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,
T-shirt Color Options
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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