On Tuesday, we dropped the first three “variant” album covers for Chops’ latest project Strength in NUMBERS. And Wednesday saw the release of the video for “Keep On,” the lead single from the album and also the long anticipated, fifteen-years-in-the-making return of Chops, Peril-L, and Styles Infinite, a.k.a. the legendary Mountain Brothers.
In the video, you might have noticed a “sis” joining the Bros on the track. That would be the one and only Ann One singing the hook.
You may recall that Chops and I worked with a dozen and a half artists to create individual album covers for each of the emcees, singers, and DJs on the album. And starting with Jamie Noguchi‘s take on Ann One below, the rest of the digital album covers will be available here at The Nerds of Color exclusively.
After the jump, you will be able to download a high-resolution jpeg of the latest Strength in NUMBERS “variant” album cover. Just right-click on the image and save.
For the latest Strength in NUMBERS alternate album cover, artist Jamie Noguchi (creator of the webcomic Yellow Peril and a founder of Super Art Fight and The Jamie Noguchi System™) brings his unique vision to this illustration of Ann One on the mic.
NAME: ANN ONE
FROM: Los Angeles
KNOWN FOR: Making music a few years back that Korean singers attempt to this day, the way American Idol contestants sing Whitney, Mariah, and Christina.
STRENGTH: Soulful vocals, inimitable harmonies, writing, production.
CHOICE LINE from Strength In NUMBERS: “Hold tight I’ll take you where you wanna be…”
ILLUSTRATION BY: Jamie Noguchi ypcomic.com
Strength In NUMBERS info: CHOPSmusic.com/numbers
Look for more album cover illustrations by Jamie — and many others! — in the coming weeks. In the meantime, remember to DONATE to the Strength in NUMBERS Kickstarter right now!
- EXCLUSIVE: Strength in NUMBERS Featuring PERIL-L by Fred Chao (thenerdsofcolor.org)
- Hip-Hop & Comics: The Artists of Chops’ Strength in NUMBERS (thenerdsofcolor.org)