“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.
As with any travel overseas, day 1 is pretty much all travel. That being said, the journey has been nothing short of eventful, yet moved by pretty quickly. Fortunately we made it safely to Addis and after a major hurdle at the airport (Wayna – so happy that you’re traveling with us) we, upon check-in at the hotel, were greeted by one of our heads from DC, Ra Brown, who’s staying in the same spot, a picturesque boutique hotel called Zeist Lodge (props to Ra for suggesting the spot).
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