Royal Bastards

Help 2Pac's Chief Engineer Publish His Book

A project in Los Angeles, CA by Ben

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From the Chief Engineer of the MAKAVELI album.\r\nAs seen on XXL Mag, HipHopDX & The Source as "The Makaveli Book"
Backers: 90
Average Pledge Per Backer: $41

Funded: $3,665 of $25,000
Dates: Jun 23rd -> Aug 8th (46 days)
Project By: Ben
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Latest News

Hi backers and new vistors! You may notice some changes...

July 31st - via:
The current description is just a new promo for "The Makaveli Book" No content of the book has changed, and if you'd like to read that description, we saved it for you in these updates (July 30th).   You'll get the full details of Tommy D's book.... (Read More)

Original Risks & Challenges For Reference [No changes]

July 30th - via:
All proceeds go to publishing this book. My attempt to right wrongs of Tommy D donating time to 2Pac/Makaveli essentially never being paid. Tommy has been doing this book for 7 years. This isn't something he came up with yesterday. Although he's... (Read More)

Original Description For Reference [No changes]

July 30th - via:
No changes to content.  Just a new look!PREVIEW THE BOOK HERE.Please note: Working on another update. Future updates are consistently being made to ensure this project isn't struck with false copyright claims. *** [NOTE: Original Description prior... (Read More)

Covers? Pick the LIMITED EDITION cover.

July 27th - via:
Yellow Band   Polaroid Tweet us at @TheMakaveliBook and tell us which one you like better?   (Read More)

Updated information about the book!

July 26th - via:
Since coming back online, some things have changed with the project to best secure it's release with no more stops.  Press release available below:... (Read More)

XXL Magazine: "Looks Dope As F***"

July 10th - via:
Thanks to your support, we landed in a few magazines and websites! XXL MagazineAllHipHop.comHotNewHipHopThe Source MagazineVLAD TV We STILL need your help to promote the book.  We're far from our goal.  With 52 of us posting to social media, and... (Read More)

So What Is The Title Again?

July 8th - via:
In case there is any confusion...This is a book about Tommy D's experience at Death Row, where he was from beginning to end.  Stranded On Death Row has been a working title we've had since 2011.  We even copyrighted and trademarked it.   However,... (Read More)

Official Statement Regarding Recent Media...

July 7th - via:
Hi, We'd like to thank all the media outlets for their coverage.  We'd like to highlight some facts and correct any misinformation from the articles, since many outlets have not come to us DIRECTLY: The main reason for book is because people keep... (Read More)

Message me backers... we'd like to set up a private live stream for you

July 5th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Inquiries on Copyright Violations

July 5th - via:
If you feel you have been wronged by a copyright violation, it is unintended and we comply with every request that is immediately available to us.   We want to be clear:  Tommy D has access to 1000s of Tupac videos, the works of... (Read More)


July 3rd - via:
Ask 2Pac's Chief Engineer your questions about 2Pac, Dr. Dre, & Snoop Dogg. Visit us back on Kickstarter today at 8/7c (5PM Pacific Time) for Tommy D's live stream.Hosted by J-Mix, the authority on all things 2Pac & Death Row Records.... (Read More)

All Donors Get UNRELEASED 2PAC Studio Footage

July 1st - via:
Tommy D has unreleased footage of 2Pac and him working on the Makaveli album. He will be LIVE on MONDAY 8/7c to give details about the footage. The video shows them working in-studio and Tommy will also outline stories from the book. All donors will... (Read More)

Big news coming soon! Live stream on Monday 7c!

July 1st - via:
A featured article on Tommy D will be out soon. Also, Livestream of Tommy D with J-Mix, West Coast Music journalist, will be Monday!Be sure to check in at 8/7c Monday, July 3rd.  Tommy D will break down what's in his book, thank early supporters,... (Read More)

Campaign still needs your help...Please SHARE!

June 29th - via:
First off, thanks to all the donors!!! There's not that many of us, but you're only more appreciated for it! To help make sure this is a success, please SHARE on FACEBOOK.Early donors will get a free EBook to share with a friend!!!  (Read More)

LISTEN: Shade 45 Interview

June 26th - via:
Listen here: Tommy taking about working with Dre, 2Pac's beefs, unheard stories, and even Puff Daddy. Click here to listen    (Read More)

Today: Tommy D on Shade45

June 26th - via:
Listen today during The All Out Show with Rude Jude. Tommy will be dropping secrets of working for PAC. 1:00 PM Pacific 3:00 PM Central 4:00 PM Eastern  (Read More)

Stories from the book!!!

June 24th - via:
Here are all the previews from the book!                        (Read More)

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