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09-29-2010, 02:07 PM
Perfect Heaven (天): The Ryu Black Musical by Mike 'RAVAGE' Dottin (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1256734298/perfect-heaven-the-ryu-black-musical)


From Ryu Black himself:
Peace everyone,

I am Ryu Black and I love making music. 24/7 I think about making a beat, writing music, performing live, and strategizing on how to become a better artist.

In order to continue to grow, I genuinely need your help. (***check the above video YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. (http://www.youtube.com/watch)... )

Currently, Iím preparing to release my brand new, 1ST EVER Solo album called "PERFECT 天Ē (aka Perfect Heaven) on 1/11/11 (Jan 2011)! I will put this out through my brand new publishing company as well! A great way to start off 2011!

The PERFECT HEAVEN album is a start to finish musical (mmmm not quite like Sound of Music or Westside Story LOL). This is the story of a world warrior's journey to meet friends, pursue happiness and deal with the opposing forces to genuine happiness. I take on the moniker Ryu Black and recruit my favorite indie artists from all over the world (NY, NJ, PA, Philippines, Canada, China, Japan, ATL, and more) to help play characters, collaborate on songs & collectively to build the story of this album. "Perfect 天's" music is inspired by my favorite video games, in addition to anime, martial arts, Hip-Hop culture, world travel and the quest to figure out the true meaning of life!

One major feature is my buddy d-pi (a great artist that's done some incredible work via DC/Vertigo Comics, United Colors of Bennetton & more) is lending an artistic touch for the album artwork. (**note the image representing the artwork is temporary and album cover will be revealed in the near future)

You may not realize but releasing a record is a huge process and requires a lot of things: notably a publicist, a marketing/promotion team, patience, an excellent product, thousands of copies, and, most importantly, a budget to make it all happen.

Major record labels spend MILLIONS of dollars releasing albums each year.

The amount I would love to raise is far less than that.

Iím only asking you for $100,000.

Just kidding ;-)

Iím looking to raise $2500.

The truth is, to do this right, I could probably use at least $10,000 - but I wanted to set a realistic goal that I think we can reach together. There's no ceiling on how much weíre allowed to raise...So if we raise an astronomical amount of funds that's a blessing. For example, if 1000 friends/family donated $10 a piece, that's $10,000 ... :-D

Iíve partnered with KICKSTARTER.com to help make the process simple, safe, fun and God willing, a success.

Based on how Kickstarter is set up, if we donít reach the goal of $2,500 then I donít get ANY of the funding. Every Kickstarter project must be fully funded before its time expires or no money changes hands. So itís really up to you ...your support will help one of my biggest dreams come to life. Please tell friends, ballers, millionares lol and family if you really believe in it! I would love the opportunity for the world to hear this.

If you look on the right side of this page, you will see different donation tabs that include prizes! Feel free to choose the one you want OR just donate out of the kindness of your heart whatever amount you'd like. Even $1 would help! Additionally I have dancers from NY, Japan and Taiwan ready to feature in my music videos ...the extra funding could really make these videos incredible!

If there's anything else you could possibly want to know, check out the bio or come find me at one of my links below:

R.A.V.A.G.E. - Restoring Artistic Vision And Growth Everywhere (http://www.ravagenrumble.com)
不言実行 ... 有言実行 | Action Before Words ... Walk the Talk (http://www.meccagodzilla.blogspot.com)
RAVAGE the メカゴジラ on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads (http://www.myspace.com/meccagodzilla)

*A Special Thank You goes out to Mega Ran for giving me the blessing to complete this idea...Thank you so much bro!


White Belt Package
Donate $5 or more and receive 3 exclusive songs from the album in addition to all the instrumentals for the upcoming album.

Red Belt Package
Donate $10 or more and receive my previously released album titled Erroars and a full, high quality, MP3 version of the Ryu Black album when it finishes mixing & mastering.

Blue Belt Package
Donate $25 or more and receive the previous prizes, a Keychain and a LIMITED EDITION autographed CD of the Ryu Black album when it gets released.

Yellow Belt Package
Donate $40 or more and receive all the above plus the Perfect Heaven poster, and Perfect Heaven mouse pad!

Green Belt Package
Donate $50 or more and receive all of the above, and a LIMITED EDITION T-shirt!

Brown Belt Package
Donate $75 or more and receive all of the above and a USB drive full of exclusive material including instrumentals/songs that did not make the album.

Black Belt Package
Donate $125 or more and receive all of the above plus physical copies of my past releases, and exclusive footage of my travels to Japan and downloadable versions of the album's music video(s) for your smart phone.

Sensei Package
Donate $250 or more and I'll take on the challenge to sample your favorite video game's music and make a beat exclusively for you, if you want Techno or House, R&B or Hip Hop, etc..... I got you!

