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$6,067
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98
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, December 2 2018 5:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

SERCH WARHOL By Orontino
SERCH WARHOL By Orontino

Hello my people! I've been asked throughout the years about writing a book based on the stories I've told on the radio. I've also been asked if I ever was ever going to make music again. Well, I write all the time, 4 bars here, 8 bars there, but nothing that would cause me to focus on an album. Until Now...

I've been collaborating with a friend and producer recently named TEMPER3000, who has been suggesting that it may be time to do a book/album.  We put our heads together and came up with what I think is something special. The concept is simple and has never been done. Combine my stories into an audio book and at the end of each chapter drop a track that puts it in lyric form. This would be the first in Hip Hop history; A novel that combines creative language and true events, with songs that echo the previous chapter and expound on it through rhymes and beats. Imagine hearing the audio book chapter about the time Nas asked me to executive produce his album Illmatic, and then at the end of the chapter hearing the track I wrote about it. 

I'm really amped to do this and I'm committed to making a dope album. I'm also super excited to write this book, based on some incredible moments in my life. 

I decided to go the Kickstarter route, opposed to finding a publisher, because the truth of the matter is, I have limited time. If I am able to reach my goal in December, that would give me December and January to shut things down and focus 100% on this project.  A publisher would tie me to a schedule based on their book release needs. I don't have time for that and I don't want to spend months negotiating a contract, going through all that none sense and not allocating that time I need to work on this. This needs to be my process and on the best schedule for me. So a Kickstarter campaign made the most sense.

I look forward to you being a part of this process and seeing you on the road when I tour. I can't wait to get everyone's feedback as the project moves forward.

Thank you for you support, over 30 years and forward!

Love Over Everything,

Serch

Risks and challenges

If we can make our minimum budget request of 80,000 dollars we can deliver the project as expected. The only potential issues may be manufaturing of the physical copies of the book and album. Delays there may be based on manufacturing houses that guarentee deliverable and fail to meet expectations. We have already spoken to several manufacturers and believe we have eliminated this issue. Other issues could potenitally be with the higher investors in regards to travel time and availability. All of those scheduling issues will be dealt with in a timely fashion and with the exception of illness or doctors orders to not perform or travel, weather related delays and acts of God that prevent travel, all investors agreements will be honored (we will reschedule travel time and dates so that all parties are comfortable and content with the results).

I have spent most of the year looking into this project and scrutinizing the deliverables and am confident that when the minimum is reached we will be able to go into the studio, create the music and the audio book and deliver on time. Any delays, for any reason will be communicated ahead of time to align expectations

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    Copy Of The Album

    Be the first in your hood to have the heat before anybody else. #Freshness

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    A copy of the Audio Book

    The Audio book tells the stories that you have heard (Or not...) about my many fun, interesting, and near death experiences in my life as a member of this awesome, crazy, dusted, confusing, wierd, beautiful, Hip Hop Culture. first on your block, #StillFresh

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    The Audio Book/Album

    It's the best of both worlds. The audio book and all the crazies stories and at the end of each chapter, the music about the chapter you just read. This is what I have heard from fans and friends for a long time, so now I am doing it. #SuperFreshness

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    Kindle Version of Book -w- Album

    Transcribed for those who still love the written word, but still want the album to swing back to the album. Hopefully we can work it out so that at the end of each chapter you will be able to clink a link to the song. Working on that now (Cross your fingers). If not then you will get to download the album. Still, you're good

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    Book, CD, & Digital Download

    We will print a version of the book (PDF or Paperback), along with the CD and the digital versions (Readable & Audio).

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    Keeping it a 100 with a bonus

    The hard copy of the book "Did I Tell You The One About", as well as the CD and Casette of the project. Plus you get the download of the audio novel/album. Keeping it a 100 lol

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    Tasty Treats Vol 1

    Deluxe Version: Hard Cover version of the book, Physical copies of the album in all formats (CD, Cassette and Vinyl) and Readable and Audio versions of the project. #SeriousFreshness

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    Lets chop it up

    Lets talk on the phone and give me some insight. Tell me what you are looking forward to with this project? Tell me why it is important to you? Video Chat? sure!! What's App? no question!! This project is about giving the fans that have been asking for so long for, and what I can do to make it that much better.

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    Tasty Treats Vol 2

    Signed Hardcover of the Book, Physical copies of the album (CD, Cassette, and Vinyl), and a limited edition custom designed T-Shirt created by MLTD MICS. You will be able to choose you own design and style. Also you will receive advance music from the album and snippets of the chapters. #SuperSuperFreshness

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    Tasty Treats Vol 3

    Signed Hardcover of the Book, Limited Edition Physical Copies of the Album (Colored Vinyl, Colored Cassette, Custom CD), Advance music from the album, advance snippets of the chapters, 4 custom T-Shirts designed by MLTD MICS. A Video Call with Serch where you and he can spend 15 minutes talking about life, love and the pursuit of rapture. Or feel free to just ask him what you want

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    Where You At?

    Signed Limited Edition Hard Cover Deluxe Version of the book, Signed limited Edition Version of the Album (Colored Vinyl, Colored Cassette, Custom CD), advance music, snippets of the chapters, and here is the kicker. When the project is all complete, I hand deliver it to you and we go have a proper meal to thank you for being an CO-EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of the project (Travel for this Tasty Treat is in the US only).

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    Where You At and Who You With?

    Deluxe Personalized Signed Limited Edition Hard Copy of the Book for you and two of your people, Limited Edition Physical Copies of the Album (Limited Edition signed Colored Vinyl, Colored Cassette and CD with special fold out personalized to you), And when its all said and done, I come and deliver it to you and you and 3 guest can come out and have a proper meal and a thank you for being an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER of the project. (Delivery is for US residents Only)

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    Where You at, HOUSE PARTY PACKAGE

    So you get Everything, plus a House Party Perfromance from me and a private reading of a chapter of the book and Q&A. Invite up to 30 people. We will provide the music, the food, the fun and answer some questions about everything I may know about. This way I can personally thank you for being an EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF THE ALBUM. Special Party fun included. Lets take it back to the old school (Limited to US Residents).

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    EUROPE WHERE YOU AT!!

    I will hop the pond and hang with you and bring you all the treats. Plus we will hang and talk about all things Hip Hop, maybe even hang with Tim Westwood or some other fancy type goon friends of mine in the UK. You never know? trust when I say we will figure our the freshness. What you want?

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Funding period

- (53 days)