About this project
I am Ryu Black and I love making music. 24/7 I think about making a beat, writing music, performing live, and strategizing on how to become a better artist.
In order to continue to grow, I genuinely need your help. (***check the above video http://www.youtube.com/watch... )
Currently, I’m preparing to release my brand new, 1ST EVER Solo album called "PERFECT 天” (aka Perfect Heaven) on 1/11/11 (Jan 2011)! I will put this out through my brand new publishing company as well! A great way to start off 2011!
The PERFECT HEAVEN album is a start to finish musical (mmmm not quite like Sound of Music or Westside Story LOL). This is the story of a world warrior's journey to meet friends, pursue happiness and deal with the opposing forces to genuine happiness. I take on the moniker Ryu Black and recruit my favorite indie artists from all over the world (NY, NJ, PA, Philippines, Canada, China, Japan, ATL, and more) to help play characters, collaborate on songs & collectively to build the story of this album. "Perfect 天's" music is inspired by my favorite video games, in addition to anime, martial arts, Hip-Hop culture, world travel and the quest to figure out the true meaning of life!
One major feature is my buddy http://www.d-pi.com (a great artist that's done some incredible work via DC/Vertigo Comics, United Colors of Bennetton & more) is lending an artistic touch for the album artwork. (**note the image representing the artwork is temporary and album cover will be revealed in the near future)
You may not realize but releasing a record is a huge process and requires a lot of things: notably a publicist, a marketing/promotion team, patience, an excellent product, thousands of copies, and, most importantly, a budget to make it all happen.
Major record labels spend MILLIONS of dollars releasing albums each year.
The amount I would love to raise is far less than that.
I’m only asking you for $100,000.
Just kidding ;-)
I’m looking to raise $2500.
The truth is, to do this right, I could probably use at least $10,000 - but I wanted to set a realistic goal that I think we can reach together. There's no ceiling on how much we’re allowed to raise...So if we raise an astronomical amount of funds that's a blessing. For example, if 1000 friends/family donated $10 a piece, that's $10,000 or Ideally if 5000 people to donate $1 or more it'd be a huge success :-D If $1 is the case then yeah.. let's go for it.. and make word of mouth be the fire to achieve that!
I’ve partnered with KICKSTARTER.com to help make the process simple, safe, fun and God willing, a success.
Based on how Kickstarter is set up, if we don’t reach the goal of $2,500 then I don’t get ANY of the funding. Every Kickstarter project must be fully funded before its time expires or no money changes hands. So it’s really up to you ...your support will help one of my biggest dreams come to life. Please tell friends, ballers, millionares lol and family if you really believe in it! I would love the opportunity for the world to hear this.
If you look on the right side of this page, you will see different donation tabs that include prizes! Feel free to choose the one you want OR just donate out of the kindness of your heart whatever amount you'd like. Even $1 would help! Additionally I have dancers from NY, Japan and Taiwan ready to feature in my music videos ...the extra funding could really make these videos incredible!
If there's anything else you could possibly want to know, check out the bio or come find me at one of my links below:
*A Special Thank You goes out to Mega Ran for giving me the blessing to complete this idea...Thank you so much bro!
White Belt Package
Donate $5 or more and receive 3 exclusive songs from the album in addition to all the instrumentals for the upcoming album.
Red Belt Package
Donate $10 or more and receive my previously released album titled Erroars and a full, high quality, MP3 version of the Ryu Black album when it finishes mixing & mastering.
Blue Belt Package
Donate $25 or more and receive the previous prizes, a Keychain and a LIMITED EDITION autographed CD of the Ryu Black album when it gets released.
Yellow Belt Package
Donate $40 or more and receive all the above plus the Perfect Heaven poster, and Perfect Heaven mouse pad!
Green Belt Package
Donate $50 or more and receive all of the above, and a LIMITED EDITION T-shirt!
Brown Belt Package
Donate $75 or more and receive all of the above and a USB drive full of exclusive material including instrumentals/songs that did not make the album.
Black Belt Package
Donate $125 or more and receive all of the above plus physical copies of my past releases, and exclusive footage of my travels to Japan and downloadable versions of the album's music video(s) for your smart phone.
Donate $250 or more and I'll take on the challenge to sample your favorite video game's music and make a beat exclusively for you, if you want Techno or House, R&B or Hip Hop, etc..... I got you!
True Master Package
Donate $500 Everything above, PLUS : I will write a song about you (or a person of your choice, or a topic of your choice) based on an tiny questionnaire you fill out. I’ll record the song and send it to you. If enough people select this option I’ll make a record out of all the songs, press it up, put your name in the credits and send you a signed copy. I will sell this record on CD Baby and donate all of those sales to a charity that we choose together.
Thank you for reading this and THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SUPPORT!
And for those of you who are curious....
Here's the track listing for the new record "PERFECT HEAVEN"
1. Satsu No Hadou (Dark Soul)
2. Ansatsuken (The Assassin's Fist)
3. Hayashi N Kaze ft. Masia One (Forest & Wind)
4. How Hadou (How I do)
5. Goen feat Divine Life (Connections)
6. Once Bit 10
7. Sakura chan ft Mio Fujii (Cherry Blossom)
9. Heaven ft. Mariannie
10. Chun Li ft. Mega Ran, Masia One & DJ SARASA
11. Yama ft Dashah (Stand Like a Mountain)
12. Metsu Ansatsuken (Murderous Assassin's Fist)
13. Dojo Kun
14. Cypher Yamanote ft. Atari Blitzkrieg, Arablak, Baron, Cy Marshall Law, Kensho Kuma, Hop & Hona Core
15. Life ft Mio Fujii
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