“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.
Even though it was a heater of a day it was great to see some familiar faces as well as some new ones yesterday at Freedom Plaza. Thank you to everyone who attended (we certainly hope that you enjoyed the experience), props to DowntownDC for holding everything down, and much appreciated to all of our media partners and everyone who’s helped spread the word.
Now, if you haven’t been able to attend we certainly hope that you can make one, as next Tues June 20th we’ll be screening Barry Gordy’s timeless classic The Last Dragon starring Vanity and Taimak.
Also on for next week, join us for a special Axel F set prior to the screening. DJ Stylus will set the vibe with an early 80’s mix and special AxelF “treats” will be on hand to sweeten the night. For more on AxelF log onto: www.axelfparty.com.
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Check out our “The 37th Chamber Mixtape” – Contrast Tank. To customize and purchase click here.
Check out our “CAN I KICK IT? – City” design which is inspired by our CAN I KICK IT? engagement where we fuse classic martial arts flicks with a live hip hop score mixed by SHAOLIN JAZZ co-founder DJ 2-Tone Jones. Customize and shop here.
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.
This guy’s style was unmatched and this movie ranks among one of the most iconic films. We’re happy to announce this month’s featured presentation will be Black Belt Jones starring the iconic Jim Kelly. For more info/RSVP click here.
Check out our “Bones” T-Shirt. To customize and purchase click here.
Something new for lifestyle – check out our “Shaolin Chessboxing and Jazz Club” pillow. To customize and purchase click here.