The SHAOLIN JAZZ Movie Poster Design Contest, which is an extension of the notable SHAOLIN JAZZ – The 37th Chamber music project (an artful fusion of jazz instrumentals and hip-hop acappellas) is a month long competition (Wednesday September 16th – Wednesday October 15th), whereby participants can submit designs that interpret SHAOLIN JAZZ – The 37th Chamber as a Kung-Fu movie. For more info including rules, guidelines, and prizes click
The movie poster contest takes further cues from our monthly event series entitled CAN I KICK IT? where we screen two classic Kung-Fu movies while a clever blend of classic hip-hop, funk, and soul music are played courtesy of SHAOLIN JAZZ co-founder DJ 2-Tone Jones, who’s essentially creating a live sound track to each movie.
Designers can submit up to two (2) movie posters only
A design collective can only participate as one (1) designer – submitting only two (2) designs
Size specs 9.111 x 15, 300dpi
Acceptable file formats: jpg, png, pdf not to exceed 25mb
Deadline for submitting work: Wednesday October 15th
Submit work to firstname.lastname@example.org
To see an image of a past CAN I KICK IT? flyer click here
*Entries will be judged on the following criteria: originality, creativity, and connectivity to the theme of SHAOLIN JAZZ – The 37th Chamber.Prize: The winner, who’ll be announced on Tuesday October 21st, will receive an exclusive prize package that includes an official copy of The 37th Chamber Mixtape, two (2) SHAOLIN JAZZ Apparel items of your choice, and a pair of tennis shoes. Also, the winning design will be included in the next series of SHAOLIN JAZZ Apparel designs.
Eligibility: The competition is open to anyone (worldwide)
My brothers SlimKat and yU are on the verge of releasing their long-awaited album as the duo 1978ers. From the snippets I’ve heard off the project I can already say that it’s going to be both dope and artistically beautiful. Peep the video for the intro and title track of the album entitled People of Today.
The SHAOLIN JAZZ team is looking for a Marketing Intern (MI) to assist with our college/university marketing efforts. Our MI must have an interest in learning creative marketing, specifically transmedia, and how to utilize social media to create a positive impact. For details click here.
This is part 2 of an ‘All Vinyl’ series by DJ 2-Tone Jones on CUT CONVENTION Radio, leading up to the INSTANT VINTAGE Record Fair & Auction in DC on Saturday, Aug. 30th. On this show 2-Tone spins a number of rare 12-inches that will be available for sale at the event (and a few that won’t).
This special episode of CUT CONVENTION Radio features A DJ Named Slick Back and his vinyl collection of ’70s Soul Soundtrack gems. Fans of throwback-blaxploitation flicks are in for a treat. 2-Tone drops joints from Car Wash, Black Caesar, Gordon’s War, Shaft in Africa, Black Dynamite, Sparkle, The Don (from India) and more!
On this episode of CUT CONVENTION RadioDJ 2-Tone Jones drops some new joints and a few throwback joints courtesy of The Roots, Kendrick Lamar, Blu & Nottz, Black Milk, People Under the Stairs, Cormega, Madlib, Mos Def, and more! [The show officially starts after 3:10]
TRACKLISTING Aquarius - Cal Tjader Get Hip - People Under the Stairs Body the Beat (inst) - Khrysis Industry - Cormega Oh La La - Dibia$e Travel Light (inst) - Oddisee b/w Ill Vibe (aca) - Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip Black Rock - The Roots Deadly Medley - Black Milk feat. Royce da 5’9” & Elzhi Deion’s House - Black Milk End of the World (remix) - Blu & Nottz What it’s Worth - Black Milk Egyptian Cotton - Big K.R.I.T. M.A.A.D. City - Kendrick Lamar feat. MC Eiht Sittin’ on Chrome - Masta Ace Masala - Madlib Transitions - Tobias Felton Auditorium - Mos Def feat. Slick Rick