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My new album is almost complete! If you want a signed limited edition physical cd, make a pledge and help support.
My new album is almost complete! If you want a signed limited edition physical cd, make a pledge and help support.
43 backers pledged $1,766 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello, all!

My new album- FOR ADAM, is almost complete. I have been hard at work on it for several months now with my producer, J.J. Brown, and we are in the final stages of mixing and preparing to arrange and master it. I've been blessed to collaborate with some of the most talented musicians in and out of HipHop, both legends and superstars on the rise. Featured guests include- Freddie Foxxx, Gift of Gab, Homeboy Sandman, J.J. Brown, Eternia, Craig G, Wordsworth, Reef the Lost Cauze, Block McCloud, Paul Dateh, DJ Johnny Juice (on the scratches!) and Erin Barra. This is a one of a kind musical experience and if you love positive, passionate, hard-hitting, HIPHOP, you will definitely love this album.

FOR ADAM Track Listing and Guests

1. Requiem For Adam (w/DJ Johnny Juice on the cuts) 2. Unstoppable featuring Freddie Foxxx and Paul Dateh (w/DJ Johnny Juice on the cuts) 3. Born Criminal 4. Free featuring Homeboy Sandman 5. Brighter Day featuring Craig G, Reef the Lost Cauze and Block McCloud 6. Better featuring Gift of Gab and Paul Dateh 7. Sons and Daughters featuring Eternia, Wordsworth and Erin Barra 8. R.I.F. featuring Paul Dateh 9. Make Some Noize

This project is 100% independent and I have funded every aspect of it myself. No labels or corporations influencing the music or art. It's been a labor of love but it sounds great and I cannot wait to share it with you.

Because I am funding this myself I was planning on just releasing the album digitally on iTunes for you to purchase. However I know there are many collectors and supporters who still prefer physical cds and love to have actual packaging. I'm the same way, there is nothing better than actually being able to hold a piece of vinyl or a cd in your hands, open it and put it in your player and zone out to the good vibes.

So my goal is to raise $1,600.00 to press up 1,000 limited edition cds that will only be available through this project. Everyone that pledges $10.00 or more will get a signed copy of the cd and I have a bunch of other great incentives for people who can afford to pledge more. Check them out!

Any cd's left over will be sent to magazines, blogs and radio stations for review. This will help spread the word and keep the movement alive.

Thank you for your time and support. I really appreciate it.

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    Pledge $10.00 and get an autographed copy of the limited edition cd- FOR ADAM with FREE shipping worldwide.

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    Get all of the above plus autographed copies of my previous releases- FEEL GOOD MUSIC and Rise of the Machines featuring Chuck D and R.A. the Rugged Man.

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    Get all of the above plus 3 extra copies of the limited edition cd- FOR ADAM, to give to your friends with great taste in music (who may be too broke or too cheap to buy it themselves). What better way to help spread the word and support the movement? Makes a great gift! You will also get your name in the "Thank you" credits.

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    Pledge $60 and get all of the above plus an autographed limited edition copy of the official PUBLIC ENEMY trade paperback comic that collects issues 0-5. By me and Chuck D. These are from my own personal collection and the last copies available.

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    All of the above plus an original, one of a kind drawing by yours truly. Suitable for framing and perfect for collectors and art lovers. You will also get your name printed in the cd credits as an Executive Producer.

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    Make a pledge of $225.00 and get the one of a kind original Daredevil/Elektra watercolor painting posted in the updates section. You will also get a signed copy of the cd, and 3 extra copies, along with a copy of Feel Good Music and Rise of the Machines.

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    Make a pledge of $250.00 and get the one of a kind original Tupac watercolor painting posted in the updates section. You will also get a signed copy of the cd, and 3 extra copies, along with a copy of Feel Good Music and Rise of the Machines.

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    Make a pledge of $250.00 and get the one of a kind original Jam Master Jay painting posted in the updates section. You will also get a signed copy of the cd, and 3 extra copies, along with a copy of Feel Good Music and Rise of the Machines.

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    All of the above, plus two copies of an extremely limited edition, autographed, 12" vinyl album with a one of a kind, original, custom drawing by me, on the back cover of one of the albums. Both albums will be autographed on the front, one of them will include the original work of art on the back side.

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