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Ru AREYOU / WHAT’S GOOD(?) / 1.15.18

In our next edition of WHAT’S GOOD(?) we talk to Ru AREYOU, an emerging Los Angeles based creative who’s talents include heading a creative label, producing hip-hop tracks for Chris Brown, dancing on Justin Bieber’s world tour, as well as being a decorated martial artist who won the 2001 US Open open forms competition.

Check back for Ru AREYOU’s edition which drops 1.15.18.

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Main Source Killed It at Songbyrd!

Main Source (Large Professor, Neek the Exotic, Joe Fatale), the revered rap group who introduced the world to Nas, blessed DC last Thurs with their classic show (at Songbyrd) performing hits, freestyles, in addition to treating our ears to new music as well as playing unreleased joints from the legendary Pete Rock.  Word.

And if that wasn’t enough, the show openers included North Carolina’s Raw Wattage, DC’s own J Scienide (peep that Ninja Vuitton and shouts to Kev Brown who performed with J) who was introduced by the iconic Bobbito Garcia.  But wait, legendary mixtape DJ DJ Doo Wop was also in attendance, and DJ 2-Tone Jones served as the resident DJ for everyone who performed.

No fakes.  No imitations.  Just straight classic raw.  And shouts to SHAOLens for the snaps.

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CAN I KICK IT? Teaser Video

We’re happy to announce the drop of our new teaser video for CAN I KICK IT?, which provides a great look at the science behind one of our most popular multimedia engagements.  For additional info click here.

Rap is A Martial Art – Philippe Prosper

“Hip-hop has a real focus on authenticity, but I hadn’t seen the authentic martial arts combined with hip-hop. As a martial artist coming into hip-hop, I really felt like I was embodying the mantra of rap is a martial art.” – Philippe Prosper

SHAOLIN JAZZ got a chance this week to chop it up with internationally decorated kung-fu artist and rapper, Philippe Prosper, aka Rap is A Martial Art.

Interview by Mychal Estrada.  For the full read click: Read the rest of this entry

“The 37th Chamber Mixtape”

Our “The 37th Chamber Mixtape” design is a graphic inspired by our first SHAOLIN JAZZ music release from 2011.  The irony is that we called it a mixtape (and still do because we’re from that era) despite it only being available via MP3 and CD and not as an actual cassette.  To check out the ways that you can customize this design click here.

Dopium vs The Drunken Master

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Classic Fusion: Dopium vs The Drunken Master, designed by Late Night Genius.

A Documentary About Nobody

And if the project wasn’t enough, here’s a documentary.  Well played, sirs.

and the ANONYMOUS NOBODY

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They never disappoint / @wearedelasoul

Noname Gypsy

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@NonameGypsy, also known as Fatimah Warner, is an #American #HipHop #artist and #poet from #Chicago who has collaborated with #artists such as @Chancetherapper / Noname grew up #listening to #Jazz which can be heard in a range of her #tracks such as “Sunday Morning,” “MaryJane Love,” and “Open Apology” / To learn more click here.

Master the Art

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Hip-Hop, martial arts, chess. An odd trio? Not at all, according to RZA, a founder of the rap group Wu-Tang Clan.

“Hip-Hop is a battle game,” he said. “Chess is a battle. Martial arts is a battle.”  For the full read click here.