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The 7 Deadly Sins LP is here! R-Mean fans show your support and Pre-Order this raw conceptual album now. Exclusive rewards and offers.
The 7 Deadly Sins LP is here! R-Mean fans show your support and Pre-Order this raw conceptual album now. Exclusive rewards and offers.
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FATHER IN HEAVEN - The Confession (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO) 

Intro track to the 7 Deadly Sins LP

New Stretch Goal with 4 Dayz to go! (45K)

1 comment Liked 4 likes Once again a BIG thank you to everyone that has backed this project. With 4 days to go we are well over our initial goal of 30K. We are expecting a high number of fans, friends and family that have not backed to help us finish strong. With that said, we would like to introduce a STRETCH GOAL, if we reach 45K, yes 45K!! we will have the proper funds to produce a MUSIC VIDEO for EVERY SONG on the album. The music video visuals will enhance the album and bring to life the superb lyricism and storytelling and truly expand the reach. Is this really possible in just 4 short days? We believe so, but only with your help. So we ask you to continue spreading the word via social media and with your day to day interaction with friends.

P.S As promised we will be releasing the first music video "Father in Heaven" (Track 1) shortly, of course backers will get to see it first.

Team Pentagon

NEW REWARD!! 16x16 Matt Color finish frame of the Album Cover! ONLY 10 AVAILABLE 

This piece is beautiful. Official album cover on a 16x16
This piece is beautiful. Official album cover on a 16x16

What's up everybody! This is R-Mean and  I am excited to announce the release of my 7 Deadly Sins LP. I hope I will earn your support in bringing this project to life.

To learn more about the album and this campaign please read on, check out the video below, click on the links and you will see what I stand for, my work ethic and the journey that has brought me this far. A to Z, it's all below! 

CHECK OUT THE COOL REWARDS YOU WILL RECEIVE WITH YOUR PLEDGES-------------------------------------------------------->>>>>>>>>

NEW REWARDS!! Engraved iPHONE 5,6 cases and Hand Written Framed Lyrics!! Special Collectibles! 

Framed hand written lyrics by R-Mean
Framed hand written lyrics by R-Mean

 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL only 14 Left at $40! 

NEW NEW NEW iPHONE case - Engraved Maple Wood
NEW NEW NEW iPHONE case - Engraved Maple Wood

The Project | 7 Deadly Sins LP

CONCEPT: 

7 DEADLY SINS is a conceptual album based on my life experiences, triumphs, defeats, deceits and the overall journey. The first song called, “Father In Heaven” takes you into my inner most thoughts as I speak to God about the highs and lows of my life and career. If you watched the KickStarter video above then you saw a short clip from the video. Following my confession, I take you on a story telling journey through the 7 Deadly Sins (7DS) Lust, Envy, Gluttony, Greed, Pride, Sloth, Wrath, a song for each sin. Following this emotional hard hitting ride I end the album on a more uplifting and optimistic note with a track titled "Nothing Left to Lose," the first single off the album. 

The Single!

"Nothing Left to Lose" (the first single off the record) is a song that embodies the concept of hitting rock bottom and giving it your all when you have nothing left to lose. A feeling that we can all relate to, and a true reflection of where I am right now. 

ARTWORK: 

After tons of research and attempts to find an awesome artistic cover. A friend of ours, Ali Moradi, connected us with Joby Cummings, an amazing US tattoo artist turned graphic designer. His clever 7sins design, caught our eye.  Can you spot the 7 sins??

7 Deadly Sins LP cover by Joby Cummings
7 Deadly Sins LP cover by Joby Cummings
Joby hard at work with the prototype of the cover.
Joby hard at work with the prototype of the cover.

The collectors edition booklet will feature lyrics written by R-Mean and artwork by contemporary artist Van Saro. Check out the samples by Van Saro bellow. This will be a booklet to treasure!

Greed by Van Sara
Greed by Van Sara
Sinner by Van Saro
Sinner by Van Saro

WHY KICKSTARTER?

Because its public and trustworthy. 

Where will your pledges/gifts go and how will we spend the money?  

In a nutshell, once this campaign ends, we will immediately begin the final stages of mixing and mastering the album. Then the MANUFACTURING of the CD's and the PRODUCTION of the merchandise will begin. Followed by SHIPPING your reward. The left over funds will be used for promotion and marketing to make sure we reach as many people possible.

1. MIXING AND MASTERING THE ALBUM.

To compete with major releases the sound QUALITY of the music needs to be topnotch. We have already contacted Grammy award winning engineer Segal, who is known for his work on the Slim Shady LP, The Marshall Mathers LP, Chronic 2001, Stankonia, and many more. What a list huh? If you watched the video then you saw us in the studio working.

