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The Music Arcade CD by Mission Man. T-shirts and 2019 tour.

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Me and my instruments
Me and my instruments

I have updated the project video with less than a week to go. In the video, I say there are 19 color options for men's shirts. There are actually 13.

"The Music Arcade" is my 13th studio album. I have been rapping since 1992, and playing the drums, bass, guitar, and keyboard since 1998. I call my music hip hop without ego because I rap, but I don't brag about myself in my music. 

I have been passionately following my dreams of making a living from my music since I began making it. While I haven't achieved that goal, I've had unbelievable experiences along the way, and music has given me a purpose every day of my life since I started making it.

I will be touring in March to support the album. This Kickstarter campaign will allow me to get the CD manufactured, get t-shirts made, and pay for studio time to put the final touches on the album and have it professionally mixed and mastered by an audio engineer.

The more this campaign raises, the better I can make the insert booklet, and the bigger I can make my tour.

If I get a lot of backers in a specific city, I'll do everything in my power to come to that city.

Thank you for helping me achieve my dreams!

*Update: I have improved the rewards. Now, everyone who pledges $15 or more will have the option of being added to the special thanks page. You can use your real name or a nickname (appropriate nicknames only). I have also reduced the price of the lyrics page to $50. If I get 2 or more backers at that level, or if the campaign hits $500, I will include lyrics for all 10 songs in the insert booklet!

With love and hope,

Mission Man 

lyrics brought to you by example (for the $100 reward level)
lyrics brought to you by example (for the $100 reward level)

T-shirt Color Options 

Black tagless Hanes t-shirts in women's and men's
Black tagless Hanes t-shirts in women's and men's
Deep Royal
Deep Royal
Deep Red
Deep Red
Navy
Navy
Carolina Blue (men's)
Carolina Blue (men's)
Sapphire
Sapphire
Purple
Purple
White
White
Light Steel
Light Steel
Orange
Orange
Stonewashed Blue
Stonewashed Blue
Wow Pink
Wow Pink

The playlist above includes a couple of live performances and single versions of 6 of the songs on the album. I will be going to Refraze Studios in Dayton, Ohio this month to have the vocals professionally recorded and mastered. 

Risks and challenges

This is a pretty low risk project. 100 CDs with a 12 page insert booklet is approximately $325, so the minimum goal will cover almost all of the costs. Anything above that makes it even easier.

The official release date for the album is March 22nd. By sending the CD off for pressing in late December, I'll have it in my possession by mid January at the latest. This gives me 2 months to fulfill the smaller goals, and will allow me to focus on fulfilling the higher level perks quickly and efficiently.

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    Digital download of "The Music Arcade."

    Digital download of "The Music Arcade."

    Perfect for those of you who just want the music! You'll get the download March 22nd.

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    Signed CD

    Get a copy of "The Music Arcade" CD. Includes shipping within continental United States.

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    CD plus unreleased tracks

    Get the CD, including shipping within the continental United States. Also, download unreleased tracks. Those tracks include "Maintain Perspective," which didn't quite fit with the album, "Let's Make Some Music," which is an incomplete, mostly instrumental song, and "Dancing Strictly Prohibited." That song is about NYC's interesting laws against dancing in bars, and was supposed to be a collaboration, but never came to be.

    2 of these songs will likely never be released. I may eventually release "Dancing Strictly Prohibited."

    You'll get the download as soon as the campaign is finished. You'll get the CD the week ending March 22nd, 2019.

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    CD and t-shirt combo

    CD and t-shirt combo. I will sign the CD. I will also send you a link to the t-shirt design page where you can choose a custom color!

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    CD, t-shirt, unreleased tracks

    Get the CD and t-shirt, including shipping within the continental United States. Also, download unreleased tracks. Those tracks include "Maintain Perspective," which didn't quite fit with the album, "Let's Make Some Music," which is an incomplete, mostly instrumental song, and "Dancing Strictly Prohibited." That song is about NYC's interesting laws against dancing in bars, and was supposed to be a collaboration, but never came to be.

    2 of these songs will likely never be released. I may eventually release "Dancing Strictly Prohibited."

    You'll get the download as soon as the campaign is finished. You'll get the CD and t-shirt the week ending March 22nd, 2019.

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    • Unreleased songs
    • T-shirt, week of March 22nd
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    Lyrics Brought To You By Page

    This is the highest contribution level. It includes all of the other perks, as well as a "lyrics brought to you page." You can see an example of this reward in the campaign description.

    I will include the lyrics for the song of your choosing in the insert booklet, and include "lyrics brought to you by: [yourname]." There is a limit of 10, as there are 10 songs on the album.

    You'll also be included in the special thanks page, and get an autographed CD, as well as choose a custom color for your t-shirt. You'll get the CD and t-shirt immediately after I have them, likely 2 months before the official release date.

    Optional: You can include an image of yourself, or a photo that you took, as the background image behind the lyrics.

    You'll also get downloads of 3 unreleased songs. "Dancing Strictly Prohibited," "Maintain Perspective," and "Let's Make Some Music."

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    • Special thanks in insert booklet
    • CD delivered in early January
    • T shirt delivered in early January
    • Unreleased songs
    • Your name on a lyrics page
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