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FREE CESCHI, HELP FAKE FOUR. Fake Four Inc is an indie music label threatened by the questionable imprisonment of its founder Ceschi.
Ceschi Ramos
New Haven
United States
4 Team Members

Short Summary

  • Over the last 5 years Fake Four has been a risk taking independent record label Fake Four that is approaching their 50th release.  Fake Four has released genre-pushing albums by progressive hip hop artists, experimental indie poppers & electronic producers. Today Fake Four founder Ceschi Ramos is starting an 18 month sentence on a questionable marijuana charge. After his family was threatened and he was forced to give a coached statement to Police in 2010 he ended up going to court for years. In the end he has taken a reasonable plea bargain compared to the 5-7 years he was facing. Right now the stability of Fake Four is being threatened by Ceschi's situation & the exorbitant amount of debt that has been accumulated due to legal fees.  
  • We truly feel that Fake Four is a filling a void with the music we release.  We take risks, work hard, and go where very few people in this stagnant industry would dare to go.  We believe that our voice is important and that our community is important.  Your contribution will help Fake Four maintain and even grow further in spite of Ceschi's absence.  

What We Need & What You Get

  • We are asking for 15,000 but would actually love to see even more support if possible - with the rewards we're giving we're making it well worth your donation!  Fake Four has regularly paid employees and our monthly overhead for the rest of 2013 is over $10,000 per month.  It may sound insane, but every month we have to pay for manufacturing, publicists, radio promotions, recording budgets, design work, web maintenance fees, label management, shipping supplies, distribution fees and the list goes on.  
  • For your generous donations we have really put together some amazing rewards in proper Fake Four fashion.  Even the smallest rewards here will be awesome.  There are music & video links EXCLUSIVELY available for campaign funders, there are Fake Four gift boxes, and some campaign-only new FREE CESCHI shirt & Fake Four merchandise .  For the first time we're offering membership to Fake Four that will ensure you receive our next 10 cds plus a member only shirt. We're even designing a Four Finger shaped USB drive filled with all 50 Fake Four related releases including the ONLY available digital version of Ceschi's very limited Cooler Than Cucumbers release "FORGOTTEN FOREVER".  A number of the artists on Fake Four have even offered to make art, record & produce songs with a select number of campaign funders. 
  • Even if we don't reach this goal - all money will go towards Fake Four & the preservation of the label.  Together we will find a way to make this work! 

The Impact

  • Your support will not only show utmost support for Ceschi, it will help keep Fake Four alive and growing strong!  If you're looking to help Ceschi, this will be the absolute way to do it. Ceschi has put back nearly every cent he's had into building Fake Four.  Now that he can't provide his own work or funding there is nothing he would rather want.  We plan on releasing 5 albums in the time of Ceschi's incarceration and your help will ensure that we continue to run everything as smoothly as possible.  We're proud to say that Fake Four has become one of the most progressive, musically diverse & unique indie labels in the world today and you are helping us keep that vision alive.  Let's keep our community strong & help it grow regardless of any obstacles.  

Other Ways You Can Help

We've all been in tough spots (like right now) and understand if you can't donate right now.  Regardless, you can still help! Do us a favor and help us spread the word about this campaign.  Indiegogo has made it easy to share on your facebook page, twitter or other social networks. Go even further - text friends, blog about it, talk to people about it.  This isn't your average music fundraiser.  Let's raise awareness about it within our communities.

Fake Four would not exist without our loyal supporters and we can't tell you how much you mean to us.  

Find This Campaign On
raised by 1,046 people in 1 month
351% funded
No time left
$15,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on October 18, 2013
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  • $1USD
    2 unreleased Ceschi remixes

    In an attempt to reach 1000 funders I will be adding 2 previously unreleased remixes of Ceschi songs to the Fake Four Bandcamp. One is a remix of Hangman by Max Heath (Child Actor), and the other will be a surprise. They will be up in 2 weeks, but all funders will receive the DL codes before they are public. Thanks all!

    28 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $2USD

    For the last day of the campaign we have added this FREE CESCHI poster designed by James Swagerty! We hope to reach 1000 "funders" and truly give Ceschi an even greater sense of community and solidarity. Your support has been invaluable, and the number of funders is as important if not more important than the number of dollars. Thanks continuously.

    86 out of 200 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $5USD
    New Ceschi Digital 7 inch

    Download 2 BRAND NEW Ceschi songs exclusively through your donation of a mere 5 bucks. You will also be on a future list to receive 2 private links for viewing unreleased Ceschi music videos.

