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The SANCT EP is a Concise, Cohesive, Multigenerational Hip Hop Project Bridging Rock, Soul, Funk, Blues, Jazz and Gospel.
114 backers pledged $5,891 to help bring this project to life.

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"How do I say hi after my hiatus?" [Don't Turn Me DownSANCT EP]

Since 2007, Bavu Blakes got married, moved from Austin, Texas, to Los Angeles, started barbecuing every week, ran a half-marathon and had a son. More than 1,400 miles from his old accomplishments and comfort zone, Blakes wrote the SANCT EP -- produced entirely by Reggie Coby (dead prez, Devin the Dude) -- as an update to his musical supporters. For the record, it sounds fine and great!

The SANCT EP Kickstarter Project exists as a way to give Bavu's small and powerful support base, as well as new supporters, something besides another plain ol' CD you can get from the rapper next door. We know the music is great and will change the world one experience at a time. We believe that this music will go farther via premium packaging, i.e. peripheral goodies that sweeten the epic sonic experience of the SANCT EP

In order to do this in a timely manner, this Kickstarter Project will raise $4,500 in 30 days. Kickstarter Projects are all or nothing, so if we raise $4,499.99 we don't get anything. On the right side of the page, you can see all of the rewards listed. Any pledges between $5 and $1000 will help cover most of the costs it took to produce these items, and in return you get an appropriate reward. The more you give, the more you receive.

Since this project was produced and recorded in Austin, TX, anyone who pledges $35 or more will also receive free admission into the March 31 SANCT EP Release Party and "Better 2 Be" Video Premiere.

"I don't make my music for the money, I do other things for the money! As a family man, I fully believe in the importance of multi-generational music that conveys the love, truth and power of the Most High. I make music as a means of expression, to fulfill my purpose and, most definitely, in service to the people who enjoy it.

My goal for the SANCT EP, and every project with my name on it, is for the music to sustain itself. Therefore this Kickstarter Project is not designed to put profits in my pocket, rather to allow me to satisfy my supporters, move on to the next project and keep it coming." -- Bavu Blakes

Questions?

If you’re not sure how this whole Kickstarter thing works, check out their FAQ page. If you have any questions at all about the project, about where your money will go, or if you have ideas or suggestions ... you can email Bavu at bavu@hiphopgrewup.com

International backers (outside the U.S. or Canada) please add $20 to help us with the cost of shipping

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Better Than Nothing: Digital version of the SANCT EP delivered via email; Monthly artist updates via our email list.

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    Basic: Autographed copy of the SANCT EP mailed to your door; Monthly artist updates via our email list; Thank You note on BavuBlogs.com, Facebook and Twitter

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    Bonus: Basic Package plus a limited edition vinyl SANCT sticker; Grey cotton SANCT "cover" tee-shirt (sizes: M, L, XL, XXL or XXXL) all mailed to your door.

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    BIG: Bonus Package plus a 7-inch vinyl single of "Fine/Great" and "Eddie Long" featuring Easy Lee of Mojoe; Limited edition 14-inch square SANCT foldout poster with credits and lyrics mailed to your door; Digital version of the SANCT EP including free bonus track, digital .pdf booklet and Wifey video.

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    BIG Bright: BIG Package plus a limited edition black cotton SANCT "definition" tee-shirt (sizes: M, L, XL, XXL or XXXL); Limited edition SANCT "cover" pin; Autographed 12-inch vinyl Nobody Leavin EP featuring Paul Wall, Symbolyc One (S1), NickNack and more; 08isSoGreat triple-CD including 52 flows recorded weekly in 2008; Acapella and Instrumental Versions Included in Digital version of SANCT EP

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    Pledge $100 or more About $100

    Extra Plair: BIG Bright Package plus 1 of 11 limited edition prints of the full, autographed SANCT cover sketch by Grimnasty of PHANTAZM Co.

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    SANCT: Extra Plair Package plus a new, original song and Youtube video dedicated to you [or, for the artists out there: a new, original collaboration with Bavu Blakes.]

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    LAWDAMERCY: SANCT Package plus THE original, autographed SANCT cover sketch by Solomon Perry of Grimnasty Co. [original sketch goes to the first to pledge $1000; second person to pledge $1000 gets 1 of 11 limited edition prints]; Live performance in Austin, Dallas, Los Angeles or city of your choice [date of show to be determined; travel and accommodations not included], including lunch or dinner with Bavu on the day of the show; 1 of 2 original Brooks Scott paintings created during Bavu Blakes performances in Austin [currently hanging on the wall in Bavu's apartment]

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Funding period

- (30 days)