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NYC-based rapper and comedian Schaffer the Darklord seeks contributions to fund the production and release of his fifth full-length album.
Mark Schaffer
Astoria, New York
United States
1 Team Member

Schaffer the Darklord is a NYC-based rapper and comedian. He is currently seeking contributions to fund the production and release of his fifth full-length album. Though this fifth album has been in production for the past year, very little information about it has been released publically. We know that it is a concept album. We know that many mysterious images related to the album have been released via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We know that the album has only been referred to with the hashtag #SP. We also know that Schaffer loves a good befuddling spoiler-free mystery, and we hope that you do too.

The money collected through this fundraiser will be invested into the many production costs related to the album. These include mixing, mastering, art design and replication/manufacturing. The few dollars remaining after covering these costs will be invested in the production of a music video for the album's second single.

As with any online fundraising campaign, your contributions will be rewarded with a number of prizes. These incentives include early downloads of the #SP album, #SP-related merchandise and very special interactions with Schaffer the Darklord.

On behalf of everyone here at Schaffer the Darklord, we thank you for your interest in the #SP project as well as for all of your generous support over the years. We trust you will be quite pleased with this latest endeavor.


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This campaign ended on October 1, 2013
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  • $1USD
    The Donater

    The satisfying knowledge that your fanship is more appreciated by Schaffer the Darklord than that of fans pledging $0. An email from Schaffer will confirm this.

    1 claimed
  • $5USD
    The Singler

    The knowledge referenced above PLUS an mp3 of one track from the #SP album delivered early to your electronic mailbox.

    0 claimed
  • $10USD
    The Downloader

    All previous tier rewards PLUS an access code granting you an early, pre-release download of the #SP album.

    72 claimed
  • $25USD
    The Physical Copier

    All previous tier rewards PLUS a physical copy of the #SP album (upon which Schaffer shall scrawl his name) and a vinyl #SP-related sticker sent by mail to your home, office or other geographic location of your choice.

    80 claimed
  • $50USD
    The Poster

    All previous tier rewards PLUS an #SP promotional poster illustrated by the amazing Fyodor A. Pavlov.

    8 claimed
  • $75USD
    The T-Shirter

    All previous tier rewards PLUS a Schaffer the Darklord tee in the size of your choice. (WS, WM, WL, S, M, L, XL, XXL)

    13 claimed
  • $100USD
    The Caller

    All previous tier rewards PLUS a telephone call from Schaffer the Darklord during which he will shower you with his undying gratitude and answer any questions you may have about the #SP album or Batman.

    4 claimed
  • $150USD
    The Collector

    All previous tier rewards PLUS physical copies of previous Schaffer CDs "Meet My Maker" (2004), "Mark of the Beast" (2007) and "Manslaughterer" (2009). Schaffer will also scrawl his name upon these albums as well.

    7 claimed
  • $200USD
    The Set Decorator

    All previous tier rewards PLUS pieces of the actual set backdrop from the fundraising film seen above. These pieces of the set (including 8.5" x 11" prints of previous #SP clues, Post-It Notes and twine) will included cryptic scrawled notes from Schaffer.

    0 claimed
  • $250USD
    The Cloner

    All previous tier rewards PLUS an actual sample of Schaffer's DNA which you can save for a future date when cloning technology becomes available. We're serious.

    2 claimed
  • $500USD
    The Podcaster

    All previous tier rewards PLUS a guest appearance on the EPIC PIEcast, a monthly pop culture podcast hosted by Schaffer the Darklord and fundraising film co-star Nelson Lugo. For this interview, you may create whatever backstory you would like to use to represent yourself, and the hosts will play along.

    0 claimed
  • $750USD
    The Songwriter

    All previous tier rewards PLUS Schaffer will write a short song (one verse/one chorus) about YOU. He will also shoot a short video of him performing the song about you FOR you.

    0 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    The Facetimer

    All previous tier rewards PLUS Schaffer will perform a special short "concert" via FaceTime/Skype/etc. for you you and your friends. In addition to this, Schaffer will spend one day bombarding all of his social media with your praises. For 24 hours, every post on his Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, etc. will only be in reference to you. Each recipient of this reward will get his/her day of social media saturation to his/herself.

    0 claimed
  • $1,500USD
    The Performer

    All previous tier rewards PLUS Schaffer comes to your town and performs a special concert for you. This concert could take place in anywhere from your favorite local music venue to your kitchen. (Restricted to continental United States destinations.)

    0 claimed
  • $2,000USD
    The Performer (ENHANCED)

    All previous tier rewards PLUS you get to select Schaffer's set-list for your concert and join him onstage to perform your favorite of his songs with him.

    0 claimed
  • $5,000USD
    The Tour Guider

    All previous tier rewards PLUS a day in New York City with Schaffer the Darklord. You will travel to the Big Apple and spend the day with Schaffer as he takes you on a tour of his favorite NYC locations. This tour will end at Schaffer's home/recording studio were you will be treated to a gourmet meal prepared by the #SP album cover model in her costume. (Sorry. No sleepovers.)

    0 claimed
  • $1,000,000USD
    You ARE Schaffer the Darklord

    All previous tier rewards PLUS Schaffer's full inventory of merchandise, all of his instrumentals, all of his stage suits, the Black Box and the passwords for his website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Bandcamp, etc. Henceforth, YOU will be Schaffer the Darklord, and the previous owner of the name will invest your contribution wisely and never work again.

    0 claimed
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