Empower Youth with 'Misunderstood - The Album'

Inertia's 2nd studio album's goal is to help the young adults feel "seen" through the gift of music.
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Carlton Wilson
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Music
Wichita, Kansas
United States
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Misunderstood | The Album is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of Misunderstood | The Album must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

UPDATE: IT'S HERE.

05/13/15 The Album Is Here!

They're here! If you donated to the campaign you will be hearing from me within 24 hours because one of these is yours. Everyone else, $20 an album. My best work yet. Made to make you feel good. Comes with a No Coast Lanyard and Serialized Certificate of Authenticity. ‪#‎NoCoast‬


UPDATE: NEW SINGLE RELEASED

10/21/14 New Single 'Go Time' 

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My goal is to help young men and women feel "seen" through the gift of music. Too many kids today grow up feeling misunderstood.


Hey, Inertia here. I hope you're doing well!

This album is being made with the intention to make young men and women feel "seen". There are too many kids who grow up today feeling unseen; feeling like they are not understood. Many of them are intelligent kids, who are afraid to express their true selves in fear of being judged by the masses.

As trite as this may sound, I feel this is a serious epidemic and I think I can help through the gift of music!

I'd like to focus this album on being DOPE with banging beats and catchy songs.  The songs will focus around unique experiences that many of our intelligent youth go through and put in the context of fresh new hip hop.

This will be my second project. I learned a lot from recording my first. One of the main lessons I learned from recording my first album was that "you can have one of the best albums of the year, but if you don't have the funds to market it, NO ONE KNOWS".

That's why I need YOU!

I want this album to have an IMPACT; to truly help people and show others that if you persevere through adversity and keep believing in your heart of hearts, you can make your dreams a reality. 

I'll use the money I raise to create the artwork, fund the pressing up of the physical CDs, and fund the marketing campaign. I'll hire someone with an expertise in marketing to help develop a plan.

I know that with $11,500 I can get this album where it needs to be and we will truly do something meaningful together!


Listen to the first single from Misunderstood! So Far (N***a)


PREVIOUS WORK:


Soulja Boy - Do It Big (Produced by Inertia)

Styles P - Storm Is Brewing (Produced by Inertia)

Inertia - So Far (N***a) (Produced, written, and performed by Inertia)

Inertia - Replay (Produced, written, and performed by Inertia)

ATL iStandard Producer Showcase - 1st Place Winner

MyPersonalProducer.com - Executive Producer


MISUNDERSTOOD POTENTIAL TRACKLISTING:


1) Now I See

2) I'm Good

3) So Far (N***a)

4) Holier Than Thou

5) Catharsis Part 2

6) J.O.B.

7) Like Errday

8) On Me

9) Go Time

10) Game Changer

11) My Soul To Take



MISUNDERSTOOD FUNDING BUDGET:


$5,000 Marketing Budget - Hiring a great marketer, Banner Ads, Television Ads, Subway Spots, and other marketing avenues.

$1,500 CD Production - Getting the CD's pressed up and hiring an AMAZING graphic designer to create new and FRESH designs for the CD artwork.

$1,500 Mixing, Mastering, and Recording - This album will have the best mixing, mastering, and recording we can find.

$1,250 Music Video Production - Hiring an excellent videographer to help me capture the essence of the music on film. The videos will be new, original, and HOT. I'll make sure of that.

$1,250 Street Team Guerilla Marketing - Hire a team of expert marketers who will go out and hit the streets promoting the album. We'll sell this CD at events, street corners, concert venues, and wherever need to be in order for this CD to POP and make an IMPACT.


Risks and Challenges


Assuming this project is successfully funded by the end of 2014, you should expect your brand new album at the end of the first quarter, 2015.

Of course things could be held up by any type of production delays from the CD manufacturer. There could be a delay in the mastering and mixing process that delays album release. There could be the delays in the deliverables from collaborators (artists, singers). I don't see anything of these things happening to a large degree and holding things up but it's worth a mention. If anything of this nature happens, I'll keep you updated as to the status of completion.

But like I said, if anything comes up, you'll be the first to know.


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    A free DELUXE CD copy of the album will be physically mailed to you the day it drops. This will include the 6 panel designed artwork and a lyric booklet. You'll also get a FUNDER EXCLUSIVE 11" x 17" poster (amount over $25 is tax-deductible)

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    A free AUTOGRAPHED DELUXE CD copy of the album will be physically mailed to you the day it drops. This will include the 6 panel designed artwork and a lyric booklet. You'll also get a FUNDER EXCLUSIVE 11" x 17" poster that'll be signed as well! (amount over $50 is tax-deductible)

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    Bronze Funder Package

    A free AUTOGRAPHED DELUXE CD copy of the album will be physically mailed to you the day it drops. This will include the 6 panel designed artwork and a lyric booklet. You'll also get a FUNDER EXCLUSIVE 11" x 17" poster that'll be signed as well! Your name will also be mentioned on the song on the album as a thank you for helping it come to fruition! (amount over $100 is tax-deductible)

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    Your name will also be mentioned on the song on the album! A free AUTOGRAPHED DELUXE CD copy of the album will be mailed to you the day it drops. This includes the 6 panel designed artwork and a lyric booklet. You'll also get an autographed FUNDER EXCLUSIVE 11" x 17" poster! You'll also receive a 1 on 1 beat making session where Inertia will sit down with you and help you take your beat making craft to the next level. You'll also receive 2 FREE tickets to any INERTIA live show of your choice! (amount over $200 is tax-deductible)

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    We'll have a celebration dinner and you'll attend the first listening session. You get a 12" x 15" commemorative plaque with your name on it. Your name will also be mentioned on the song on the album! You get an AUTOGRAPHED 6 panel DELUXE CD copy w/lyric booklet and an autographed FUNDER EXCLUSIVE 11" x 17" poster! You'll also receive a 1 on 1 beat making session where Inertia teach you how to make beats. You'll also get 2 FREE tickets to any INERTIA live show of your choice! (amount over $300 is tax-deductible)

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