RZA launches wuchess.com!!
Capitalizing on the momentum from the hip-hop chess movement, RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan has launched wuchess.com. One has to credit Adisa Banjoko and Leo Librian for there pioneering concept of hip-hop chess. Although there were others who tried mixing the two genres, the Hip-Hop Chess Federation clearly gave the concept credibility and RZA’s voice and participation helped to cement the idea.
Interesting WU CHESS video featuring the late ODB
(WARNING: strong language)
Hip Hop Chess & now Wu Chess!! These are great ideas that will get Chess back to mainstream popularity like the World Series of Poker is currently . Next, we need to get celebrity Chess on ESPN!Kobe,
LL Cool J, Derek Jeter, Jay -Z, Will Smith, Jamie Foxx etc. play Chess. RZA is doing a great job of playing and promoting the game, if he continues along with a few other big name celebrities with a huge fan base both in the U.S. and globally, the sky will be the limit for the beautiful game of Chess.
Today, I was listening to all the cuts from the HHCF vids. When is the Hip-Hop chess CD going to drop?? You should get cracking on that! Tell RZA, GZA, T-Kash, D Labrie, Bigga Figga and Casual to put together some of those tracks.
Sup y’all?!?! First of all, thanks for all the love- for real. Daaim you have been a solid supporter of the HHCF since day one and I appreciate that.
As for the status of the CD, it is still in the works. It takes soooo much to get all these fantastic MC’s coordinated- as you can imagine. I believe though that before the end of the year, we should have something available to the public.
Much respect to all the HHCF supporters and participants.
i wanna play online chess here.how do i go abt it?
Adisa Banjoko of the Hip-Hop Chess Federation was recently at the United Nations in New York speaking on hip-hop. TIME magazine interviewed him about the “chess-boxing” phenomemon.
BTW, Hip-Hop Chess Federation is planning something for the gall… he said mark October 11th down!