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Underground HIPHOP legends ILLUS and BLUEPRINT have recorded a new album together. Help us press up limited edition CDs and vinyl!
50 backers pledged $1,693 to help bring this project to life.

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Hello, Friends!

Great news. My new album is completely recorded and is almost done being mixed as I type this. It's sounding GREAT! After that I will have it professionally mastered and finish the artwork.

I'm basically taking pre-orders now which is why I set the goal at only $10. This album is already made. It's done. Once it is mastered everyone who pledges $10 or more will get a digital download of the album.

HOWEVER....

IF you support this independent underground HIPHOP project and we can raise enough funds I will send it to press and I will print up 200 limited edition CDs to start (more if we raise more money and people want them) and 200 copies of vinyl 12inch albums.

The reason I am doing this Kickstarter is because I have already invested all my money into this project and I want to take pre-orders to raise funds to help pay off some of the mastering fees and hopefully for pressing up physical CDs and vinyl and maybe even do an extra song if possible. Consider this a pre-order since the album is already recorded.

The album is produced entirely by Blueprint and features 7 fresh songs including a brand new song featuring Blueprint and Slug from Atmosphere! Yes I am excited to share this one with you all!

The album also features my friend and frequent collaborator RoXXXteady on several hooks showing off his super talented voice and a special collaboration with him on Thank You.

Tracklist

1. Naked

2. Crazy Life

3. Slow Down featuring BLUEPRINT and SLUG from ATMOSPHERE

4. The Villain

5. Thank You featuring ROXXXTEADY

6. Look Around

7. Beautiful Thing (Printmatic Remix)  featuring BLUEPRINT

8. (Bonus Track) Extraordinary featuring BLUEPRINT

As you can see there are not a lot of REWARDS. I am too focused on just making music and getting this album done. I do not have time to make t-shirts, stickers, pins...whatever. I am promising you some fresh HIPHOP with dope beats and lyrics. Timeless music that is good for the soul, not disposable art and trinkets that will clutter your house and fill your trash in time.

Stretch Goal #1: If we can raise $500.00 I will press up limited edition CD with some beautiful artwork. The first 180 people to pledge $15.00 will get one of these autographed CDs along with the digital download. We only need about 33 HipHop fans to pledge $15 to make this happen!

Stretch Goal #2: If we can raise $4,500.00 I will press up limited edition vinyl 12 inch albums . The first 180 people to pledge $30 will get an autographed copy of the vinyl album and the CD as well as the digital download. We only need 150 HipHop fans to pledge $30 to make this happen!

Stretch Goal #3: If we can raise anything above $4,500.00 I will include more songs on the album. Basically the more we can raise the more music we can create.

Why ILLUS and BLUEPRINT?

Blueprint and I have worked together on several projects in the past and if you enjoyed those I know you will love this one.

 I did the illustration at the end for this Blueprint Directed and Produced Atmosphere video.

 I illustrated all 3 of Blueprint's books.

More About ILLUS!

Check out all my previous Music Videos!

Links to previous work!

Music on Bandcamp!

Music on iTunes!

Risks and challenges

The album is recorded and will be mastered soon.

If you pledge for the digital download you are guaranteed to get your copy.

If you pledge more to help reach our stretch goals you will get all of the rewards included if we meet our stretch goal numbers. If we do not meet reach our goals you will get all of the rewards minus the CD or Vinyl versions of the new album that didn't get funded. You will still get the digital version and the other rewards though.

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    The Shout Out!

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    The Rhymesayer

    1. You get the single "SLOW DOWN" produced by Blueprint & featuring Blueprint and Slug from Atmosphere.

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    The Digital Revolution!

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    1. Digital download of the album once it is mastered.
    2. An autographed limited edition CD (If we meet our stretch goal of $500.00).

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    The Feel Good Music Reward:

    1. Digital download of the new album once it is mastered.
    2. An autographed copy of the new album on limited edition CD (If we meet our stretch goal of $500.00).
    3. An autographed copy of my album "Feel Good Music"

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    The For Adam Music Reward:

    1. Digital download of the new album once it is mastered.
    2. An autographed copy of the new album on limited edition CD (If we meet our stretch goal of $500.00).
    3. An autographed copy of my album "For Adam" featuring Homeboy Sandman, Craig G, Reef the Lost Cauze, Eternia, Wordsworth and more.

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    The VINYL Collector

    1. Digital download of the new album once it is mastered.
    2. An autographed copy of the new album on limited edition CD (If we meet our stretch goal of $500.00).
    3. An autographed copy of the new album on limited edition VINYL 12inch (If we meet our stretch goal of $4,500.00).

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    The Ultimate ILLUS Collection!

    1. Digital download of the new album once it is mastered.
    2. An autographed copy of the new album on limited edition CD (If we meet our stretch goal of $500.00).
    3. An autographed copy of the new album on limited edition Vinyl 12inch (If we meet our stretch goal of $4,500.00).
    4. An autographed copy of my album "Feel Good Music"
    5. An autographed copy of my album "For Adam"
    6. An autographed copy of my album "Family First
    7. An autographed copy of my ep "Rise of the Machines"
    8. An autographed copy of my ep "The Mask"
    9. An autographed copy of my album "Behind the Mask"
    10. An autographed copy of my album "KaBOOM!"

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    The "WHO's ILLUS?" VINYL Collector

    1. Digital download of the new album once it is mastered.
    2. An autographed copy of the new album on limited edition CD.
    3. A copy of my limited edition Vinyl 12inch "Who's ILLUS?" with a one of a kind hand illustrated original art cover by yours truly. Every cover is unique and suitable for framing on your wall. See Updates for samples. This isn't just music this is ART!
    4. An autographed copy of the new album on limited edition VINYL 12inch (If we meet our stretch goal of $4,500.00).

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    The Connect The Dots Reward

    1. Digital download of the album once it is mastered.
    2. An autographed limited edition CD (If we meet our stretch goal of $500.00).
    3. An original published drawing of some of your favorite rappers. This drawing was used for the interior artwork for J.J. Brown's album "Connect the Dots". The drawing features Reef the Lost Cauze, Louis Logic, Block McCloud, Craig G, Poison Pen, Homeboy Sandman and many more. Even me! HAHA. This is a graphite drawing and roughly 11x17 suitable for framing. This is a one of a kind original.

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    1. Digital download of the album once it is mastered.
    2. An autographed limited edition CD (If we meet our stretch goal of $500.00).
    3. An autographed copy of the new album on limited edition Vinyl 12inch (If we meet our stretch goal of $4,500.00).
    4. I will do a 16 bar guest verse on your song. I will write to a beat you deliver to me and I will in turn write and record vocals and send you the wav file to mix for your song.

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    2. An autographed limited edition CD (If we meet our stretch goal of $500.00).
    3. An autographed copy of the new album on limited edition Vinyl 12inch (If we meet our stretch goal of $4,500.00).
    4. I will create a custom illustration for you suitable for framing. This image will be 11x17 and ready to frame.

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