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Kung Fu Wildstyle Opening / Recap

Dope night all around.  Good people (Fab 5 Freddy and MC Yan are the coolest), fly art, and an ill film.  To check out the full recap click Read the rest of this entry

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CHAMBERS – Wu-Tang Inspired Art Show / Closing Reception

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If you enjoyed the opening reception for our CHAMBERS: Wu-Tang Art Exhibition, that we flipped with ART WHINO, then you’ll definitely want to check our closing reception (11.4), which will be something special for music lovers and true fans of Hip Hop.

The event, on Friday November 4th, will kick off with an Instant Vintage pop-up record fair and auction featuring some of the area’s finest vendors of Hip Hop, Soul, Funk, Jazz and Rock music on wax.  Throughout that portion of the evening DJs from the DC Vinyl Headz collective will be spinning music from the each vendor that will be available for sale.

The second portion of the evening will be a Wu Tang Clan-themed producer showcase featuring some of the finest beatsmiths in the DC area.  The evening’s festivities will be hosted by DJ 2-Tone Jones.

To RSVP click here.

Classic Fusion

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Classic fusion: Only Built 4 Cuban Linx & 8 Diagram Pole Fighter.

SHAOLIN JAZZ – A / V / Recap

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SHAOLIN JAZZ A / V is hands down our most experimental engagement to date.  Props to everyone that attended our first installment, salute to the Anacostia Arts Center for bringing us out, and shouts to all of those who helped spread the word.  And with all of the positive feedback that we received, 2-Tone and I are certainly looking forward to conducting more of these.  To view more recap pics click Read the rest of this entry

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.

CAN I KICK IT? at Siena College / Recap

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Props to everyone that attended CAN I KICK IT? at Siena College and salute to Costin and his team for bringing us out and ensuring our production was tight on every level.  Hopeful we can get back there for next year’s Hip-Hop Week.  For more recap photos click Read the rest of this entry

SHAOLIN JAZZ Apparel / Cold Weather Goods / #CWG

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Check out our range of SHAOLIN JAZZ sweatshirts and other gear for the winter.  To customize and purchase click here.

Byrd Over Staten DC & NYC Listening Parties Recap

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Salute to everyone that attended our listening parties in DC and NYC.  Its always a fresh and humbling experience to meet those that dig the project.   Thanks to Songbyrd (DC) and The Reed Space (NYC) for hosting and thanks also to everyone that helped to make them happen.  We certainly appreciate your support.  For more recap pics Read the rest of this entry

Byrd Over Staten / NYC Listening Party

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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.

Byrd Over Staten / Official Album Cover

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Here’s the official album cover for Byrd Over Staten (designed by Logan Mills Walters) which drops Monday November 23rd.  For more info including projects surrounding the drop please also visit www.shaolinjazz.com.