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$4,463
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56
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, April 8 2013 10:11 PM UTC +00:00
$4,463
pledged of $114,100pledged of $114,100 goal
56
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, April 8 2013 10:11 PM UTC +00:00

About

Going Postal: Memoirs of Middle America 

As a teenager living in Englewood, Ohio, I did not want to be from the suburbs. I wanted to be like my favorite rappers on television glorifying the life as a drug dealer in the hood; the girls and the money were the most appealing to me. As I matured, I learned that most of those stories were fabricated, but the damage had already been done. I spent 10 years of my life  chasing a lie. So when I picked up the microphone, I made a conscious decision to break this cycle for the next generation.

This Kickstarter will inspire many people.

 I've been performing throughout the greater Los Angeles area for the past two years and I have met a lot of talented artists who are passionate about creating a music industry where integrity means more than money, but they feel discouraged about the possibilities of their music traveling farther than LA. They feel that there are not people who will support music with a positive message anymore, but not me. I don't believe that to be true.

Or else, why would you be here right now?!

To some people $114,100 may sound like a lot of money, but it is a relatively small budget when it comes to making a professional album that will touch millions of people. Since we are making this album together, I wanted to be transparent about where the money is going:

Financial Breakdown: 

  • Music Video Production- $25,000
  • Music Production (Beats)- $19,000
  • Lodging- $18,000
  • Studio- $14,000
  • T- Shirts- $7,600
  • Graphic Design- $5,000
  • Website Design- $5,000
  • Equipment- $4,350
  • Marketing - $3,000 
  • Campus Events Planning Conference - 2,350
  • Communication Expenses- $1,800
  • Physical copies of album- $1,800
  • Mixing & Mastering- $1,400
  • Buttons & Stickers- $350
  • 5% that Kickstarter takes when you meet your goal : $5,415

Since you have chosen to be generous with your resources, I wanted to make sure that I gave you more of me! I could never express to you how much your support means to me, but I tried my best in thinking of rewards for all the people who make this happen! Some of the rewards available include: 

  • EP of 4 songs in which I will collaborate with you on. Taking  your ideas and turning them into music.
  • Spend 24 hours in LA with me
  • I'll perform a concert in your home + shoot a music video there
  • Private listening party
  • Be a guest hype man at one of my shows
  • Going Postal T Shirt
  • Be a part of the album artwork
  • Behind the scenes footage of the making of the album
  • Free copy of Going Postal: Memoirs of Middle America

We don't need a record label, or the radio. We need each other! Ten years from now, people will look back and say that this Kickstarter sparked the flame that trailblazed a new generation of artists into the music industry. The youth of tomorrow will be empowered by the fact that they can exist in a world who encourages them to be honest. Gone will be the days when people impersonating artists will rule the radio, and that day starts now!

Please share this effort with EVERYONE you know on every social network that you have! Also, do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!

I hope you live before you die,

Antoine Edmonson






Risks and challenges

There are obstacles and set backs of every project, but my plan is to keep you updated every step of the way via email, video blogs, and social media blurbs. The great thing about this project is that I get to share the process with the people who have supported me from the beginning, you guys! I am looking forward to taking this awesome journey with you all! Thank you so much! I hope you live before you die!

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    Pledge US$ 25 or more About US$ 25

    Stamp Package:

    Digital copy of Going Postal one week before it's released, signed poster, button, digital copy of my first album 'B.O.A.T.S,' two unreleased mp3s.

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    Postcard Package:

    Digital copy of Going Postal two weeks before its released, Going Postal T-shirt, physical copy of Going Postal, handwritten lyrics of any of my songs, button, signed poster, physical copy of B.O.A.T.S. album, your name mentioned in a song, thank you postcard, and an exclusive video blog explaining the meaning of every song.

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    Mailman Package:

    Digital copy of Going Postal two weeks before its released, Going Postal T-Shirt, Physical copy of Going Postal, handwritten lyrics of any of my songs, button, signed poster, signed physical copy of B.O.A.T.S. album, Picture of you included in the artwork for the album, behind the scenes photos of the making of the album, and exclusive 5 song EP.

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    Priority Mail Package:

    Everything from the Mailman Package and your name in the thank you notes, 30 min skype session where I am going teach you how to freestyle, cameo in a Going Postal music video (you are responsible for your own travel), behind the scenes videos of the making of the album.

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    Express Mail Package:

    Everything from the Priority Mail Package and special guest hype man for one of my concerts and I will write a poem to whomever ever about whatever you want

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    Secret Package:

    Everything from the Priority Mail Package and a private listening party of Going Postal for you and 20 of your friends (if not in LA or OH, you are responsible for your travel).

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    Pledge US$ 2,500 or more About US$ 2,500

    Special Delivery Package:

    Everything from Priority Mail Package and I will deliver your package to you and I will put on a concert for you in your home(if not in LA or OH area, you are responsible for our travel), and we will shoot a music video at the same time!

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    Pledge US$ 5,000 or more About US$ 5,000

    All Access Package:

    Everything from Priority Mail Package and Spend 24 hours with me in LA. (If you do not live in LA, you are responsible for travel.) We'll do a photo shoot together, make a song together,I'll teach you how to produce a song , engineer a song, record rap battle between you and I for YouTube,make a dance routine for one of my songs, go to the beach, I'll cook you dinner, go sing karoake, grab frozen yogurt, have a cypher with my super cool rapper friends!

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    International Package:

    Everything from the Priority Mail Package and I will write and record an EP of 4 songs ( I will retain all the rights to music) in which I will collaborate with you. We'll take your ideas and turn them into music!

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Funding period

- (35 days)