a longtime friend and industry producer, Jesse Perez pka Shysti, to work on an independent project as a solo artist. This is where Statusfaction was born. Status is now in the process of recording music and filming videos for this project. Status currently has 7 songs completed and video treatments written for all of them. Status has a talented video director/producer ready to shoot and edit the videos. The funds being raised will go toward the professional mixing and mastering of songs and the shooting and editing of the music videos. Funds will also go toward the building of an amazing website/app where all the music and videos will be shared and sold.

Status will record videos for every song on the album and also short documentary-like pieces of the making of each track. Status aims to push the perceived limits and traditions currently existing in Pop and  Hip-Hop music and challenge the music world with a fresh new sound that will set exciting new trends. Status wants to move and inspire the planet.

Statusfaction will be released in July of 2012.

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    Fans Level. Status will send you a "Thank You" email and a digital download version for the Statusfaction album.

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    Super Fans Level. Status will send you an early digital download of the entire album (2 weeks before release date) AND a physical CD of the Statusfaction album.

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    Status Factors Level. Status will send you digital download of Statusfaction, 2 weeks prior to release, a signed physical CD AND an official "I Kickstarted The Statusfaction Project" T-Shirt & exclusive hashtag circa 2012 bracelet.

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    Super Status Factors Level. Status will give you access to download links of unreleased material on a monthly basis for 1 year (Exclusive songs and videos) and Status will send you digital download of Statusfaction, 2 weeks prior to release, a signed physical CD, a DVD of videos and an official Statusfaction T-Shirt & exclusive hashtag circa 2012 bracelet.

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    Supreme Status Factors Level. This level gives you ALL of the prizes of previous levels AND ALSO VIP ACCESS to all Status shows for 1 year (includes show tickets/backstage passes) for YOU and 1 guest. *Travel and expenses not included*

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    Legendary Status Factors Level. Includes all of the previous prizes PLUS a special dedication and "Thank You" heard on the album...a shout out with your name in it AND a written "Thank You" in the album credits with your name on it.
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    Executive Producer and Team Status Level. Includes ALL of the above mentioned prizes and perks, PLUS "Executive Producer" title on the album liner notes/credits. AND VIP access to studio recording sessions and ALL Status functions and events. *Travel and expenses not included*

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Funding period

- (30 days)