At my new site, The Nerds of Color, I mentioned I was fortunate enough to be a tangential part of this massive hip-hop project called Strength in NUMBERS. Created and arranged by Chops, Strength in NUMBERS brings together nearly three dozen singers, rappers, and DJs to spotlight some of the top Asian American talent in the urban music scene. Think of it as the Secret Identities of hip-hop. That’s why Chops reached out to me for this aspect of the collaboration.
Working with a dozen and a half artists, cartoonists, and designers, we created 35 individual alternate album covers, one for each of the musicians on the album. We’re releasing the first three covers today exclusively at CHOPSmusic.com, TheNerdsofColor.org, and here at SIUniverse.org, respectively. Each of these covers, featuring all three members of the Mountain Brothers, was drawn by SHATTERED’s own Fred Chao.
After the jump, you will be able to download a high-resolution jpeg of the first of three Strength in NUMBERS “variant” album covers. Just right-click and save.