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Help Executive Produce my new album- FAMILY FIRST, feat. Ill Bill, Apathy, Blueprint, J-Live and more!

Salute!

I am putting the finishing touches on my new album- FAMILY FIRST and I need your support to help bring this project to life.

My goal is to raise $1,000.00 to master the new album, press up cds and ship them out to all of you.

This is a one of a kind project where the featured guest emcees are also the producers of the track they collaborate with me on. Example- the legendary ILL BILL produced and rhymed on the title track- Family First. Apathy produced and rhymed on the track Forever....I thought this was a great idea to show how super talented these emcees are, not only on the mic but on the beats as well. There has never been an album quite like this one.

The album is also being overseen and executive produced by DJ Johnny Juice from Public Enemy. Juice is also adding hit master scratches to many of the tracks and is recording the majority of my vocals for me and of course mixing it. So you know this will be dope and of the highest quality possible.

I am still in the process of recording the album and will be finishing it up in October.

So far the album features production and guest verses by some of the best and most talented artists in the industry, including- Ill Bill, Apathy, Blueprint, J-Live and Erin Barra with more to be announced in the coming weeks. 

Think of this as an opportunity to pre-order my new album. Everyone that makes a pledge will get an autographed copy of the new cd and the more you pledge the more you will get. Check the rewards section for all the details.

Earlier this year we brought to life my album- For Adam, thanks to all of your support on Kickstarter. I'm hoping we can do it again this time around.

Please make your pledge today and help spread the word.

Peace!

Illus

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    Pledge $22 and get a copy of the brand new album- Family First and a copy of KRS One and Bumpy Knuckles- ROYALTY CHECK. As many of you know, I do a lot of freelance work for other musicians in the industry, designing and illustrating album art. This past year I had the honor of designing the art for the KRS-One and Bumpy Knuckles album- Royalty Check. I have a few extra unopened personal copies I am making available to the first 5 believers who pledge $22.00.

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    All of the above plus an autographed limited edition "Zombie Fett" print, illustrated by me (of course) as seen in the "update" section and the perfect gift for any Star Wars and Zombie fan. The print is 11 x 17 and perfect for framing. These prints are only available with this reward. They will not be issued with any of the above rewards.

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    All of the above plus an autographed limited edition Iron Man print, illustrated by me (of course) as seen in the "update" section. The print is 11 x 17 and perfect for framing. These prints are only available with this reward. They will not be issued with any of the above rewards.

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    All of the above plus an Executive Producer credit in the cd packaging and copies of my two previous cds- Feel Good Music and For Adam.

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    NUDE IN NEW YORK ORIGINAL PAINTING. Pledge $50 to own this original one of a kind watercolor painting for the Nude in New York postcard. You will also get... All of the above plus an Executive Producer credit in the cd packaging and copies of my two previous cds- Feel Good Music and For Adam.

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    All of the above plus two extra copies of the new limited edition cd- Family First, for you to give as gifts to friends or loved ones with good taste in music and an autographed copy of the official Public Enemy graphic novel collection that I co-wrote with Chuck D and illustrated.

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    This is for Connecticut Residents ONLY (Unless you want to pay extra for shipping!) I am not sure what shipping will cost- it's a pretty large painting. All of the above (minus the original art from the $100 Reward) plus... Ladies and Monsters #2 This original painting is 1 of a series of 4 paintings done live at the 2nd annual ComiCONN by me. It is acrylic on canvas and measures 30 x 40. Check the updates section for a visual. Because of the high cost of shipping I will actually hand deliver this to you if you are a CT resident. Otherwise, if you are out of state and would still like this please contact me at illus@americanmule.com to work out the details and extra costs. You will also get an extremely limited physical cd of my FEEL GOOD REMIXES album by DJ Johnny Juice. This has never been released on cd and this will be the first and only time it is available.

