This one is for the old skool heads!!!
Psycho Les of The Beatnuts and Gang Starr Foundation alum Jeru The Damaja are joining & have announced a collaborative project under the name The Funky Pandas.
The well-respected MCs, who’ve created respective alter-egos named Dr. Love Panda (Psycho Les) and Black Panda (Jeru The Damaja), have launched a Kickstarter to fund their new project, Certified Bamboo.
As Jeru explains, the mantra behind the campaign is giving fans a chance to be a part of their vision, which is to make music fun again.
The two initially connected on tour in Europe back in 2015 and have spent the past two years crafting a new sound that they’re excited to bring to the world.
“So many times I see and hear people complain about the state of Hip Hop music, how it has been separated from Hip Hop culture and has taken a turn for the worse,” Jeru noted. “Here is your chance to let your voice be heard by being a part of The Funky Panda movement.”
In addition to the album, the campaign is largely going to fund a feature film following the duo as they document locations around the world where Hip Hop is thriving. The album itself is — for all intents and purposes — complete, with 14 songs already in the bag.
Fans can support the project, and score some great merch, on the official campaign page.
Repost: Hip Hop DX