Segal and I mixing. The Grammy on his desk is inspirational!
Segal and I mixing. The Grammy on his desk is inspirational!

GOAL: Every song is properly mixed and has a state of the art quality

2. MUSIC VIDEOS 

To truly bring the album to life, we want to produce a music video for every song on the album. We have 2 completed and many more to go. Because 7DS is a conceptual album with many story driven elements we have some amazing ideas for videos. But videos are super expensive to produce, this is why we need your help. 

In the past we managed to make some amazing videos with our own funding. I am very lucky that my manager Alex Kodo happens to be one of the most talented music video directors. On a limited budget we were able to create amazing music videos. Imagine what we can accomplish with bigger budgets. Explore the videos below and see for yourself. 

GOAL: A music video for every song on the album. 

3. MARKETING+PROMOTION (Spreading the word)

For this album to reach its full potential we need all the benefits that come with a major record label… The right amount of promotion, PR, publicist, events, online marketing, social media marketing, radio promotion, video promotion, advertising, radio touring, college touring, national touring,and the list goes on. And of course distribution, a major part of how music reaches the masses. 

Why Pledge?

Because you want to hear my music. You want to hear the real shit I spit. You are sick of that mickey mouse shit you hear everyday. 

We have asked some amazing artists to work with us in creating an ART and LYRIC BOOK that brings the music to life, along with our series of music videos. 

REWARDS 

I have created custom rewards for all my fans and supporters. From pre-ordering the actual album to all kinds of exclusive merchandise we have designed specifically for the 7DS campaign, which include show tickets, official t-shirts, and hoodies. Better yet, make your experience even more personal by skyping with me, partying with me, having one of my DJ's spin at your private event, and much much more. LOOK TO YOUR RIGHT AND EXPLORE ALL YOUR OPTIONS! 

Thank you for your time, love and support. I can not wait to share this project with you. A salute from the bottom of my heart. 

R-Mean

Risks and challenges

No Risk = No Reward

THE TEAM:

By pledging, you are not just backing me but also my super talented and dedicated team that has made all this possible. With a team this dedicated we are able to minimize our risks and maximize our rewards.

Management Team:

Alex Kodo ( General Manager/ A&R/ Director of Operations)

Tina Chuldzhyan ( Production Manager/Consultant/Marketing/Sales/Strategy)

Kamran Van Roosmalen (European Rep, Amsterdam / Social Media)

Reza Van Roosmalen (East Rep, New York)

Zareh Z. Zurubyan (North East Rep, Boston)

Consultants: Albert Kodagolian, Greg Tufenkian, Talin Kauyoumdjian.

Music Team: DJ Inormis (DJ), DJ V Money (DJ), French Damato (Singer/Songwriter),Marka (Singer/Songwriter), Crooked I (Hip Hop Artist- SHADY Records), Ricardo "Segal" Huerera (Grammy Winning Mixer/Engineer), Boi Fabio Angolini (Recording Engineer). Benny Blanco (Producer), MG (Producer), Miks (Producer), Ear2TheBeat (Producer), Sinema (Producer), Sean Brown (Artist/Producer), JClassic (Producer), Alex Teamer (Producer), Viruss (Producer)

Artists: Joby Cummings (Artist/Cover Art Design) Van Saro (booklet Artwork) Nvrek (Graphic Design)

Social Marketing: Z (East Coast Marketing/Distribution). Qyu (social media/graphic design), Adelina (East Coast Marketing),

Film and Video: Alex Kodo (Director), Alex Polini (Cinematography), Alex DerHakopian (Director)

Stylist: Narbeh (Narbezie), Elin (E)

WIth love,
R-Mean

"If I do my full duty, the rest will take care of itself."

"It’s the unconquerable soul of man, not the nature of the weapon he uses, that insures victory."

GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON, JR

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    SIGNED CD along with the Lyrics and Art Booklet! Advanced DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the album two weeks prior to the official release.
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    EarlyBird Special! First 25 backers will Save 20$ NEW!! iPHONE 5,5s and 6 maple wood protective case with engraved 7DS skull. These cases are eye catching and elegant. SIGNED CD along with the Lyrics and Art Booklet and a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the album two weeks prior to the official release. Note: Price includes domestic shipping.

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    OFFICIAL 7 Deadly SIns Skull T-SHIRT (just like the one I'm wearing). SIGNED CD with the Lyrics and Art booklet and the DIGITAL DOWNLOAD two weeks prior to the official release. Note: Price includes domestic shipping.

