Hi, I'm So-So Topic, or -topic, for short. I do a bunch of awesome music with my buddies, based out of Dallas, TX. We've touched stages with Kendrick Lamar, participiated and held citywide festivals, and produced every album I've ever released from scratch. A few links here:
"Erykah Badu's Birthday Bash" -
"The Dallas Festival of Ideas" -http://thedallasfestival.com/2016-archive/performers/so-so-topic/
via Red Bull Sound Select - https://www.redbullsoundselect.com/artists/topic
via bandcamp - https://topic.bandcamp.com/
On September 28th, between 11:19pm-11:25pm, both my backpack and my camera bag were stolen from Drugstore Cowboy, housing EVERYTHING — "EVERYTHING" meaning a new laptop, a few cameras, 2 cell phones, 2 memory cards, and, the death blow — a 2tb hard drive with ALL OF MY ORIGINAL PRODUCED MUSIC, WHICH WAS SET TO SPAN FROM 2016-2020.
Ironically enough, the 2016 album title was "These Things Will Happen".
It made the news on multiple occasions, a few of the links are below:
"Dallas Rapper Has 3 Years' Worth of Original Music Stolen" - http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Dallas-Rapper-Has-3-Years-Worth-of-Original-Music-Stolen-395360181.html
"Dallas musician developing an album about police brutality had years worth of music stolen" - http://www.guidelive.com/music/2016/10/04/dallas-musician-topic-album-police-brutality-stolen-music
Out of everything, the hard drive mattered the most.
I want to raise funds to send in an older drive with an earlier version of the album to TAYLORMARK to be extracted + replace the goods stolen, and pay the people involved.
We don't want to redo this album, but we will.
The aim is to get the funds by October 30th - we're already off track, but we're not gonna super rush things and crash ourselves.
I DON'T WANT TO LOSE THIS WORK BECAUSE THE WORLD NEEDS IT. I NEED IT.
We've worked for 3+ years to get here, and the work is still relevant.
I just want the work back. Saving the drive is crucial - a 25% start is better than 0%.
Now, the rewards: once the goal has been met, I plan on holding a gigantic citywide cd release party/concert where the third album, "These Things Will Happen" will be made available for FREE DOWNLOAD, and, as an added thank you to everyone for helping me bounce back, I'll list every contributor in the credits section. My way of showing appreciation towards the caring hearts supporting the journey.
Be Good, Do Well, and lets get our music back.