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    This is for Connecticut Residents ONLY (Unless you want to pay extra for shipping!) I am not sure what shipping will cost- it's a pretty large painting. All of the above (minus the original art from the $100 Reward) plus... Ladies and Monsters #1 This original painting is 1 of a series of 4 paintings done live at the 2nd annual ComiCONN by me. It is acrylic on canvas and measures 30 x 40. Check the updates section for a visual. Because of the high cost of shipping I will actually hand deliver this to you if you are a CT resident. Otherwise, if you are out of state and would still like this please contact me at illus@americanmule.com to work out the details and extra costs. You will also get an extremely limited physical cd of my FEEL GOOD REMIXES album by DJ Johnny Juice. This has never been released on cd and this will be the first and only time it is available.

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    This is for Connecticut Residents ONLY (Unless you want to pay extra for shipping!) I am not sure what shipping will cost- it's a pretty large painting. All of the above (minus the original art from the $100 Reward) plus... Ladies and Monsters #4 This original painting is 1 of a series of 4 paintings done live at the 2nd annual ComiCONN by me. It is acrylic on canvas and measures 30 x 40. Check the updates section for a visual. Because of the high cost of shipping I will actually hand deliver this to you if you are a CT resident. Otherwise, if you are out of state and would still like this please contact me at illus@americanmule.com to work out the details and extra costs. You will also get an extremely limited physical cd of my FEEL GOOD REMIXES album by DJ Johnny Juice. This has never been released on cd and this will be the first and only time it is available.

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    This is for Connecticut Residents ONLY (Unless you want to pay extra for shipping!) I am not sure what shipping will cost- it's a pretty large painting. All of the above (minus the original art from the $100 Reward) plus... Ladies and Monsters #3 This original painting is 1 of a series of 4 paintings done live at the 2nd annual ComiCONN by me. It is acrylic on canvas and measures 30 x 40. Check the updates section for a visual. Because of the high cost of shipping I will actually hand deliver this to you if you are a CT resident. Otherwise, if you are out of state and would still like this please contact me at illus@americanmule.com to work out the details and extra costs. You will also get an extremely limited physical cd of my FEEL GOOD REMIXES album by DJ Johnny Juice. This has never been released on cd and this will be the first and only time it is available.

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    "Tupac" Reward. All of the above (minus the original art from the $100 Reward) plus the original "Tupac" painting. This is a one of a kind original work of art. This is a true collector's item suitable for framing. You will also get an extremely limited physical cd of my FEEL GOOD REMIXES album by DJ Johnny Juice. This has never been released on cd and this will be the first and only time it is available.

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    All of the above (minus the original art from the $100 Reward) plus the original back cover art for PUBLIC ENEMY #3. This artwork is black and white and measures 22x17. This is a one of a kind original published work of art featuring Public Enemy rocking out on stage. This is a true collector's item suitable for framing. You will also get an extremely limited physical cd of my FEEL GOOD REMIXES album by DJ Johnny Juice. This has never been released on cd and this will be the first and only time it is available.

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    All of the above plus an original one of a kind black and white illustration by me, autographed to you. A true collector's item suitable for framing. You will also get an extremely limited physical cd of my FEEL GOOD REMIXES album by DJ Johnny Juice. This has never been released on cd and this will be the first and only time it is available.

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    All of the above (minus the original art from the $100 Reward) plus this original tribute painting of Jam Master Jay featuring Scott La Rock, Tupac, Biggie and Big L, available to the first person that pledges $125.00. This one of a kind work of art by me was originally published in the first issue of Demented Magazine. This is a true collector's item and would look great framed and hanging on your wall. The painting is watercolor and oil and measures roughly 11 x 8.5.

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    All of the above PLUS the original pencil drawing for ILL BILL's "BONES on BLACK" Uncle Howie T-shirt that I illustrated for the man himself. You can view the printed image here- http://www.merchdirect.com/ILLBILL/Tshirts/Bones_on_Black?productid=13214 The original is illustrated in pencil on 8.5 x 11 paper and would look awesome framed. The ultimate gift for any ILL BILL and Uncle Howie fan.

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    All of the above (minus the limited edition original art rewards) PLUS the original pencil illustrations used for the J-Live Undivided Attention ep. These are actually 3 separate drawings- each portrait on 8.5 x 11 paper and they will be framed all together as one piece. This is a one of a kind original and the perfect reward for fans of original art and J-Live. Check the updates to see what these look like.

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