The 37th Chamber, the brainchild of Gerald Watson and DJ 2-Tone Jones, was released. The Shaolin Jazz project is a specialty mixtape project that has 2-Tone artfully blending the acapellas of rappers from the Wu-Tang Clan with hand picked jazz instrumentals.
The project is an extension of Watson’s The Classics Album Cover Art Exhibitions which were a series of art shows, 2-Tone both deejayed and produced the mixtapes for, that featured various album covers from target genres of music such as rap, rock, soul, and jazz. Watson developed the idea for SHAOLIN JAZZ while interviewing Logan Walters, a graphic designer who created a series of jazz inspired Wu-Tang album covers called Wu-Note. During the interview Watson created a line of questioning which led to Walters mentioning that he would be interested in designing the album cover art if a project like it ever existed. Watson then approached 2-Tone who was interested. He then circled back to Logan who of course was already down and SHAOLIN JAZZ was born.
Download: Shaolin Jazz