True Master Package
Donate $500 Everything above, PLUS : I will write a song about you (or a person of your choice, or a topic of your choice) based on an tiny questionnaire you fill out. Iíll record the song and send it to you. If enough people select this option Iíll make a record out of all the songs, press it up, put your name in the credits and send you a signed copy. I will sell this record on CD Baby and donate all of those sales to a charity that we choose together.

Thank you for reading this and THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SUPPORT!

And for those of you who are curious....
Here's the track listing for the new record "PERFECT HEAVEN"

1. Satsu No Hadou (Dark Soul)
2. Ansatsuken (The Assassin's Fist)
3. Hayashi N Kaze ft. Masia One (Forest & Wind)
4. How Hadou (How I do)
5. Goen feat Divine Life (Connections)
6. Once Bit 10
7. Sakura chan ft Sakura (Cherry Blossom)
8. Cry
9. Heaven ft. Mariannie
10. Chun Li ft. Mega Ran, Masia One & DJ SARASA
11. Yama ft Dashah (Stand Like a Mountain)
12. Metsu Ansatsuken (Murderous Assassin's Fist)
13. Dojo Kun
14. Cypher Yamanote ft. Atari Blitzkrieg, Arablak, Baron, Cy Marshall Law, Kensho Kuma, Hop & Hona Core
15. No Worries ft Sakura
****Bonus Tracks


09-30-2010, 07:52 AM
I'll be donating. Ravage always delivers the goods for real Hip-Hop.

Mic Tyson
09-30-2010, 10:24 PM
yea ill fuck wit it. i was actually gonna make a thread like a month ago cuz i remember this album was supposed to come out for a minute

Lex Lugor
09-30-2010, 11:10 PM
I cosign ravage is that dude.

10-01-2010, 10:47 PM
GTAsoldier, hide1998, Mic Tyson, & Lex Lugor thank u for checking in and for posting your thoughts.. GTA thank u for droppin info about what's going on here..

I really appreciate all of ur feedback. What i'm doing now is something Ras Kass did in the past..check this out real fast:


I got to meet him a few years ago by way of DJ J-Ronin (shouts to J-Ronin) and it was an honor..i told him about the wake up show freestyle with RZA that i still play to this day..he was really happy to hear that..


DJ J Ronin, RAVAGE & Ras Kass

Ras Kass is one of the illest that was never given a fair shot at a deal so i'm happy this worked out for him.. other artists on that kickstarter joint go over $30K to get started..it's kind of crazy..anyways.. it's a start.. and i'm appreciative that kats check in on the kid! i appreciate that... extra funding is going to creating some sick videos

10-07-2010, 01:07 PM

EDIT: We almost there! The project is currently standing at a pledged $1,510 (we only got 1 grand left to go). Let's do it!

10-13-2010, 12:52 AM
GTA your avatars are crazy... reminds me of hide1998 超黒人

speaking of hidesan.. do you build with him? I linked with him in japan.. dude he's a boss! pointed me in the right direction for really dope japanese dancehall girls!

Here's an update from 1 of my studio sessions for the Ryu Black album.. enjoy

to all the fam that posted here If you have any recommendations for spreading the word definitely let me know.. I appreciate your time to just "check for a nigga" - cappadonna

10-17-2010, 10:15 PM

$510 left to go.

10-18-2010, 08:09 AM
ravage definately got my support

Sleep Sinatra
10-18-2010, 07:36 PM
Most Definetly i'll represent. Much Respect Ravage i'll be lookin for this project for sure, Hopefully we Can Build On That Collab before u too busy makin the essential moves My G,100

10-20-2010, 08:58 PM
We got 2 weeks left! The project is currently standing at $2,083. Only $417 left to go.


10-23-2010, 10:46 AM

$217 left to go. We got 11 days left and the project currently has 50 backers.

10-24-2010, 11:55 AM

$77 left to go. We're gonna make it.

10-24-2010, 02:49 PM

$77 left to go. We're gonna make it.

GTA the support is incredible..thank u so much for really getting the word out there! i really owe u one fam

10-25-2010, 03:07 AM

$77 left to go. We're gonna make it.

yo how bout it's complete bro! check when u can! Thank u to everyone who supported..and if you still want to support..there's still 9 days left so feel free to Go in

11-03-2010, 06:04 PM
just a reminder ...6 more hours to go to make a pledge if you'd like.. check the kickstarter link and feel free to jump in..if not that's cool too!

thanks to everyone that already looked out! i really appreciate yall

01-20-2011, 05:19 PM
Update: Chotto omachi kudasai

"Chotto omachi kudasai" is japanese for politely asking someone to "please wait for a moment"

Similar to the many artists that came before me, I have to mention, in FULL detail that the Ryu Black Musical will have a small delay in being released. The original release date of 1-11-2011 has been pushed back to 5-17-2011. The good thing is you will get the product and gifts way earlier than the rest of the world.

