Fabric da Vinci

is creating Music, Art, Fashion, and Entertainment for Education

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Born and raised in the notorious Englewood neighborhood on the Southside of Chicago, Darren Buchanan discovered at an early age that the world had so much to offer outside the unfriendly confines of the Hood. Always curious and independent, he traveled to Los Angeles alone at 8 years old to visit his older sister. In this moment, he caught the travel bug and has been exploring the world ever since. As the youngest of five, Darren's desire to fit in with his much older siblings contributed to his fast development. In elementary school he would look at his older sister's high school books and as the runt in the family, he developed a love for competition and playing the role of the underdog--traits still present to this day. Despite humble beginnings, Darren would attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he'd graduate with Departmental Distinction in Sociology en route to completing a Dual Degree in Political Science as well. After graduating and working in public policy for a year, Darren set off for the London School of Economics where he'd earn his masters in philosophy and public policy. With political ambitions in tow, Darren moved to Southeast China while awaiting a decision from the Country's top law schools. After being wait listed at top institutions like Penn, Harvard, University of Chicago, etc.; Darren realized flaws in his approach. He had done everything in his power to be a perfect cookie cutter law school applicant--holding in many talents. The disappointment of rejection and the epiphany of an alternative means of accomplishing his goal of social change gave birth to Fabric da Vinci: The Modern Renaissance Man. As Fabric da Vinci, the mission is simple: Educate, raise awareness and bring about social change through fashion, music, art, entertainment and social entrepreneurship. With this said, we would like to thank all our patrons for their support in making this passion project a reality.
Tiers
Get to Know Me
$1 or more per month
  • Digital Download of The Revival 
  • Digital Copy of upcoming release of The Revival e-Book which provides background information and lyrical explanations for every single line in every single verse.
The Revival is my debut album which gives you a glimpse into the life of Fabric da Vinci. Because all of my music is 100% true, listening to this album is the perfect way to get to know me as a creator, educator and future leader.
Unlock the Urban Masterpiece
$5 or more per month
  • Digital Download of Mon'e-Leeza Smylez Album
  • Digital Copy of Mon'e-Leeza Smylez e-Book
  • High-quality downloads (.jpg, .mp3)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Mon'e-Leeza Smylez is my second album exclusively produced by the late great Smylez. On this album, Fabric da Vinci raps positive lyrics over some of the hardest drill beats. As always, all of my music is 100% true. This album is truly special because it has range across genres ranging from EDM and R&B to Socially Conscience Rap and Hip Hop bangers.
Day One Membership
$10 or more per month
  • Day One Members Only T-Shirt
  • Monthly patron-only livestream
  • Signed Physical Copies of Albums (CD)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Elevate Fabric da Vinci
$20 or more per month
  • Early downloads of all releases
  • Exclusive Behind the Scenes and Process Work Content
  • Your name in the credits of select videos and publications
  • Exclusive FDV Swag Items
  • Plus all previous rewards
At this level, I can start working less on generating pure income and more on elevating myself as a creator across genres from fashion, music, film, art and education.
Unleash Fabric da Vinci
$50 or more per month only 100 left
  • Become a collaborator, brainstorm, troubleshoot, give input and have a say in the creative process.
  • Invitation to view process work in real time and provide feedback and direction.
  • Plus all previous rewards

Patron of the Arts
$100 or more per month only 50 left
  • Pitch themes for Fabric da Vinci's future projects be it for a special cause or a sociopolitical theme that interests you.
  • Special Recognition Video with explanation of what your funds made possible.
  • An Original Piece of Archival Quality Artwork  
  • Plus all previous rewards
Realizing the Dream
$250 or more per month only 25 left
  • Personal Rendez-Vous of Choice with Fabric da Vinci
  • Archival Oil Painting
  • One of a kind fashion garment or accessory
  • Plus all previous rewards
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Born and raised in the notorious Englewood neighborhood on the Southside of Chicago, Darren Buchanan discovered at an early age that the world had so much to offer outside the unfriendly confines of the Hood. Always curious and independent, he traveled to Los Angeles alone at 8 years old to visit his older sister. In this moment, he caught the travel bug and has been exploring the world ever since. As the youngest of five, Darren's desire to fit in with his much older siblings contributed to his fast development. In elementary school he would look at his older sister's high school books and as the runt in the family, he developed a love for competition and playing the role of the underdog--traits still present to this day. Despite humble beginnings, Darren would attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he'd graduate with Departmental Distinction in Sociology en route to completing a Dual Degree in Political Science as well. After graduating and working in public policy for a year, Darren set off for the London School of Economics where he'd earn his masters in philosophy and public policy. With political ambitions in tow, Darren moved to Southeast China while awaiting a decision from the Country's top law schools. After being wait listed at top institutions like Penn, Harvard, University of Chicago, etc.; Darren realized flaws in his approach. He had done everything in his power to be a perfect cookie cutter law school applicant--holding in many talents. The disappointment of rejection and the epiphany of an alternative means of accomplishing his goal of social change gave birth to Fabric da Vinci: The Modern Renaissance Man. As Fabric da Vinci, the mission is simple: Educate, raise awareness and bring about social change through fashion, music, art, entertainment and social entrepreneurship. With this said, we would like to thank all our patrons for their support in making this passion project a reality.

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Tiers
Get to Know Me
$1 or more per month
  • Digital Download of The Revival 
  • Digital Copy of upcoming release of The Revival e-Book which provides background information and lyrical explanations for every single line in every single verse.
The Revival is my debut album which gives you a glimpse into the life of Fabric da Vinci. Because all of my music is 100% true, listening to this album is the perfect way to get to know me as a creator, educator and future leader.
Unlock the Urban Masterpiece
$5 or more per month
  • Digital Download of Mon'e-Leeza Smylez Album
  • Digital Copy of Mon'e-Leeza Smylez e-Book
  • High-quality downloads (.jpg, .mp3)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Mon'e-Leeza Smylez is my second album exclusively produced by the late great Smylez. On this album, Fabric da Vinci raps positive lyrics over some of the hardest drill beats. As always, all of my music is 100% true. This album is truly special because it has range across genres ranging from EDM and R&B to Socially Conscience Rap and Hip Hop bangers.
Day One Membership
$10 or more per month
  • Day One Members Only T-Shirt
  • Monthly patron-only livestream
  • Signed Physical Copies of Albums (CD)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Elevate Fabric da Vinci
$20 or more per month
  • Early downloads of all releases
  • Exclusive Behind the Scenes and Process Work Content
  • Your name in the credits of select videos and publications
  • Exclusive FDV Swag Items
  • Plus all previous rewards
At this level, I can start working less on generating pure income and more on elevating myself as a creator across genres from fashion, music, film, art and education.
Unleash Fabric da Vinci
$50 or more per month only 100 left
  • Become a collaborator, brainstorm, troubleshoot, give input and have a say in the creative process.
  • Invitation to view process work in real time and provide feedback and direction.
  • Plus all previous rewards

Patron of the Arts
$100 or more per month only 50 left
  • Pitch themes for Fabric da Vinci's future projects be it for a special cause or a sociopolitical theme that interests you.
  • Special Recognition Video with explanation of what your funds made possible.
  • An Original Piece of Archival Quality Artwork  
  • Plus all previous rewards
Realizing the Dream
$250 or more per month only 25 left
  • Personal Rendez-Vous of Choice with Fabric da Vinci
  • Archival Oil Painting
  • One of a kind fashion garment or accessory
  • Plus all previous rewards