RZA talks on ‘Afro Samurai’ and Chess


RZA (right) of the 90s revolutionary group, Wu Tang Clan continues to forge ahead with his latest project. This working on another soundtrack to a new series, “Afro Samurai.” He wrote a previous soundtrack to the anime series in 2007 and has also written for the “Kill Bill” soundtrack. He later starred with Denzel Washington in the hit movie, “The American Gangster.” An interview on HipHopDX talked about his early influences, his projects including wuchess.com and his work with Adisa Banjoko’s Hip Hop Chess Federation. The HHCF will be kicking off their 2nd King’s Invitational tournament on February 28th. RZA talks about the concept:

“We are using to chess, martial arts and Hip Hop to help empower the youth. Me and Adisa [Banjoko] and a lot of very good people are involved in this. We’re involved with all sorts of chess players, martial arts fighters, the GZA, we’re using this platform to help inspire children to be critical thinkers. I’m real proud to be involved with it.”

“Chess is a big part of Wu-Tang and a big part of our life. Now that I really study the game, it’s becoming a more profound part of my life. I like to share that with people. People thought chess was a game for nerds…Hip Hop was just for the ghetto….martial arts was just for Orientals. Nah, all three of these artforms are universal. They have an underlying thread between them that’s also similar, as far as their flowing potential.”

Source: https://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.8404/title.rza-talks-isaac-hayes-afro-samurai-and-chess

(WARNING! Violence, Adult Themes)


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  2. i would like to attend hip hop chess but all the information on the website HHCF is outdate the forms are from the last event
    can you give me current information on the feb 28 2009 event
    i will be in las vegas feb 26 until march 1 ,2009
    i just need the chess event address and admission fee/ entry fee for chess event ,I play to play

    sophia lynn

  3. Hey Sophia,
    We’re about to post all the new info in 24 hrs. In a recession, smaller orgs like us get hit hard so we’re a bit behind schedule. More news soon. Thanks for being patient.

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