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Sweet Nancy from Shaolin / 1st Single / “Save Me Nancy”

Today, we’re pleased to announce the release of our next SHAOLIN JAZZ music project – “Sweet Nancy from Shaolin,” a new project dedicated to the unsung and incomparable Nancy Wilson which features Ghostface Killah and the Wu-Tang Clan.

The full album drops 5.8.18 and in addition to today’s announcement we’re also dropping the first single entitled “Save Me Nancy.”  To listen click here.

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.

Dopium vs The Drunken Master

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Classic Fusion: Dopium vs The Drunken Master, designed by Late Night Genius.

Classic Fusion

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

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.

BYRD OVER STATEN (a Shaolin Jazz tribute to Donald Byrd) / Full EP

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This is our salute to one of the grooviest Jazz cats to ever do it……….Mr. Donald Byrd.

We present the next chapter of the SHAOLIN JAZZ tribute series, Byrd Over Staten, a fusion of Donald Byrd’s work with the resounding lyrics of the Wu-Tang Clan.  Click here for a free download of the EP.

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.

37B

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Check out the newest graphic 37B (designed by Late Night Genius) in our range of product commemorating our Byrd Over Staten EP.  To check out the range of 37B product click here.

“Byrd Over Staten” / Single #2 / “The Shimmey Roll”

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 We couldn’t wait to drop this joint!  The second single from our Byrd Over Staten EP is a bass and piano driven number entitled The Shimmey Roll.  This track features the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard in rare form rhyming over a jazz tune featured on Byrd’s Slow Drag album.  To listen click here.  
As I mentioned in my first post about the project, the full-length EP is tentatively scheduled to be released in November in conjunction with a series of listening parties in DC, NY, and a few other markets.  Stay tuned at www.ShaolinJazz.com.
*Album cover art by Logan Mills Walters

“Byrd Over Staten” / Single #1 / “Love & Heat”

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In 2011 we released a 3-song EP entitled The Gil Scott Suite, a tribute to the late Gil Scott Heron.  Now, we’re pleased to announce the next edition to the SHAOLIN JAZZ tribute series: Byrd Over Staton; an EP dedicated to the works of the late iconic Jazz musician and teacher, Donald Byrd.  As with all previous releases, Byrd Over Staten is a conceptual project in which select songs and breaks from Donald Byrd’s vast collection of music are fused with lyrics and sound bites from the legendary Hip Hop group Wu-Tang Clan.

To listen to the first single entitled Love & Heat click here.

*Album cover art by Logan Mills Walters