Raekwon and Ghostface Killah are offering fans the opportunity to have their mixtapes critically evaluated by the Wu-Tang rappers as part of a crowd-funding campaign to produce a documentary on Raekwon’s classic 1995 debut album ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx’.
The Purple Tape Files will feature new interviews with artists, journalists and other industry insiders, examining the LP’s impact on pop culture. Totally funded through the website Fanbacked, donors are being offered a number of bonuses for handing over their money, from stickers for $5, to a ‘Crowdfunding Producer’ credit for $10,000.
To have Raekwon and Ghost review their mixtape, fans must donate $200 per track. “I will sit down and review the track submitted,” writes Raekwon via the crowdfunding page. “Then we’ll open up our PERSONAL studios to our favorite artists from the auditions to host a recording session and work with YOU on how to improve that sound and make something iconic.”
The rapper has also spoken to Rolling Stone about the project: “Our vision for the film is for it to be as honest as possible, removing the filter from both ourselves and participants,” he said. “I plan to take viewers on a ride through the album from beginning to end. Beyond revealing untold information about the project and how it was created, the film will also bring to life the actual movie that happens within the album.”
Speaking to NME last week, Raekwon revealed that he and Kanye West have plans to work together in the future. The rapper appeared onstage at West’s recent surprise concert at London’s Koko.
“Me and Ye definitely have plans to work together in the future. We talked about it many times before,” he said. “I always told him I think he’s a dope producer still, as well as an MC, and I would love to work with him again, whatever it takes. If I could get him on a track, or if I could get him to produce a track, it’s all about the kings coming together and really doing something that makes sense for both of our brands.”