EXCLUSIVE: Strength in NUMBERS Featuring YELLOW BOYZ by Tak Toyoshima

The Strength in NUMBERS train keeps rolling as we unveil the last “variant” album cover to Chops’ massive Asian American hip-hop movement.

SIN CollageTHIS IS IT! There are only hours left to fund Strength in NUMBERS on Kickstarter. With that, we’re going to unveil the final album cover, illustrated by the Secret Asian Man himself, TAK TOYOSHIMA!  The final alternate album cover belongs to a trio of MCs from the Dirty South, the YELLOW BOYZ!

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Strength in NUMBERS: All the Covers Revealed

We have been celebrating the artists of Strength in NUMBERS for the last several weeks. Now that we have reached the end of the Kickstarter campaign, I wanted to put all of the album covers by all of the talented artists in one easy to navigate place.

This is STRENGTH IN NUMBERS!

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EXCLUSIVE: Strength in NUMBERS Featuring VERBAL by Jamie Noguchi

The Strength in NUMBERS train keeps rolling as we unveil the latest “variant” album cover to Chops’ massive Asian American hip-hop movement.

For the latest Strength in NUMBERS alternate album cover, Jamie Noguchi (and his ever present System), is back yet again! This time illustrating a trailblazer in the international hip-hop community, from Tokyo, Japan: VERBAL of m-flo! After the jump, download a high-resolution jpeg of the latest Strength in NUMBERS “variant” album cover. Just right-click on the image and save. And since there’s only 24 hours left to go, you HAVE to DONATE NOW to help make this project a reality! We’re so close, but still so far away!

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EXCLUSIVE: Strength in NUMBERS Featuring THAI by Kris Tolentino

The Strength in NUMBERS train keeps rolling as we unveil the latest “variant” album cover to Chops’ massive Asian American hip-hop movement.

There’s only two days left to donate to Strength in NUMBERS. Here’s a taste of the song “Top of the World” by THAI. If you like what you hear, help us out on KICKSTARTER!

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EXCLUSIVE: Strength in NUMBERS Featuring JOANLEE by Quan

The Strength in NUMBERS train keeps rolling as we unveil the latest “variant” album cover to Chops’ massive Asian American hip-hop movement.

With so much drama in the LBC, Boston-based fine artist QUAN turned out this amazing album cover for one of the key architects of the whole Strength in NUMBERS movement JOANLEE. Check out the video below to for some updates from Joanlee himself.

Remember, there’s only 3 DAYS LEFT TO DONATE! What are you waiting for! Then, after the jump, you can download a high-resolution jpeg of the latest Strength in NUMBERS alternate album cover. Just right-click on the image and save it for your iPhone.

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EXCLUSIVE: Strength in NUMBERS Featuring LIL CRAZED by Joe Hunter

The Strength in NUMBERS train keeps rolling as we unveil the latest “variant” album cover to Chops’ massive Asian American hip-hop movement.

Artist Joe Hunter is back with an album cover for the Twin Cities’ own King in Disguise LIL CRAZED, who just dropped this new track, “That Real Thing,” from the Strength in NUMBERS album with guest vocalist Paul Kim.

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EXCLUSIVE: Strength in NUMBERS Featuring JKEY by Jaeil Cho

Before you peep the latest album cover, head on over to BuzzFeed and check out these 21 Asian American music artists that CHOPS says you need to know. They may have something in common with some of the artists on Strength in NUMBERS. Just a hunch.

And now, the latest Strength in NUMBERS album cover features NYC-based manager/journalist/rapper JKEY illustrated by his brother, Flushing-based artist Jaeil Cho.

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EXCLUSIVE: Strength in NUMBERS Featuring DJ BONICS & ERIKA DAVID by Tak Toyoshima

The Strength in NUMBERS train keeps rolling as we unveil the latest “variant” album cover to Chops’ massive Asian American hip-hop movement.

With only five days left to donate to the Strength in NUMBERS Kickstarter, we’re going to feature TWO album covers, both illustrated by TAK TOYOSHIMA of Secret Asian Man fame!  The first features PA’s own — and Wiz Khalifa’s touring DJ — DJ BONICS. Followed up by YouTube singing star ERIKA DAVID!

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EXCLUSIVE: Strength in NUMBERS Featuring DJ ROLI RHO by Jef Castro

The Strength in NUMBERS train keeps rolling as we unveil the latest “variant” album cover to Chops’ massive Asian American hip-hop movement.

The latest Strength in NUMBERS album cover features master DJ from the 5th Platoon, DJ ROLI RHO illustrated by the art collective known as POINT & QUESTION aka Jef Castro (senior artist on Secret Identities) and his partner-in-art, SooJ Lee.

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EXCLUSIVE: Strength in NUMBERS Featuring EL GAMBINA by Jeremy Arambulo

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The Strength in NUMBERS train keeps rolling as we unveil the latest “variant” album cover to Chops’ massive Asian American hip-hop movement.

But first, Chops and the Strength in NUMBERS fam need your help! It’s called a Thunderclap, a free, quick, safe way to “donate” a tweet, Facebook post, or Tumblr post (or all 3) to promote our Strength In NUMBERS project. Tomorrow, everybody’s posts will blast out all at once! But we need to hit 250 supporters for it to work!

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Now, on to the latest Strength in NUMBERS album cover featuring the groundbreaking female emcee from Jersey EL GAMBINA illustrated by the Emmy-nominated artist Jeremy Arambulo.

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EXCLUSIVE: Strength in NUMBERS Featuring PAUL KIM by Tyler Chin-Tanner

The Strength in NUMBERS train keeps rolling as we unveil the latest “variant” album cover to Chops’ massive Asian American hip-hop movement.

