“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.
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.
Classic Fusion: Dopium vs The Drunken Master, designed by Late Night Genius.
And if the project wasn’t enough, here’s a documentary. Well played, sirs.
@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.
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.
We’ve got tons going on with Byrd Over Staten dropping but we always like to keep our imprint on NYC so we’ll be doing a listening party in New York this Sunday Nov. 29th courtesy of the good people at the Reed Space (LES). Its 4-7pm and we’ll have some of our SHAOLIN JAZZ art on display as well as our SHAOLIN JAZZ multimedia video package. To RSVP click here.
Introducing “perspectives,” our newest campaign which takes lead from our Lifestyle Marketing Interns (LMI). “perspectives” features photos that our LMI’s have shot, using their cell phones, of their environment (people, places, food, etc…) that they feel best relates to a SHAOLIN JAZZ project or engagement.
The images are then visually enhanced by the design team at Late Night Genius giving one both a unique perspective on the LMI’s environment in addition to the perspective of our specific project or engagement.
For our inaugural edition of “perspectives” we’ve asked our LMIs to take photos of objects that they feel best relates to our Byrd Over Staten release. We will highlight new “perspectives” visuals weekly and please check out the initial range by clicking Read the rest of this entry
To celebrate the launch of our Byrd Over Staten EP, which drops Monday November 23rd, we’ll be conducting a listening party in DC on Saturday November 21st at Songbyrd in Adams Morgan. For the event details and to RSVP click here. Hope to see you guys out!