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Byrd Over Staten ‘A Shaolin Jazz Tribute To Donald Byrd”

Life is all about connecting the dots and sometimes those dots come from two very different places yet seem to fit so perfect together. Hip Hop and Kung Fu has always gone hand in hand and with that connection, Jazz … Continue reading

Exclusive The 5 Deadly Venoms Print

Hot Peas & Butta lead art designer The Elroy Jenkins has recently created an original work of art paying tribute to one of the greatest Kung Fu films of all time, The 5 Deadly Venoms. Highly regarded by fans of … Continue reading

Kung Fu Films and The Early Influence on Hip Hop Culture

Hip Hop and 70s Kung Fu films have always gone hand in hand especially during the early stages when young urban New York youths embraced these films that were made thousands of miles away in countries that they would never … Continue reading

The Black Kung Fu Experience – Part 2

Growing up in the 70’s and early 80’s, Martial Arts was in every direction of eyesight and was like a second religion to me. There were various schools in my general living area, theaters that screened the latest “chopsocky” films … Continue reading

Internationally Known – Gordon Liu at 60.

This week we celebrate the birthday of none other than, Gordon Liu (age 60). Gordon Liu, could quite possibly be considered the most familiar face in Kung Fu cinema history and by far the most influential. Mentioned in just about … Continue reading

The Tower of Death aka Game of Death II

They say imitation is the greatest form of flattery, but some people also say bootlegs and reissues are just as good as original pressings so I guess it’s to each his / her own. But one icon in Martial Arts … Continue reading

The Biography of Alexander Fu Sheng

When it comes to Shaw Brothers Kung Fu films, one of the most famous and recognizable faces is without a doubt, Gordon Liu (36th Chambers of Shaolin). He’s the guy that Quentin Tarantino has used in his Kill Bill series, … Continue reading

Paul Nice – Deadly Venoms Tribute Mix

In the world of Hip Hop, very few heads are Kung Fu film aficionados, and even fewer are top-notch producers that can incorporate their love of the genre into craft. Sure The RZA is the obvious choice, but heavy in … Continue reading

The Awaken Punch aka Fury of The Black Belt

This past Saturday attendees of the Exhumed Films ex-Fest 12hr film marathon were treated to an incredible line up exploitation films all screened on 35mm. In between each film were of course rare trailers and shorts one of which we’ve … Continue reading

Rudy Ray Moore’s “Dolemite” 40th Anniversary

This week we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Blaxploitation classic film, Dolemite starring Rudy Ray Moore. Dolemite made it’s big screen debut in 1975 via Dimension Pictures and later on home video through Xenon Pictures. Dolemite is a pimp … Continue reading