The latest Strength in NUMBERS album cover features American Idol finalist and YouTube sensation, PAUL KIM illustrated by artist Tyler Chin-Tanner, president and founder of the comic book/graphic novel publishing company, A Wave Blue World. Just in time for the release of the latest Strength in NUMBERS single “No Turning Back” featuring Paul Kim and Dumbfoundead.

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EXCLUSIVE: Strength in NUMBERS Featuring HOPIE by Alex Tarampi

The Strength in NUMBERS train keeps rolling as we unveil the latest “variant” album cover to Chops’ massive Asian American hip-hop movement.

The latest Strength in NUMBERS album cover features the San Francisco rapper with a law degree, HOPIE. Art is once again provided by Alexander Tarampi.

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EXCLUSIVE: Strength in NUMBERS Featuring Matt Cab by Tyler Chin-Tanner

The Strength in NUMBERS train keeps rolling as we unveil the latest “variant” album cover to Chops’ massive Asian American hip-hop movement.

But first, check out this video of some prominent voices in the Asian American community showing their support for Strength in NUMBERS (and see how many Nerds of Color you can spot!)

The latest Strength in NUMBERS album cover features Tokyo-based crooner (by way of San Francisco), MATT CAB illustrated by artist Tyler Chin-Tanner, president and founder of the comic book/graphic novel publishing company, A Wave Blue World.

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EXCLUSIVE: Strength in NUMBERS Featuring HOYA by Chi-Yun Lau

The Strength in NUMBERS train keeps rolling as we unveil the latest “variant” album cover to Chops’ massive Asian American hip-hop movement.

The latest Strength in NUMBERS album cover features New York emcee — and Strength in NUMBERS original cover artist, HOYA illustrated by Boston-based cartoonist and graphic designer CHI-YUN LAU.

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EXCLUSIVE: Strength in NUMBERS Featuring DJ NEIL ARMSTRONG by Jef Castro

The Strength in NUMBERS train keeps rolling as we unveil the latest “variant” album cover to Chops’ massive Asian American hip-hop movement.

The latest Strength in NUMBERS album cover features legendary DJ, turntablist, and mixtape master, the AZN Russell Westbrook, DJ NEIL ARMSTRONG illustrated by the art collective known as POINT & QUESTION aka Jef Castro (senior artist on Secret Identities) and his partner-in-art, SooJ Lee.

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EXCLUSIVE: Strength in NUMBERS Featuring PROMETHEUS BROWN by Jamie Noguchi

The Strength in NUMBERS train keeps rolling as we unveil the latest “variant” album cover to Chops’ massive Asian American hip-hop movement.

For the latest Strength in NUMBERS alternate album cover, we’ve once again applied the Jamie Noguchi System, this time to represent one-half of Blue Scholars and stalwart of the Seattle hip-hop scene: PROMETHEUS BROWN. After the jump, download a high-resolution jpeg of the latest Strength in NUMBERS “variant” album cover. Just right-click on the image and save. And remember to DONATE NOW to help make this project a reality!

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EXCLUSIVE: Strength in NUMBERS Featuring CATZIE by Chi-Yun Lau

The Strength in NUMBERS train keeps rolling as we unveil the latest “variant” album cover to Chops’ massive Asian American hip-hop movement.

Illustrated by Boston-based cartoonist and graphic designer CHI-YUN LAU, the latest Strength in NUMBERS album cover features one-half of the spoken word duo Yellow Rage, CATZIE. Also available today, check out this photo montage of all the artists and fans of Strength in NUMBERS, set to Catzie’s track from the album, “And This Goes Out to You.”

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EXCLUSIVE: Strength in NUMBERS Featuring RUBY IBARRA by Alex Tarampi

The Strength in NUMBERS train keeps rolling as we unveil the latest “variant” album cover to Chops’ massive Asian American hip-hop movement.

SIN CollageThe latest Strength in NUMBERS album cover features Cali-based emcee/spoken word artist RUBY IBARRA once again from artist Alexander Tarampi.

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EXCLUSIVE: Strength in NUMBERS Featuring TASHA aka YOON MI-RAE by Jamie Noguchi

For the latest Strength in NUMBERS alternate album cover, artist Jamie Noguchi is back for a one-of-a-kind illustration of a truly global superstar who represents the Dirty South (both Texas and Korea): TASHA aka YOON MI-RAE. After the jump, download a high-resolution jpeg of the latest Strength in NUMBERS “variant” album cover. Just right-click on the image and save.

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EXCLUSIVE: Strength in NUMBERS Featuring ROCKY RIVERA by Alex Tarampi

The Strength in NUMBERS train keeps rolling as we unveil the latest “variant” album cover to Chops’ massive Asian American hip-hop movement.

The latest Strength in NUMBERS album cover features the Bay Area journalist-turned-emcee — and one of 18millionRising’s Filipino American Heritage Month HeroesROCKY RIVERA from artist/designer Alexander Tarampi. Catch her new album Gangster of Love dropping later this month!

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EXCLUSIVE: Strength in NUMBERS Featuring DUMBFOUNDEAD by Earl Yi

The Strength in NUMBERS train keeps rolling as we unveil the latest “variant” album cover to Chops’ massive Asian American hip-hop movement.

The latest Strength in NUMBERS album cover features Asian American hip-hop superstar DUMBFOUNDEAD aka PARKER being brought to life by artist extraordinaire from Seattle (by way of Boston) Earl Yi. If you’re at New York Comic-Con, swing by Booth #1165 and say what’s up to Earl!

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