Philippe Prosper, better known as “Rap Is A Martial Art”, is an American rapper, writer, actor and international Kung Fu Grand-champion.
His earlier releases contained a gritty, rhyme-heavy, martial arts themed style that led to Rap Is A Martial art being compared to the Wu-Tang Clan; getting high praises and the stamps of approval from Wu World Radio and Redman for his lyrical skill and illustrious martial arts heritage. An enigma in the full sense of the word, he bounces seamlessly between the worlds of old-school hip-hop lyricism to melody-focused, yet still rhyme saturated, nostalgic pop singles. A storyteller at heart, his thought-provoking aesthetic is the through line between his music, film, fashion, and writing.
He has received noteworthy press from publications like Hong Kong’s New Martial Hero Magazine, Ear Milk, The Source, HotNewHipHop, Marie Claire, DC Modern Luxury, Yahoo Finance, etc.. He also appeard as co-host for podcast “Rare Knomads” ft guests like Shaq, Nick Cannon, Jim Jones and others where spirituality, martial arts, and intrigue are used to interview his guests.
His virtual 3D “Rap Is A Martial Art” Festival is coming Dec 2022 ft the RZA, Marvel ShangChi’s top martial arts actors “Martial Club,” and other noteworthy rappers and performers. R.I.A.M.A is also the creative force behind multiple IP projects surrounding his hallmark concept, the power of words and its usage as a psychological martial art.
Martial Club is a filmmaking group that is quickly taking the world of martial arts action cinema by storm, combining the artistic disciplines of yesteryear with the cutting edge of modern martial arts to create an unprecedented visual style!
Wu-Tang Clan mastermind Robert Diggs, best known as the RZA among several other pseudonyms, is one of hip-hop's most revered, influential producers. With the group's classic 1993 debut, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), he established their widely imitated core sound, consisting of stark, booming beats and chilling samples (heavily drawing from vintage soul records as well as kung fu movies), setting the backdrop for the crew's gritty, violent narratives.
Following the album's trailblazing success, Diggs participated in the pioneering horrorcore group the Gravediggaz, and produced the first wave of solo releases by his fellow Wu-Tang members. Starting with 1997's Wu-Tang Forever, he concentrated less on producing Wu-Tang releases and devoted more time to his solo career, with the gold-selling debut by his alter ego Bobby Digital arriving in 1998.
He also successfully ventured into film and television work, beginning with his highly acclaimed score for Jim Jarmusch's Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) and continuing with a lengthy string of soundtracks (Kill Bill Volume 1 & 2) and acting roles (American Gangster, Californication, Brick Mansions, The Dead Don’t Die). He made his directorial debut with 2012's The Man with the Iron Fists, and has also directed Love Beats Rhymes (2017) and Cut Throat City (2020). Currently, RZA executively produced, Hulu original series Wu-Tang: An American Saga is in its third season. He’s also written two books: The Wu-Tang Manual (2005) and The Tao Of Wu (2009).
A world-class master MC who has dedicated over half of his life to lyricism and its improvement. A 15-year career that has spawned record deals, commercials, independence, conceptual songs, and mentoring newer artists, Mickey has constantly elevated the culture with his ideas and innovations. Pendulum Ink is yet another stepping stone into cementing his legacy within the culture.
I’m launching my next big project, but rather than just hearing it, I want you to experience it! So, I’ve partnered with Passage to host a festival in the Metaverse with some friends you might know.
It's called "Knostalgia," and it’s themed after an action-packed fantasy with the heart-racing lyrical content of a Hong Kong-style action film. I’ll be performing each song for you in a way I could never do in a concert venue, bringing you into an immersive 3D world with spatial audio.
Join me on February 25, 2023 for this unprecedented music and martial arts experience. Hope to see you there!
- Rap Is A Martial Art
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