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SHAOLIN JAZZ – The 37th Chamber – ePosters 2

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Since we received such a good response from our first series of ePosters we decided to do another set to help promote our 1st ever live performance, SHAOLIN JAZZ L!VE, at Blues Alley – Monday June 25th.  Buy tickets here.

To see the range of ePosters click Read the rest of this entry

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Classic Material – Harold Hunter – Zoo York Mixtape

Don’t care what anyone says – the 90’s were the BEST.  Cats weren’t trying to be iLL – it was natural.  Harold Hunter – legends never die.

SHAOLIN JAZZ – The 37th Chamber – ePosters

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Created a series of ePosters that feature the members of Wu-Tang as well as the jazz artists whose samples are featured on SHAOLIN JAZZ – the mixtape to help promote its release.  I’ll be uploading a new ePoster everyday up through the release – 4.11.11.  Check daily and for more ePosters click the link below: Read the rest of this entry

Logan Walters – Wu-Note Style

I came across the creative work of Logan Walters some time ago while doing research for my first album cover art exhibition – RAP.

So, I’m up late clicking link after link and stumble across his jazz (Blue Note) inspired Wu-Tang covers which immediately struck a nerve.  Not because of me being a huge fan of Wu-Tang, which I am, and not because of me being a huge jazz fan, which I am – as I was pretty much raised on the music, but because of the combination of the two and how intelligently the designs were done. 

Since then, I’ve kept Logan in the back of my mind as one of those cats I wanetd to work with at some point and when it came time to do my JAZZ album cover art exhibition for The ClassicsLogan’s name popped up as someone that I wanted to interview. Now, of course I understand that these aren’t jazz albums but that they’re inspired by Reid Miles’ Blue Note album covers is the relevance to my project and with JAZZ being my final exhibition I wanted to do some different things with this one.  Take this as a sign of what’s to come.  Enjoy the read below:

What’s your name and where are you from?

My name is Logan Walters and I currently live just outside of Detroit Michigan in a nice little town called Ferndale. Read the rest of this entry

The Classics – The Interview: Cey Adams, Pt. 2

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Here’s part 2 of the Cey Adams interview (see you tonight at The Classics):

Cey: This is the same building that Def Jam used to be in.  60 Varick, right here in this building and they were on the same floor that Def Jam used to be on so, it’s really special for me; they have three floors and so one of their three floors was Def Jam’s old space before they officially went corporate and moved uptown.

Soul 1: Nice.

Cey: So, this is like a homecoming for me, and so, working with them is really, it’s really emotional just being in this space again, and just seeing, you know, what different form it’s taken 15 years later or whatever it’s been. Read the rest of this entry

The Classics – The Interview: Cey Adams, Pt. 1

Below is Cultural Project #1 – The Interview on famed designer Cey Adams, which was conducted by Soul 1 (Frank White Space – BKNY).

Because I’m not a journalist, writer, etc…I edited down what I felt necessary of Soul’s 10 pages but there was too much great content to be lost.

So, instead of not providing you guys (especially those that won’t be able to attend the event) with a thorough experience I’ve split the interview into 2 parts.  Here’s Part 1 – enjoy….

Soul 1: What’s your name and what do you do?

Cey Adams: My name is Cey Adams and I’m a visual artist.  I’ve been designing album covers and I was the Creative Director at Def Jam Recordings and I spent most of the 80’s designing a lot of the covers for some of  the more important artists like Public Enemy, Beastie Boys, L.L. Cool J, Slick Rick, E.P.M.D., and then later, you know, folks like Jah Rule, DMX, and Jay-Z. Read the rest of this entry