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Hip Hop Artist, Antoine Edmonson was negatively affected by music, so he's making an album that will reverse that process for our youth
65 backers pledged $5,179 to help bring this project to life.

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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.

We will be able to make these crew necks if we go $1,000 over our goal!
We will be able to make these crew necks if we go $1,000 over our goal!

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.

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    Overnight Delivery Package: Digital copy of Going Postal + one unreleased mp3.

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    Free Shipping Package: Physical copy of Going Postal + two unreleased mp3s

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    Stamp Package: Digital + physical copy of Going Postal one week before it's released, digital copy of my first album 'B.O.A.T.S, 2 unreleased mp3's,1 ticket to the album release party (you must provide your own transportation + lodging.)

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    Mailman Package: Digital + autographed physical copy of Going Postal two weeks before its released + autographed physical copy of B.O.A.T.S. album, handwritten lyrics of any of my songs, Picture of you included in the artwork for the album, 2 tickets to the album release party (you must provide your own transportation + lodging).

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    Baseball Tee (Size Small) Package: Everything from the Stamp Package and the exclusive OKDBM baseball tee!

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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 an upcoming Going Postal music video (you are responsible for your own travel+ lodging), behind the scenes footage of the making of the first music video, exclusive 3 song EP that is only for you!

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    Express Mail Package: Everything from the Priority Mail Package and special guest hype man for one of my concerts, I will write a poem/spoken word piece to whomever about whatever you want, and I'll take you to my favorite restaurant (you must provide your own transportation + lodging) .

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    Secret Package: Everything from the Priority Mail Package and a private listening party of Going Postal for you and 5 of your friends (you are responsible for your travel + lodging) and you can sit in on a mixing + mastering session of Going Postal!

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    Special Delivery Package: Everything from Priority Mail Package + I will personally deliver your package of musical goodness to you and I will put on a concert for you in your home(if not in the greater Los Angeles area, you are responsible for our travel + lodging), and we will shoot a music video during the whole experience!

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    All Access Package: Everything from the Priority Mail Package + Spending 24 hours with me in LA. (If you do not live in LA, you are responsible for your travel + lodging.) 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, and have a freestyle session with my super cool rapper friends!

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    International Package: Everything from the Priority Mail Package + 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)