By: Keir Bristol
For those hardcore hip-hop fans, the name Whitetrash Shaolin may be a little off-putting. But they do say, never judge a band by their name.
Actually, no one says that, but if they did it would certainly apply here. Whitetrash Shaolin is like Zen Buddhism meets the Pharcyde. The message? Reach a higher state of being and observe what’s going on with your sixth sense, your third eye. You’ll see clearer – especially if you use Whitetrash Shaolin as Visine.
Whitetrash Shaolin beckons back to the hip-hop of yore, where samples were used simply as accent points and where songs were actually used to convey important points. With lyrics like “What if your enlightenment depended on the whole fucking world, everything has the potential to awaken, so through your own skillful means, be a whisky drinkin’, tantric schemin’, lucid dreamin’ settle into the natural state of being,” WTS certainly isn’t just another rap group.