Fresh off of their collaboration with Marvel Comics for Black Panther, Czarface (DJ 7L, Esoteric, and Inspectah Deck from Wu-Tang Clan) has not only delivered a new audio adventure complete with narration, it will be giving us an extra large, full-color, action-packed 24 page comic book with it, housed in a beautiful gatefold jacket!
In the spirit of the highly sought after Power Records series from the 70’s, you can read along with the comic and hear the story come to life on vinyl. Czarface hired voice over artists to tell the story, and supplied the soundtrack – powered by the trademark sound of The Czar-Keys! The limited edition release will come out as part of Record Store day on April 22nd.
Daniel Kasen from Synthetic Plastics Company (which initially supplied the garment industry and then went into making poker chips, dice and other moulded products) started the Power Records label after he discovered his presses could be adapted to make vinyl records shortly after World War II.
During their heydey in the 70s, Power Records put out read-along records and comics from Batman, Superman, Fantastic Four, Planet of the Apes, Scooby Doo and LOTS more. These records later became a sample source for everyone from Cut Chemist to Eminem to the Geto Boys…but nobody delves into the hip hop/comic crossover world like Czarface, who is injecting their special take on the Power Records legacy. Czarface is to comic books, as Wu-Tang is to Kung Fu films!
The first weapon drawn in a conflict is language, but the first weapon drawn for Czarface is the music. Wu-Tang Clan’s Inspectah Deck & Esoteric carved a niche for Czarface with venomous vocals, but the musical production from DJ 7L is their super power. Past collaborators on Czarface releases have been fellow Wu-Tang Clansman Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Cappadonna, also alongside MF DOOM, Vinnie Paz, Roc Marciano, Conway, The Beatnuts, Large Professor and more!