My tour in Tokyo this past November was highly successful and I was able to shoot 3 Hi-Def videos including a video for the upcoming Ryu Black musical featuring my favorite Taiwanese dancer/choreographer Ruby Red. I flew her over to guest star in some videos with me. The time I spent in Tokyo touring and getting the word out was so necessary in cross promotion, however I am genuinely sorry about the timing and delays because without you this truly is not even possible.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs1355.snc4/162737_479054236995_544111995_6371211_2135445_n.jp g
(ruby red and ryu black filming at armani exchange tokyo)

The album title "Perfect 天" is a huge responsibility to live up to because of the word "天 (Heaven)" and the idea of what Heaven really is. In order to give you the best of my best, my team has been sending ideas back and forth on different approaches to the album’s overall sound. We came to a conclusion prior to Christmas but then came Christmas and the holidays. I decided to delay the release to really make sure the sound is 1000% perfect, spark the global promotion and make sure that all of the packaging and gifts are impeccable. I realized if I rush to make this upcoming release date I might just forget some of the most important steps for making the Ryu Black Musical "Perfect"

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me. You will have this release in hand way, way, way before 5-17-2011, the rest of the world will have to wait until then. Thank you so much for your time, stay tuned I'll have something nice for you very soon

peace and love
Ryu Black

Undiluted Karma
01-20-2011, 05:49 PM
Is the same Ryu thats in Styles of Beyond?

Mic Tyson
01-20-2011, 07:18 PM
^^^^^^idk but hes from the monsta island czars. I think he goes by meccagodzilla

01-22-2011, 06:12 AM
No it's not the same guy from SoB.

02-17-2011, 10:29 AM
New Ryu Black/RAVAGE interview


05-17-2011, 08:53 AM
ALBUM IS OUT TODAY!!!!!! Here's what RAVAGE/Ryu had to say:

Peace friends and fam,

After 3 years of endless dedication, my first ever solo album, "PERFECT 天" is available today!

The digital version is for sale now at: http://manafestvisionmedia.bandcamp.com/album/perfect

(itunes & amazon coming soon...)

Limited edition CDs also available here: http://manafestvision.blogspot.com/p/store.html

So what's the web saying about RYU BLACK:













peace for now

Mecca aka RYU BLACK

Mel Gibstein
05-17-2011, 09:41 PM
Ravage is sick.

05-18-2011, 01:16 AM
I've been gone for ages. But I'm back to shout MeccaGod for an ambitious record that's going to surprise many that are open enough to really listen.

07-21-2011, 11:15 AM

07-21-2011, 11:30 AM
man ... this is a crazy bump.In the middle of the night last night I went and logged into mypace and looked for Ravage to see what he was up to now days. I aint heard from him in like a year or so now cuz I don't even fuck with myspace no more. I added the facebook page last night though and got up to date.

its funny finding this this morning.

Mic Tyson
07-21-2011, 03:50 PM
been got my album in the mail. shit is nice, i like the overall theme of the album

07-21-2011, 04:25 PM
def gotta cop that and link back up with fam , It's been too long and that shit looks dope as fuck. YO!! RAVAGE , if you log in and see this hit me up!!!!1

07-23-2011, 04:54 AM

I'ma get this for sure

07-29-2011, 12:06 PM
been got my album in the mail. shit is nice, i like the overall theme of the album thank you fam!

I'ma get this for sure bamboo that's what's up! if you do get it from itunes.. please drop a comment on itunes fam! that'd be helpful!

Ravage is sick. thank you ! did you get to hear the entire musical yet?

I've been gone for ages. But I'm back to shout MeccaGod for an ambitious record that's going to surprise many that are open enough to really listen. much respect bro! let's keep building

man ... this is a crazy bump.In the middle of the night last night I went and logged into mypace and looked for Ravage to see what he was up to now days. I aint heard from him in like a year or so now cuz I don't even fuck with myspace no more. I added the facebook page last night though and got up to date.

its funny finding this this morning. Good look ! how'd you like the musical? it's been a minute you.. myspace is like the deathstar! very sad...it has great potential but they cluttered it all with BS!

for those that do not know please cop that RYU BLACK MUSICAL here: http://ryublack.com/

GTA thank u for posting up this video and always supporting me! God Bless!

07-29-2011, 03:44 PM
The musical is off the hook! Can't go wrong with the Street Fighter 2 theme , thats CLASSIC.

07-29-2011, 11:10 PM
NICE! I honestly feel the same way! I have a sequel and more in the works!

I hope more peoples catch on... INF i really appreciate you checking for it! Is there any 1 song that stand out the most!?

To the rest of the WUTANG CORP FAM HERE....I am planning another video...

what 1 or 2 songs would you like to see as a video?

07-30-2011, 10:54 AM
Sakura-chan stood out to me. The use of that ending music is DOPE!!!!