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Souljahz

Souljahz
Aliases:This artist is (or was) also known as: [Washington Projects, The]
Country:United States
Website:http://www.myspace.com/thewashingtonprojects
Releases:[Light Up The Dark] [Christmas (EP)] [Commanders Of The Resistance] [Get Y'all Back Home (single)] [Souljahz Classics Remixed : Dem Growin' Pains] [S.O.S. (single)] [The Fault Is History] [Souljahz]
Info:The Souljahz started as a trio they consisted of Joshua, Jekob, and Rachael Washington releasing their first album in 1998. But they are now performing as The Washington Projects featuring Jekob and Rachael Washington, since July 2006.

Dream
Joshua and Jekob, both gifted athletes, opted for a career in music over college basketball scholarships, while sister Rachael, an award winning dancer, was quick to follow the same dream.

Influences
With musical influences that range from Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder to Wes Montgomery and the Fugees, the threesome quickly established themselves on the Southern California music scene, appearing regularly at local churches and talent shows and garnering a fast growing following in the process.
So promising was the group's potential that their father sold his business to help manage their career.

Debut album
It proved to be a wise move, as events quickly catapulted Souljahz into a whole new arena, with an invitation to record a series of demos in Germany, followed by a string of high-profile showcase performances. The trio meanwhile continued recording, releasing their selftitled album on Eternal Funk Records in 1998.

MTV
Along with an appearance on MTV's It's Your Show and the inclusion of a Souljahz's original track on the ASCAP compilation The Ear Volume 2 (2000), major label interest was inevitable for the group who later garnered press coverage that singled them out as "a smash act in the making".

Squint Entertainment
On February 4th, 2002 it was announced that the group had signed a deal with the label Squint Entertainment.

Sophomore Album
Their sophomore release "The Fault Is History" (2002), released on Squint, was a success due to the powerful message and the terrific blend of R&B and hip hop.

Awards: GMA
In 2003 the Souljahz even received a Dove award at the GMA Awards Ceremony for "All Around The World" (2002) in the category "Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the Year".

Silence
After their second release The Fault Is History (2002) it became silent, as the Souljahz state: "When new management takes over a record label plenty of unfortunate events can happen to an artist, one of them being down time. We have sat patiently awaiting an answer as to where the label wants to go with us as a group. It's hard because this is our life, this is what God himself has called us to do. We are as frustrated as any of you out there reading this, but we know that God is in control."

Featured
The Souljahz are also featured on the Jesus 2000 Compilation (2000) of Eternal Funk Records with the two tracks "Rap Revolution" and "Life".

Troop Support
In support of the US army personnel, they released the single "SOS" in August 2005, which stands for "Show Our Servicemembers Love". In December 2006 the group, then named "The Washington Projects", would perform for the American troops in Afghanistan and release the single "Get Y'all Back Home".

Fund raising
To raise funds the Souljahz have also dedicated all of their proceeds from the online downloads of the song "Poor Man" to the victims of Hurricane Katrina (September 2005).

Remix Album
The crew released a remix album "Souljahz Classics Remixed" based upon their selftitled debut album (1998) in February 2005.

New Name
The band started over in the fall of 2006 as The Washington Projects. The name Souljahz was laid to rest, but the trio became a duo, Joshua Washington left the band.

Shelved Album
During the time their recordlabel Squint Entertainment went through a reorganisation the group turned in a full 11 track record, that was self produced, with co-production by Chris Rodriguez, and Kiko Cibrian, with features from Robert Randolph. The new regime shelved the record and made no attempt to establish a date or time to record a new record for over a year and a half.

Birth
As the band states on their MySpace site (2006): "In July 2006 the group known as Souljahz among their fans for over 8 years disbanded due to irreconcilable differences with their record label. Rather than go to court over the use of the name to finally be able to release a new record after a 4 year absence, they decided to use the name given to them by birth which no one can ever take from them. The Washington Projects."

Video
The Washington Projects released their first video under the new name entitled "Take it to the streets" on November 5th, 2007. A second one called "You Are My World" was released on August 23rd, 2008.

Albums
The first album under the new name The Washington Projects is "Commanders Of The Resistance" released in 2007.

Christmas Project
In September 2008 the duo released the Christmas EP.

