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Donate to help Jordan Williams pay to mix and master his upcoming album, "Dark Matter."
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Download/Listen to the first single from "Dark Matter" here: http://bit.ly/18hl4rJ

It's been over two years since I released my last and debut album, "The Memo," publicly. Since its release, I've released three EPs, a few singles, and a music video. However, my content flow has slowed significantly. After releasing "The Memo" two years ago and my last EP, "1993: HIStory," over a year ago, I decided to take a break from recording music. I stopped rapping and started solely writing poetry again, which was the hobby that originally transformed into my rap career when I was 16. After going back to my roots and developing my artistry for a year, this past May, I elected that it was time to make another full-length album. After conversations with my friends and family and one concluding conversation with my brother, I chose to name it "Dark Matter." Dark matter is a type of matter that is roughly 27% of the mass of the universe but can't be seen under a telescope. Although the concept of dark matter is still debated today, its existence is inferred by its effects on visible matter (gravity, radiation, etc.). Similar to dark matter, the emotions and experiences I reveal on this album are some that I have never revealed to anyone. Similar to dark matter's effect on the universe, these emotions and experiences are responsible for a lot of who I am today. Thus, in a sense, my album is my own "dark matter." 

I've already written and recorded the entire album. However, I need helping paying an engineer to mix and master it. That's where you guys come in. The engineer, The Rhapsodist (http://rhapsodistbeats.com), has offered to mix my entire project for only $680 (the rest goes to Kickstarter and credit card fees) and I need you guys to donate as much as you can. I've worked with The Rhapsodist before and I know he'll help me produce quality work. I want to be able to release "Dark Matter" for FREE and I need you guys's help in doing so. If you haven't, listen to my first single "Patience" below (or in the beginning of the description). Thanks in advance! I hope you guys enjoy "Dark Matter"! 

PS. If my project is fully funded, all of the extra money will go to the production of my next album. So, don't be afraid to keep donating even after I reach my goal! Thank you!

Download/Listen to the first single from "Dark Matter" here: http://bit.ly/18hl4rJ

Risks and challenges

If "Dark Matter" was delayed it would be because of production. Studio time took up the most time while I created my album. Partially because I have to get to the studio first and then record (as opposed to when I write music on-the-go) and partially because the process of recording isn't an easy one. Next, I have to send it to my engineer. If the recording quality isn't good enough (due to my recording settings) I have to re-record the entire track so he has a better chance at mixing it to its fullest potential.

Additionally, once my engineer receives the music, it takes a lot of time and effort to make a quality mix. Since he is mixing the entire album alone, he has to mix every track the same way to give the same feel which could take weeks. If a mix on one or more songs is taking a while, it could delay the entire project.

If these were to happen, I'd re-market my entire project and release it at a later date. I'd also release another piece of content instead of the album to keep my listeners happy while they wait.

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    Receive "Dark Matter" directly to your email address as soon as it's released on September 10th, 2013.

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    Receive a digital copy of "Dark Matter" three days before its release on September 7th, 2013.

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    Receive a digital copy of "Dark Matter" three days before its official release with an extra two bonus tracks.

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    Receive a digital copy of "Dark Matter" three days before its official release with an extra two bonus tracks and commentary on each track.

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    Receive a digital copy of "Dark Matter" three days before its official release with an extra two bonus tracks, commentary on each track, and an exclusive interview.

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    Receive all previous pledges and an invite to a studio session with Jordan Williams (either via video chat, UStream, or in person depending on your location).

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