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“Scalp ‘Em”

“Scalp ‘Em” feat/fusing Method Man, Ghostface, and Raekwon with “Kasalefkut-Hulu” by Mulatu Astatke / from our first album entitled SHAOLIN JAZZ The 37th Chamber (2011).  Video by @soulcinematic

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“Sweet Nancy from Shaolin” is Here!

“Sweet Nancy from Shaolin” is here and is one of our strongest and most sound albums to date.  Nothing but gems for your soul and more.  To listen and download click here.

Waitin’ for Firewater

Today, we’re pleased to announce the drop of Waitin’ for Firewater, the second single from our forthcoming full length SHAOLIN JAZZ music project – Sweet Nancy from Shaolin where we fuse vocals and instrumentals from jazz great Nancy Wilson with acappellas from legendary rap group Wu-Tang Clan.

In Waitin’ for Firewater we fuse the rap genius of legendary Wu-Tang member Raekwon the Chef with the wordplay wizardry of groundbreaking Bronx MC Big Pun (RIP).   To listen click here.

Stay tuned for the full length project which drops 5.8.18.

Classic Fusion

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

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

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

SHAOLIN JAZZ – The 37th Chamber

For each of The Classics exhibitions I enlisted the services of DJ 2-Tone Jones who created a mixtape that features music from that genre.

For JAZZ, since its the last of my Album Cover Art Exhibitions, I wanted to do some different things and the mixtape was one of them – enter SHAOLIN JAZZ – The 37th Chamber.

The idea stemmed from my interview of graphic designer Logan Mills who created a series of jazz inspired Wu-Tang album covers, dubbed Wu-Note.  One of my questions references the Beatles x Wu-Tang mixtape, which he created the album cover art for, and my line of questioning sorta asks him about a jazz x Wu-Tang mix project, which he goes to say that he’d be down to create the cover art for if one exists.

After receiving that info I hit up 2-Tone – he’s down, then I go back to Logan – he’s down, and SHAOLIN JAZZ is born.

Check out the first track – Astral C.R.E.A.M. (The Pharoah Jarel Beatdown remix). Listen here and download here.  The full length album will be out shortly.

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