Orlando, FL – Followers third Bass have been asking MC Serch when he’s going to write down a e book and launch a solo album for years however he was having bother becoming it in his schedule. Now, the time is lastly proper.
Earlier this month, the Queens native launched a Kickstarter marketing campaign for his latest endeavor Did You Hear The One About, which might function Hip Hop’s first novel and album mixture.
With the encouragement producer Mood3000, Serch is concurrently crafting them each. Right here’s the twist — every track coincides with a chapter within the novel.
“We began speaking about this actually in February final 12 months and issues simply grew to become tremendous hectic,” Serch explains to HipHopDX. “We began a brand new manufacturing firm. We had been pitching exhibits and doing issues. However I spotted the sluggish interval the 12 months for me is December and January. That has been that manner persistently ceaselessly. With the exception touring, the tip January is basically when I’ve household time and me time.”
Serch determined to go the Kickstarter path to bypass the strain that ten comes with discovering a writer.
“I don’t need to get an advance and I don’t need to store a e book,” he says. “I don’t wanna try this as a result of then the onus responsibility] is on the e book writer and the onus is on me after which it simply turns into a political nightmare and I don’t need the politics it.
“I don’t wanna go and attempt to solicit an album both as a result of labels don’t give a shit about an MC Search document and that’s wonderful. I don’t have an issue with that both. There’s a choose few heads that need each. So I mentioned, ‘You recognize what? That is most likely the most effective thought to do a Kickstarter’ with the philosophy being if we elevate the cash nice, and if not nice. Nobody will get harm.”
Contemplating the challenge’s title, Serch is aware of folks will probably be anticipating to listen to some untold tales.
“There’s tales that many individuals have heard,” he says. “The M.C. Hammer story and the Bushwick Invoice story are a pair extra well-known tales however they’ve by no means actually been in novel, chapter element. Often they’re soundbites as a result of when you find yourself telling these kind tales — even when it’s a podcast — it’s restricted to the quantity time you have got on the radio. So, I’ve variety turned it right into a soundbite kind story however there’s much more depth to these tales. There’s rather a lot issues that I haven’t mentioned in-depth, which is Jam Grasp Jay and the way essential he was in my profession in getting began, my relationship within the early ’80s with Hip Hop … only a complete bunch issues that I’ve by no means mentioned.
“I’m gonna discuss my relationship with Pete and Daddy Wealthy and the way third Bass took place but additionally humorous tales about us and Taste Flav on the highway. There’s rather a lot stability between actually humorous tales, actually fascinating tales, actually cool tales however they’re all issues which have occurred in my life and issues that I believe which can be going to be fascinating to inform in novel kind but additionally I believe are gonna be rather a lot enjoyable to create songs round.”
Serch has obtained lots assist from his friends — from Questlove and Chris Rock to Public Enemy’s Chuck D and De La Soul.
“The response has been nice,” he says. “Chuck posted one thing on Twitter. Chris Rock posted one thing on his social media. Vinnie Paz and De La Soul have posted on one thing. Technique Man has posted one thing.
“The suggestions and assist has been wonderful. Questlove did a very cool factor in entrance 80,000 followers in Barcelona. It’s actually been a blessing. Like I mentioned, I don’t need there to be any threat to anybody. Once more, if it occurs I’d like to do it, but when it doesn’t occur, everyone will get their a refund.”
Along with an audio e book and album, there will probably be different iterations Did You Hear The One About.
“There’ll be a Kindle model it will definitely,” he explains. “Those that buy that stage will get the Kindle e book instantly. Based mostly on the those that make investments, there will probably be hardcover signed variations hardcover books that we’re gonna be making in paperback all the best way as much as a deluxe field set which incorporates the hardcover, the paperback, the CD, the cassette, the vinyl, all that stuff.
“So once more, it depends upon any individual’s want however the stunning factor is that we now have met with producers who’re down and are like, ‘Yo, I bought you.’”
On Thursday (October 25) at 10 p.m. ET, Serch is internet hosting a dwell Kickstarter occasion that features dropping some “gems” and enjoying some beats from the challenge.
Entry the occasion discover extra info on the Kickstarter marketing campaign right here.