The Washington Projects
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The Washington Projects, brother/ sister duo Jekob & Rachael Washington merge insightful hip-hop, scintillating soul, rippling R&B, old school funk and pure bred pop. Their most recent album, Space Time Continuum was produced by Flatline Remix (Lecrae, Trip Lee, Newsboys). It contains club knocking, hard hitting remixes of some favorite Washington Projects songs from both their “Commanders of the Resistance” & “Light Up The Dark” albums. It’s an inventive merger that’s given them instant accessibility with street credibility, while breaking down boundaries as an eclectic genre troupe. And while they may appear to be a new force on the horizon, the pair previously comprised two thirds of the Word/Warner Brothers recording group SoulJahz, who took the industry by storm in the early 2000s with a spread of radio singles, press acclaim, and prominent appearances.
The duo performed alongside No Doubt, Nelly, Counting Crows,Ja Rule, Ashanti, Garbage, Boyz II Men and Erykah Badu in support of their major label debut “The Fault Is History.” That project also set a streak of precedents, including group member Rachael becoming the youngest composer/producer/songwriter in the history of Warner Brothers Records (she was 17, beating out Prince at 19). They’ve been featured on CNN Headline News, E!, Billboard, The WB, plus a slot on Sessions@AOL beside Christina Aguilera, 50 Cent, Shania Twain, Faith Hill and Red Hot Chili Peppers. But even with the tremendous amount of buzz and overwhelming fanfare, record label red tape soon wrapped itself around the burgeoning band, putting an extreme delay on what would’ve been its sophomore CD and the band went indie for a few years. They’re now back and ready to attack as The Washington Projects on Save the City Records.