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I’m Maddlines from the rap group Raiderz of the Lost. This is my first solo album currently titled “Ridiculous.” It is gonna be HOT!!!!

So.....I am embarking on a new project and I really need your help. My brother and I have been doing music as Raiderz of the Lost since 1999. We released “Prepare for the Spillage” in October of 99 while signed with CMN Records. At that time, Aaron "Messenger 777” Warner was the third member of the group as well. Since then, the Messenger has gone on to do other things including opening a clothing shop in South Jersey, while my brother Sirrico “Dialect” Whitfield endured 2 bouts with cancer. Through all of that, we maintained the calling on our life to infiltrate the rap industry with lyrics that glorify God AND maintained the appeal that rap fans love. We released “The Music Makers” and “The Bailout” while unsigned, and now, in this new chapter, I am releasing a solo album currently titled “Ridiculous.” In this album, I have returned to elements that most fans have known me for, primarily speaking of witty punchlines and clever lyrics. This project is a great marriage between clean, wholesome, Christ-centric lyrics and funny, creative, witty content. From the inspiring and encouraging song called “Heaven” where I rap about the place promised for those who put their trust in Christ, where we will see our loved ones again who have passed away, to the powerful anthem “Get Your Hands Up” where I desire to lead you in worship as we lift our hands up in honor and worship of the King of Kings, this album will provide something for both fans and non-fans of rap. My goal for this album is to provide my brothers and sisters in Christ with a solid product that they LOVE and can be proud of while introducing the rest of the world to the concept of HOT rap music that does not consist of drugs, money, guns, violence and sex. 

Your pledges, should I reach my goal, will allow me to pay for production (the beats), recording, mixing, and mastering (the process of recording and mixing to ensure that the finished product is at the best audio levels), and reproduction (burning copies of the album, and artwork). $6000 is my goal, which may sound like it’s a lot, but when it comes to everything that it takes to put out a quality product, it’s really well under budget. However, I believe I can pull this off with your help, and it will be an amazing album.

I have already recorded about 5 songs, but your financial support will allow me to record the rest of this project quickly and it should be out by July. I take this very seriously, and I don’t waste time in the studio. I am a good steward of the finances that God has blessed me with, and I believe everyone of you will be part of an answer to my prayer of this album being completed. 

Thank you in advance for supporting my vision, and trusting me with your heart. I pray my music blesses your heart and feeds your spirit. God Bless, and lets do it!!!

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    2 digital downloads (2 songs) from the “Ridiculous” Album. I’ll be sure to give you some HEAT!!!

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    All above rewards plus a digital download of the “Ridiculous” album. You worked hard for it. Enjoy.

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    The “Mr. Clutch” special (Love you Brandon!) For those who understand the digital age, but are not interested in a digital copy of the album, you just want the physical CD when it’s released. Here you go....Merry Christmas in July! You’ll still have to download the two early bird songs though....DARN!

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    All above rewards plus a physical copy of the album when it’s released (for those of you who can’t live with just the digital copy of an album).

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    All above rewards plus “Ridiculous” promotional package (Ridiculous sticker, Autographed Ridiculous Poster, and Ridiculous T-Shirt). *I will wear your t-shirt once and sweat in it before I mail it to you, but only upon request.

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    All above rewards AND your name will be included in a special “thank you” video that I will release once my campaign is fully funded. Your name will also be listed in a special “Kickstarter Supporter section on the album credits. I will do my best to brag hard about your willingness to support this project!

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    All above rewards AND I will invite you to choose the topic of a song you would like me to write and I will write and record it and send it to you (as long as it will not cause me to neglect my moral standards). If your local OR you can make arrangements to come to our studio in VA, you will be invited to the studio for the recording AND if your brave enough, you can even make a cameo appearance on the song. I dare you....

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    All above rewards AND "Dinner with Dizzle!!!” Uh...Dizzle is my nickname. As long as you can get yourself to Virginia Beach (or if your already here) you will be able to enjoy a night with my wife and I, and we’ll shoot a special video together to show the world how we have become BFF’s...(*wearing the “Ridiculous” shirt from the promotional package is highly recommended, but not required).

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    All above rewards AND the opportunity to host a special CD release concert with me wherever you are in the US (This includes organizations, youth groups, etc that raise this amount of funds). So YOUTH GROUPS, DO SOME FUND RAISING!!!

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    All above rewards AND receive a special concert!!! You pick the place, we will work on the date, and you can consider travelling expenses and honorarium PAID! (again, this includes organizations, youth groups, etc that raise this amount of funds) SO YOUTH GROUPS, DO SOME FUND RAISING!!! ***I really want to see this one happen***

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