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quindon tarverBy quindon tarver
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quindon tarverBy quindon tarver
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$1,273
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backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, June 2 2017 4:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

 

One of the most difficult challenges in my life was to find healing from my past. I found it when I stopped fueling power to my past, took responsibility for my life, and gaining control by doing what was necessary to become free. From overcoming the vicissitudes of life to becoming free, I've realized EVERYBODY'S FREE and the key that unlocks your freedom lies within! Hello, my name is Quindon Tarver. I'm an American singer/songwriter who started singing in church at the age of four. I earned worldwide fame in my early teens for my performance of the song "Everybody's Free" in the film Romeo & Juliet and my cover of Prince's hit song "When Doves Cry," which went double platinum, selling 2 million records. My self-titled album Quindon made its debut in 1996 under Virgin Records and featured the singles "It's You That's on My Mind" and "Dream About You." Under the same management as then teen sensations Immature (IMx) and B2K, I embarked on world tours with the likes of Brandy, Monica, among others.

 

 

After what seemed to be a quick rise, my career came to an unexpected halt when things took a turn for the worst. In 1999, I found myself back in Texas living a relatively normal life, back in public school, no longer living out my dream of pursuing music. Sadly, my career had come to an end after being raped during my brief time in the music industry. My management cut ties with me in fear of trouble that could come their way. Not wanting to deal with the pain, I suppressed it all from, childhood to adulthood, leading to a downward spiral that nearly cost me my life. Abusing alcohol to self-medicate, I sank deeper into depression. In 2012, I attempted suicide at the age of 28, which left me in CCU for 17 hours with a ventilator breathing for me. With my unsuccessful suicide attempt, I continued to drink until I decided enough was enough in 2016. After battling severe alcoholism for 13 years, I decided to go to rehab, and it changed my life forever.

 While in rehab I took everything seriously and got all the coping skills and techniques I needed to remain sober. While in rehab I also opened up about the abuse that happened during my years in show business-- how it cost me my career, how I was sabotaged, misused, made to feel less, and raped. I freed myself from all the hurt and pain I'd held onto since I was 12. It was time to be free and no longer suppress emotions and resort to drinking to cover the pain. I got rid of it. I forgave those who wrongfully and spitefully misused me. I had to let it all go to heal and be free. As I began to break, I began to feel a change that took place on the inside. My healing was in effect. Living a sober life and inspired by my journey, I realize that all I endured was to be an inspiration and encouragement to others.

 

 It wasn't about me, but it was about God and paying it forward. I hadn't lived a sober life since I was 18. I felt I had to start over and start a new life per say. I began with a new thought process which was renewed by my incredible journey and healing thru rehab while being more involved with my spiritual side. I'm still learning as I go, but I'm so ready to share my story and sing my song! I want the world to see that you can overcome any tragedy from being raped as a child, losing a career, to succumbing to alcoholism, being on life support, and battling depression, to being triumphant, victorious and an overcoming it all, this is my calling. I'm inspired to encourage others who've battled or are battling with challenges and feel bound with no way out. I want to be an example to the hopeless they may see that there is a way out and you can beat it. It starts with you! You can rise above with all odds against you and live joyfully and not just exist in misery.

 #EverybodysFree is a MOVEMENT that aims to enlighten people and inspire them to be themselves without the approval or acceptance of anyone else. It will encourage people to find God and themselves. It will give hope and encouragement to those who have been broken down by, abuse, neglect, guilt, shame, unworthiness, etc. Please help me raise $17,000 to embark on this movement. Your contributions will provide those people with the ability and wisdom to tap into the power they have within and to overcome the strongholds of whatever bondage that keeps them dormant and stagnate in life. With your support, I aim to build this movement by recording an EP entitled "Everybody's Free" 3P (Past-Present-Phuture) to share with the world and move people to become FREE! The contributors will help make this vision a reality by allowing me to re-brand myself as the man I am today.

Here is a breakdown for the requested amount:  

*$8,000 – Fund production to record the EP such as; studio, producer, mixing, mastering, etc. 

*$5,500 - Fund sufficient promotion for the EP such as; photo shoots, graphics, artwork, videos, radio, press, media, etc. 

* $2,500 – Fund symphonic/orchestral accompaniment for a single release of "Everybody's Free".

*$1,000 – Fund distribution CD replication for the EP.

 The contributions will help make this vision a reality by allowing me to re-brand myself as the man I am today, fund studio time to record the album, and sufficiently fund promotion for the album. 

 The donations will help make this vision a reality by allowing me to re-brand myself as the man I am today, fund studio time to record the album, and sufficiently fund promotion for the album. 

Join me as I embark on this movement to uplift others with my story and gift of music. Looking back over my life, I know that this is what I was left on earth to do and I vow to do it with the time I have left! 