    89 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $10USD
    Fake Four Goodie Box

    This is a random box of Fake Four goodness. Inside will be a random selection of music, stickers, and maybe a snack.

    167 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $20USD
    Classic Fake Four shirt

    Many people ask for these on a regular basis. Now we are printing these classic white Fake Four logos higher quality black shirts!

    94 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $29USD
    Fake Four-Free Ceschi Shirt

    This is an additional Fake Four/Free Ceschi shirt designed by Jamee Varda from Moodie Black (the visual artist in the group). Take a look in the Gallery section to see. Since sizes can't be selected here, we will email you for your sizes when the campaign is completed. Thank you.

    13 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $30USD

    It's popular to make FREE *insert rapper* shirts but in this case Gregory Pepper has designed a beautiful, traditional tattoo influenced FREE CESCHI shirt to be printed on the finest of fabrics.

    141 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $30USD
    Set of Limited H. Wiik Prints

    Our dear and talented friend, Heather Wiik (who is doing the Fake Four tattoos for this campaign), has been generous enough to add these limited prints for the final week of the campaign. (View prints in gallery) Here is her description: "Only 7 Days left for Ceschi's Indiegogo Campaign. I'm Offering this set of prints for $30. Limited signed and numbered run of 25." Thanks, Heather and everyone who has been involved in any way!

    7 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $35USD
    FREE CESCHI Shirt + DL

    FREE CESCHI Shirt designed by Gregory Pepper plus a download link for any Ceschi album of your choice

    40 claimed
  • $40USD
    Fake Four Classic Hoodie

    We will re-press this classic Fake Four hoodie just in time for the winter.

    69 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $50USD
    Fake 4 "Helping Hand"

    Artist Derek Weisberg has offered to make 10 limited sculptures of the Fake Four hand. These are sculptures of Ceschi's hand, and well, they are fucking awesome! This is rare, maybe a little strange, but really special. Thank you Derek for the Fake Four Helping Hands! See an example in the gallery section of this campaign.

    6 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $150USD
    Fake Four Tattoo

    Go to Fountain Of Youth Tattoo in WATERBURY, CT and get one of a number of special Fake Four or Ceschi tattoos by Heather Wiik!

    4 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $190USD
    1 of 5 FREE CESCHI Prints

    Limited edition 12x12 acrylic print on metallic paper of Tim Mannle's double exposure of Ceschi used for the FREE CESCHI digital 7 inch cover. Printed on 1/4' thick acrylic paired with metallic paper creating vibrant colors and a near 3-D effect. This piece of art will not only be unique in it's presentation, but there will also only be 5 made in this numbered and signed (by Tim, and if you choose to wait, Ceschi-we will email you to ask) 12 inch format. Thank you. ( view in gallery)

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $200USD
    Gregory Pepper Custom Portrait

    Gregory Pepper will make an original one pass screen print of YOU with your favorite cat. (kitties can be provided if necessary)

    4 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $250USD
    Fake Four Moose Shirt Drawing

    When Chuck U Uniceratops heard about what was going on he wanted to help. His offer is an amazing one....the original drawing for one of the most classic Fake four shirts. If you are a big Fake Four fan, a collector, or just someone who appreciates great art, this is a priceless piece. See the drawing in the campaign gallery.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013

    Cars & Trains will produce!

    Portland, Oregon's Cars & Trains aka Tom is a huge part of how Fake Four happens. He's also a very talented musician. Tom will produce a song and edit once for you. Make a classic.

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $400USD
    original GHOSTSHRIMP piece

    GHOSTSHRIMP wrote me in disbelief. He couldn't believe this happening to Ceschi, cause frankly, it is unbelievable. I told him that unfortunately it is "very real," and he immediately wanted to help. For starters he offered this: "original artwork for the deer sacrifice shirt, black brushed ink on water color paper." It is so humbling to have such incredible artists support us like this. (See the piece in the gallery)

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $500USD
    Factor will produce for you!

    Factor is one of the busiest producers out there. Still, he's dropping everything to make a song with you. It's certain that this is your chance to have a truly great beat on your album!

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
  • $500USD
    A GHOSTSHRIMP Album Cover

    GHOSTSHRIMP will make your next album cover, or next 3. He has been kind enough to offer his services. If you are unfamiliar with his work, well, you are and you just didn't know it. Besides countless Fake Four related pieces, I can't even start to explain how well-respected and talented GHOSTSHRIMP is, and how much GHOSTSHRIMP art you have likely seen. This is a ridiculously generous offer, from an absurdly talented and kind fella!

    1 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
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