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I set up a whole new studio in my house a few years ago. Literally, it was just like a little mixer, a cheap microphone, I downloaded a crap version of CoolEdit Adobe Edition, and I started just doing mixtapes at home. And then basically, a couple of my boys, they’d just come over and I’d start working on their mixtapes. And then eventually everyone was just, like, “Aww yeah, we’re going to Raw’s house”. And then more and more people came – rappers from the UK scene who are out now ended up making mixtapes at my house. As time progressed I thought, “You know what? Everyone’s calling it Raw’s house, let me just make this a thing,” [laughs].
So I decided to turn it into a label so I could push my own music, basically. I was aware how it was in the industry and, y’know, I’m not really trying to beg, knocking on labels’ doors trying to get a deal or what not, so I might as well be my own distributor because you can do it online now. So I decided to make it a company and it’s expanded from there because, as well as making it my own label that I can push out my own music, I’ve then got my rappers I’ve worked with before, my artists, I’ve taken on some singers. The first music video I did – ‘Don’t Pity Me’ – I got the models for it. I’ve now got Raw’s House models, I’ve got make-up artists, I’ve got camera crews and, y’know, I’ve got this whole thing this year that’s really going to blow up.
credits "One more robot magazine" written by Dean Van Nguyen