New project
April 24th, 2009 a new project is announced entitled "Light Up The Dark".

Sources: myspace.com/thewashingtonprojects ; MySpace blog: Light Up The Dark!!!!, April 24th, 2009.

Release:Light Up The Dark
Light Up The Dark
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Media:[Audio CD] [Digital Download]
Released:2009
Recordlabel:B&W Label Group
Info:The album is scheduled for release in 2009.
Second album under the name The Washington Projects.
Photo by Kent Messini of Messiniphotography.com.

Tracklisting subject to change:

LIGHT UP THE DARK
MY DREAM
JUSTUS
WORK
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL
YESTERDAY
HEAVEN HERE I COME
STAY
COME BACK TO ME
GO
MOMMA
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Release:Christmas (EP)
Christmas (EP)
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Media:[Digital Download]
Released:2008
Recordlabel:B&W Label Group
Info:The EP is released on September 3rd, 2008.

1. Stay A While
2. Thank You For Christmas
3. This Christmas
4. Stay A While (Instrumental)
5. Thank You For Christmas (Instrumental)
6. This Christmas (Instrumental)
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Release:Commanders Of The Resistance
Commanders Of The Resistance
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2007
Recordlabel:B&W Label Group
Info:The first album to be released under the name The Washington Projects is released on November 10th, 2007 plus in all major retail stores on March 4th, 2008.

1. Move
2. Diamonds
3. Take It to the Streets
4. You Are My World
5. Love Is Like an Ocean
6. She Can't Love You
7. Zephyr Wings
8. (Interlude) Deliverance
9. Crazy
10. Time
11. Outside Your Window
12. I Will Stay With You
13. You Talk Too Much
14. That Girl
15. If I Can't Have You
16. (Outro) Tired of Livin
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Release:Get Y'all Back Home (single)
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2006
Recordlabel:Indie (Independant Release)
Info:The single is the first release under the new name "The Washington Projects" in December 2006. The single, a pressing of 400 CDs, was given away at the USO Hope & Freedom Tour launched December 11th, 2006 for the American troops.
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Release:Souljahz Classics Remixed : Dem Growin' Pains
Souljahz Classics Remixed : Dem Growin' Pains
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2005
Recordlabel:Indie (Independant Release)
Info:The album is released in February 2005.

1. Rap Revolution - Remix
2. What you here for - Remix
3. Lord Help Me - Remix
4. Fallen - Remix - featuring Kevin Wyatt
5. Victory is ours - Remix
6. What you here for - Kona Remix
7. Life - Original
8. Outta Control - Original
9. Throw your hands up - Original
10. When angels cry - Original
11. Outta Control - Instrumental
12. Alpha - TeeGee Remix
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Release:S.O.S. (single)
S.O.S. (single)
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Media:[Digital Download]
Released:2005
Recordlabel:Word Records
Info:Production by The Beatmizers.
The single is released in two versions on August 30th, 2005:

- S.O.S (Funk Mix)
- S.O.S (Crunk Mix)
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Release:The Fault Is History
The Fault Is History
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Media:[Audio CD] [Digital Download]
Released:2002
Recordlabel:Squint Entertainment
Info:The album is released August 20th, 2002.

1. Let Go - featuring Tonex
2. All Around The World
3. Jubilee - featuring Ms. Tonex
4. Same Ol' Game
5. Vejea Speaks On Racism
6. The Color Hate
7. Reflection
8. Beneath The Surface
9. True Love Waits
10. Vejea Speaks On Poverty
11. Poor Man
12. SoulJahz Don't Stop
13. Worship
14. The Anthem
15. Keep Risin'
16. Keep Risin' - instrumental, bonus track
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Release:Souljahz
Souljahz
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:1998
Recordlabel:Eternal Funk Records
Info:1. Alpha
2. Rap Revolution (Intro)
3. Rap Revolution
4. Outta Control
5. What You Here For
6. It's Yours
7. Tap vs. Skratch
8. Souljahz Don't Stop
9. W.O.R.S.H.I.P.
10. When Angels Cry
11. Throw Yo Hands
12. Life
13. Omega
14. Outta Control (Instrumental)
15. When Angels Cry (Instrumental)
16. W.O.R.S.H.I.P. (Remix)
17. Outta Control (Remix)
18. Omega (Remix)
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