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    NEW REWARD! Erratic Clothing Special! Receive a ReguLAte hat, a shirt of your choice and a SIGNED CD along with the Lyrics and Art Booklet and a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the album two weeks prior to the official release. Note: Price includes domestic shipping.

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    7 DEADLY SINS Bundle. Limited edition Skull HOODIE, Skull T-Shirt. You will also receive a SIGNED CD with the Lyrics and Art booklet and the DIGITAL DOWNLOAD two weeks prior to the official release. Note: Price includes domestic shipping.

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    PENTAGON bundle. The classic Pentagon HOODIE, classic Pentagon SNAPBACK. SIGNED CD with the Lyrics and Art Booklet and a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the album two weeks prior to the official release. Note: Price includes domestic shipping.

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    A True Collector's item only for the TRUE FAN! Get SIGNED HARDCOPY CD's of my WHOLE CATALOGUE! This is SIX ALBUMS!!! Some of these are out of print and after you buy them, I won't have 1! I literally have only 5 copies and I'm going to give them away here on Kickstarter only. You will receive Broken Water, Jackin 4 Beats. The Risin Son, Nah Mean Mixtape Vol.1, Far From Heaven, and of course 7 Deadly Sins. Note: Price includes domestic shipping.

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    NEW REWARD! LIMITED EDITION 16X16 Matte Color frame of the Album cover. This is a beautiful piece of art that you can hang on your wall. You will also receive the OFFICIAL 7DS skull tshirt along with a signed CD and Art and Lyrics booklet. Domestic shipping included.

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    Only 20 available!!! Super Exclusive Industry PRIVATE listening party before the Album's release. Listen to the 7 Deadly Sins album front to back with R-Mean at an undisclosed location, followed by a Q&A session. You will also receive the #7DS Bundle with limited edition Skull HOODIE, T-SHIRT, SIGNED CD with the Lyrics and Art booklet and the DIGITAL DOWNLOAD two weeks prior to the official release. Your package will be ready for you at the party. All ages.

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    Studio session with R-Mean. Watch R-Mean write and record live. You and a friend can hang out and see first hand as R-Mean creates. Then have lunch with him and pick his brain! Both of you will also each receive the #7DS bundle. This is a steal!

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    NEW! Have R-Mean hand write any song lyrics for you. We will frame the work in a maple wood glass frame ready for you to hang on the wall. SIGNED CD along with the Lyrics and Art Booklet and a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the album two weeks prior to the official release. Note: Price includes domestic shipping.

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    I will create a CUSTOM SONG for YOU! Email me your backstory and let me create. SIGNED CD with the Lyrics and Art booklet and the DIGITAL DOWNLOAD two weeks prior to the official release). Note: Price includes domestic shipping.

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    I had to call in some favors for this one!.... Have a party of your own and one of my incredible DJ’s will provide the music! You will have the choice between DJ V-Money and DJ iNormis to spin at your birthday party, graduation, bar mitzvah, or your next house party...whatever you want! (Up to 200 people)

    All I can guarantee is that they will ROCK the house and that you would pay a lot more if you would hire either one of them outside of this Kickstarter option... Oh, and I'll be attending that party as well! However, if the event is not in the LA area you would have to take care of the travel expenses. Let's get the party started!
    We will also throw in a Limited edition 7 Deadly Sins Skull T-SHIRT for you (just like the one I'm wearing), a SIGNED CD along with the Lyrics and Art Booklet and a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the album two weeks prior to the official release. Note: Price includes domestic shipping.

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    I will perform for YOU! Depending on what kind of event you're having, I will perform a customized set. And I'll let you choose what songs you want me to do! (If it's not in the LA Area, you will have to take care of the travel expenses). SIGNED CD along with the Lyrics and Art Booklet and a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the album two weeks prior to the official release. Note: Price includes domestic shipping.

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    Official Sponsor of the Kickstarter Finale concert at the Troubadour on Oct 17. BANNER hung at the Album Release Concert, and I'll give you a SHOUT OUT from stage as well. I will also make a post on my social media (Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook) for you! Plus 10 Tickets to the concert, 10 T-Shirts and 10 Signed CD's. two weeks prior to the official release. Note: Price includes domestic shipping.

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    Become an OFFICIAL sponsor of the ALBUM! Your name will be in the CREDITS as an official sponsor, a BANNER hung at the Album Release Concert, and I'll give you a SHOUT OUT from stage as well. I will also make a post on my social media (Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook) for you! Plus 10 Tickets to the concert, 10 T-Shirts and 10 Signed CD's.

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    Instantly become an official Executive Producer of the album and take a ride along this journey with us. Receive all the goodies you can handle and Your name on the back of the album as an Executive Producer next to R-Mean and Alex Kodo.

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