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History in the Making!
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With your contribution we can get the music we create played on the radio and advertise to increase our presence in the industry.
Your contributions will be used to cover travel expenses
necessary to introduce our organization artist statewide.
We need help in the administrative areas of our organizations but we are working with what we have. We have a comprehensive business plan but we need your help to execute the plan effectively.
Please be patient with us, we welcome suggestions, volunteers and any assistance or referrals that would be helpful.
Real Raw Records Inc is a Federal Tax Exempt 501c3 Public Charity Organization
History in the Making
The founder started Real Raw Records while living in a homeless shelter in New Jersey. February 2014, she decided that she would create an environment for natural artist that create good music and deserve the opportunity and recognition for their efforts. Provide a breeding ground for success.
Real Raw Records is the First Nonprofit Record Label in the History of the Music Industry
(501C3 Federally Approved Status)
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Hi, my name is KanD Johnson, I am a singer, songwriter, and the founder of REAL RAW RECORDS’ Music is Magic Foundation. Real Raw Records Inc was founded as result of unfavorable circumstances and challenges I’ve faced in life. Firstly, I was born with mental challenges, in addition to that have been molested & raped by numerous people in the course of my childhood, and to top the tragedies off I suffered immense emotional abuse from family members that told me I would never be anything positive and consistently point out my inadequacies.
The other side of the spectrum I had two very strong positive influences in my life that generated good character, and tenacity to persevere.
Joanne King, my late grandmother, who was an awesome woman of love and integrity, noticed early on that I had a gift to sing. She cultivated that gift and drilled character in me and made sure I understood the need to love people in spite of.
As a child she pulled me to the side and told me “God has blessed you with a gift to touch people with your voice.” She is dead now, but her words still live inside me, she said, “Promise me that you’ll never sing a song if you don’t feel it!” I agreed and I have kept that vow until this day.
Teresa Saunders, my mother, who I call Queen, is now blind but has a vision that I would one day “Rock the House” as she says. Growing up, in spite of me being mental retarded, she taught me that I can do anything I put my mind to.
My life has been very eventful, I have tried several different careers, and owned a retail appliance company but I lost it ALL after seven years of operation. I was so devastated that all I had worked for was taken from me in one day. After seven years of operating my business, in one day, I lost everything but the clothes on my back. I had a nervous breakdown and was hospitalized. When I was in the hospital I had to fight a court order to be medicated. I told the doctor that I preferred the use of meditation/prayer and Music as a Therapeutic Alternative. I choose these options because it is what works best for me. I sincerely believe “MUSIC IS MAGIC”. During my hospitalization I realized that losing my business could be viewed as a blessing in disguise. I could now concentrate on my music solely, and fulfill my destiny.
The Birth of Real Raw Records
I had only been in the music business three years and I have already had three major label offers and two independent labels offer to sign me as an artist. I didn’t jump on those offers because there were strings attached.