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Thanks To Illmatic - Documentary Mixtape (Doc/tape)

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Illmatic was released in January 1994 only one year after I was born and yet it has had such a huge influence on Hip Hop and me as a person as well as my musical style. From the moment I heard the gritty sounds of the trains passing in the Genesis, before Nas had even spoken a word I was captured in the New York State of Mind.

This was the actual CD that I first ever heard Illmatic thanks to Matt!
This was the actual CD that I first ever heard Illmatic thanks to Matt!

I have always gave reference to Nas in someway in my tracks but this time I wanted to dedicate a whole mix tape thanking him so as it is the 20th anniversary of Illmatic I thought it was the perfect time. I plan on releasing the doc/tape April 8th a week before Nas drops Illmatic X X. This project is a salute to Illmatic. I have created my own term 'doc/tape' which means 'documentary mixtape' where I have made and still creating a mixtape and visual documentary paying homage to the classic album made by Nas in 1994. 

I tweeted Faith Newman for finding Nas and I was surprised that she even replied! #Legend!
I tweeted Faith Newman for finding Nas and I was surprised that she even replied! #Legend!

Thanks To Illmatic is my way of giving back not a remake of the classic; as we know Elzhi did 'Elmatic'. The reason why I didn't want to even try and attempt to remake the album firstly I would be trying to compete against the greats such as DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Q-tip, Large Professor and L.E.S. I didn't want to do that because I know I wouldn't have got the sound as perfect as they did. Therefore, I kept the concept similar, but added production from the likes of DexBeatZ, LoveKavi and myself. I didn't want too many people tampering with it as this is very sentimental and meaningful to me.

In the studio with my friend Micah
In the studio with my friend Micah

 The more you help by contributing the better the outcome of the project, resulting in more music videos and more platforms for them to be shown on. If you would like to get in contact with me personally to discuss anything related to this project please do not hesitate to contact me at rmorgan.14@hotmail.co.uk. 

Thank you for reading now you can watch a video that I did from last summer...

Rory "Raw" Morgan 

www.rawsavant.com

1990-Something...

Baby picture of me...
Baby picture of me...

Risks and challenges

The risks and challenges we face are the constant amount of music released online everyday this doc/tape needs to shout louder then every one else.

As an independent artist promotion and distribution are the areas that I need your help to reduce the risk of the project to go un-noticed.

Another risk is that Nas fans may be disappointed with the music therefore I will be planning to release a preview track soon of the intro.

Another risk is that Nas won't like the idea, but if Nas even has an opinion or is aware of this doc/tape that is still a success to me.

If you can think of any other risks please let me know.

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