 Thank You, 

 Quindon Tarver

 

Risks and challenges

With this Kickstarter campaign, the only risk I have is that it's all or nothing. So not getting the backing and the support needed would be my only challenges. In the process of creating this project, I wouldn't be surprised if speed bumps may occur. After all, this is life, and it doesn't always go as planned. Here's the great news… by no means am I foreign to challenges and I can guarantee you if any do arise, I can handle them. I have a solid team who is on board to help make sure the Everybody's Free EP is successfully completed and into your possession at that promised time. If any hiccups should take place, I can assure you I'd be in communication with you! Also let me share with you that upon contributing, no monies will be deducted from your resources unless I reach my goal!

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    Gratitude

    I appreciate you for supporting The "Everybody's Free" Movement. You didn't have to believe in me or my vision, but you do and for that I THANK YOU!!!

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    Personal Gratitude & Note

    You will receive a personal shout out of gratitude on my social media networks and a personalized note through mail or email. You name it... it's done!!!

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    Autographed 8x10 & Digital Download

    You'll receive an 8x10 that I will autograph and make it out personally to you along with a digital download of the EP.

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    Custom Graphic Everybody's Free T-Shirt

    You'll receive a custom made graphic Everybody's Free t-shirt that I helped create. This will be a one time designed shirt especially made for this Kickstarter. Available in Men's and Women's sizes.

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    Autographed Everybody's Free 3P (EP)

    You will recieve your very own signed, *personalized* Everybody's Free 3P (EP)

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    The Q Deal

    You will receive the Quindon Tarver Everybody's Free Deal!!!

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    *Personal Gratitude & Note
    *Digital Download
    *Signed, personalized CD
    *Signed, personalized 8x10

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    The Quindonite Package

    You will receive the Quindon Tarver Everybody's Free Package!!!

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    *Personal Gratitude & Note
    *Digital Download
    *Signed, personalized CD
    *Signed, personalized 8x10
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    Happy Birthday Extravaganza

    Celebrate your special day by receiving a "Happy Birthday"message from Quindon Tarver himself plus the Quindonite Package!

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    *Personal "Happy Birthday" message (2017-2018) depending upon your birthday
    *Personal Gratitude & Note
    *Digital Download
    *Signed, personalized CD
    *Signed, personalized 8x10
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    30 Minute Skype Conversation & More

    30 minute Skype video chat. Ask me anything, or tell me about you, let's get acquainted with one another!

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    *Skype Conversation
    *Personal "Happy Birthday" message (2017-2018) depending upon your birthday
    *Personal Gratitude & Note
    *Digital Download
    *Signed, personalized CD
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    VIP to EP Release Party Package

    You and a guest will receive (1) VIP pass to my Everybody's Free 3P (EP) realase party. Hang out with me and meet some very important people in my life. You will have a blast!!!

    Includes:
    *A meet and greet (including selfies)
    *Reserved seating area for you and your guest
    * A live performance by me
    *Personal "Happy Birthday" message (2017-2018) depending upon your birthday
    *Personal Gratitude & Note
    *Digital Download
    *Signed, personalized CD
    *Signed, personalized 8x10
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    Be My Studio GUEST

    Join me for 1 hours in the studio (Dallas, Atlanta, or LA) as I record and work on one of the new songs for "Everybody's Free 3P" EP Who knows... I might even have you feature on the song playing an instrument or hand claps or singing! *If you can't join me in the mentioned cities you can join me through Skype!*
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    *My Personal Studio Guest
    *Credit on the EP
    *Personal "Happy Birthday" message (2017-2018) depending upon your birthday
    *Personal Gratitude & Note
    *Digital Download
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    Private Performance

    Do you have a birthday party, get together, wedding, engagement party, or a special event you'd like me to perform at? Well, here's your chance to have me up close and personal (Within 100 miles of Dallas, TX). outside the area traveling expenses are provided by you.

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    *Private Performance
    *Credit on the EP
    *Personal "Happy Birthday" message (2017-2018) depending upon your birthday
    *Personal Gratitude & Note
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    Personally Written Song & More

    I'll custom write and arrange a song for you. You provide me the concept; as much or as little detail as you like. I will write, arrange, and record a song with accompany of a piano. After completion of the song I will have it packages as a professional single and mail it to you. I will title it "YOUR NAME HERE SONG"!
    -to be fulfilled January 2018.
    #ADDITIONAL BONUS*
    I also will perform this song for you at a show of your choice within 12 months of the reward. Please give me a 30 day notice prior to the show that you chose.
    All other rewards will be delivered in the time listed.

    Includes:
    *Custom Written Original Song
    *Custom Graphic & Packaging
    *2 VIP Concert Passes
    *Live performance of the song
    *Credit On The EP
    *Personal "Happy Birthday" message (2017-2018) depending upon your birthday
    *Personal Gratitude & Note
    *Digital Download
    *Signed, personalized CD
    *Signed, personalized 8x10
    *Custom Graphic Everybody's Free T-Shirt

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Funding period

- (35 days)