Raphael Blake

is creating Poetry & Films over Future Beats

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Before Everyone Else
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Gain access to all my show announcements, new press coverage, new video, new project, new audio releases first.
Exclusive Discounts On Everything
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Get the largest discount off all my CD releases including my mixtapes, Eps, Albums, on tickets to all my shows, discount off my merchandise and on my debut book when it comes. 
Behind All Social Media
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See what social media doesn't, see me when the camera is usually turned off, the creation of poems and films, see all the things that inspire me to write and make new work. See the studio sessions, inside the scrapbook, the meetings and conversations with singers, videographers, management that I never show on snapchat or Instagram stories.

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About

Who are you?
Im a spoken word poet and a self taught filmmaker from south london and Nottingham. I write, record and perform spoken word over soulful electronic beats then film and edit short films to bring them to life.

My debut project TheUndergrad was self released and gained support from BBC Radio 1Xra, BBC Nottingham, Derby and my local FM stations. Press support spanning across LA, Atlanta, New York, Ghana, Nigeria, Germany and South Africa, including the likes of Hunger TV, Complex and Clash Magazine. Plus festival support performing at LoveBox, Wilderness, Splendour and Shoreditch festivals.

Why patreon?
My mission is to constantly change the way people experience poetry. My dream is to upscale what I do so that I can afford to create larger, higher quality and more creatively unique productions, do poetry full time and travel to different countries to showcase what I do as far and wide as possible.

Creating new work at high quality always costs many times more than I ever make back in return. So Patreon is a way for me to spend more time doing what I love in a sustainable way which is creating, releasing and showcasing more poetry and films over Future Beats, more often, at higher quality to reach more people across the world.

Where does your Patronage go?
Bringing you just one final project requires me to cover many costs including me paying for studio time per/hour to get music made, mix and master tracks, hiring extra camera men, actors, models, hiring cameras, PR, online and radio promotion, pressing CDs, designing and printing merchandise, which in total costs me 1000s of pounds with each release. So your help makes life far easier, makes my productions far better and keeps me inspired to create and release more art!

What do I give you in return?
On the right hand side of this page, I've created a list of amazing and unique rewards I'm excited to give back to you in return for your help. From making you the first to know about all my latest news and announcements, showing you my world behind social media, giving you the biggest discounts on all my official EPs, books and merchandise. Have your say and influence my art making, read my most intimate thoughts inside my Poetry Diary. Gain access to the finished tracks and videos I never release and even get me to make you a bespoke poetry track for you or a loved one! I've made so many ways to say thank you and take you on my journey in a way no other supporter will ever experience.
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Create Physical CDs
For the 1st time I will be able to create physical CD copies of my debut mixtape on a regular basis, 16 tracks of poetry over future beats, already supported by BBC Radio 1Xra, Clash Magazine, Hunger TV Complex, PRS M-Magazine. I can bring them to my live shows and make them available to you! Patrons get first access and HUGE exclusive discount.
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