From lyrics, to production, to video – why De La Soul is still at the TOP of this game.
Shouts to my homegirl Asiatu for hitting me with this one. Its one of the works in an exhibition entitled Deez Nuts, produced by artist Mark Drew. To check out more of the works click here.
Just received this video recap of the SHAOLIN JAZZ NYC listening party courtesy of Kevin O’Hanlon – owner/operator of Rogue Space Gallery – the venue that hosted the event. Thanks again for opening your doors to us Kevin!
Its OFFICIAL! After about 3+ months SHAOLIN JAZZ – The 37th Chamber is done. This project has grown from just a “mixtape” to becoming, in my opinion, a full blown album and 2-Tone and I are developing a series of listening parties for DC, NYC, and LA.
Check out the flyer above for info regarding the first listening party which will take place in DC, Sat. March 26, at Palace 5ive – good lookin’ out Greg!
The Classics – JAZZ, as my final exhibition, was as good as I hoped it would be. Tons of family and friends came through, Neal Becton (Som Records) and DJ 2-Tone Jones rocked jazz and jazz inspired hip hop, and the specialty drinks kept me easy.
Big shout to everyone that attended, Jeremy, Maiy, Simon and the crew at Lounge of III, Cherisse (crazy PR steez), and my past and current sponsors for supporting.
Be on the lookout for an event that’s a culmination of all of my exhibitions and be sure to check out the first track of SHAOLIN JAZZ – The 37th Chamber: Astral C.R.E.A.M – an extension of the jazz exhibition.
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For each of The Classics exhibitions I enlisted the services of DJ 2-Tone Jones who created a mixtape that features music from that genre.
The idea stemmed from my interview of graphic designer Logan Mills who created a series of jazz inspired Wu-Tang album covers, dubbed Wu-Note. One of my questions references the Beatles x Wu-Tang mixtape, which he created the album cover art for, and my line of questioning sorta asks him about a jazz x Wu-Tang mix project, which he goes to say that he’d be down to create the cover art for if one exists.
After receiving that info I hit up 2-Tone – he’s down, then I go back to Logan – he’s down, and SHAOLIN JAZZ is born.