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Our New Album
Going Postal is an audio autobiography of my life over the past year. Over a span of 30 days, I wrote 50 songs, in which I recorded all 50, to prepare for a 5 song EP. These songs are transparent, vulnerable stories about how I was affected by my parents' divorces, dealing with colorism as an African American man, growing up in the suburbs, articulating my religious beliefs in my music, overcoming low self-esteem and finding my identity in this ever-changing world. Working at an elementary school has shown me that our youth deal with the same issues, so I want this music to be their voice.
I have to use my gift to change the hearts of our youth!
I know firsthand what happens when a young man does not hear these messages; he lives in a way that is not only regressive for his community and society as a whole, but often leads to a road of lost self-worth and failure. This story must be told. Booking a national high school & college tour is my chance to be the change that we want to see in music.
What is the $4,406.6 going to fund?
Recording + Mixing & Mastering - $2,200 for 100 hours of recording (50 hours for primary recording, 50 hours for final recording) and 17 songs mixed & mastered.
Production - $1,500(It is my goal to own the exclusive rights to all of the production (beats) for this EP instead of leasing them as I have done in the past)
Album Physical Copies - $306 (300 physical copies- In my travels, I have encountered many people who do not have computers or mp3 players.)
Percentage that Kickstarter + Amazon takes when the goal is reached- $400.6 (5-10%)
Please take a look at the list of the great incentives that we have in reward section to offer you for helping bringing a lifelong dream to fruition.
Remember that if we do not reach our goal, then we will receive none of the money that has been raised towards our project, so it is all or nothing! Please continue to spread the word about the amazing opportunity that we have to impact the next generation of artists and consumers!
Risks and challenges
When it comes to fulfillment, every project has potential obstacles. One challenge that we may face, is finishing the recordings in 100 hours. In the past, I have found that when you work with singers, that they can take twice as long to record as someone who is rapping.
I have gotten a soft commitment that the producer that I am working with will honor the price of $1,500 to own the exclusive right to the production (beats) for the album. He could choose to not honor this price when the kickstarter has been completed.
I have worked with the disc duplicating company before (onediscmore.com) and they are very punctual with sending out product and are more than able to transfer my art onto a cd.
While I don't forsee these possible challenges hindering the completion of my project, I feel obligated to be open and honest about obstacles that could slow down the process.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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