HHCF theme rapper T-KASH drops song… and weight!

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Rapper T-KASH Runs Marathon at Oakland Running Festival for the Cause of Non-violence & Education; T-KASH Drops Song I Run The Bay feat. Adisa Banjoko to Promote Mind & Body Balance

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March 6th 2013, Oakland, CA- The Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) is proud to announce that it is sponsoring rapper T-KASH as he runs for a second time. T-KASH is well known as an Oakland based rapper respected globally for his aggressive rhymes about street life and violence. In recent years T-KASH expanded his physical skills by losing almost 100 lbs and becoming a marathon runner and certified fitness instructor. On March 24th he will participate in the Oakland Running Festival for a second time to promote non-violence, health and education.

People can donate to his mile match campaign HERE

“T-KASH was one of the first rappers to join the HHCF in our mission” said HHCF Founder Adisa Banjoko. “I watched him transform his own mind and body. He went from about 240 lbs to a 180 lbs Marathon runner in a little over a year. Its funny because I inspired him to get serious about healthy living, now he’s inspiring me with his dedication to nonviolence and education. There has never been a better time for Oakland and America to choose peace as the way to healing all communities.”

“The culture of gun violence in Oakland can’t be addressed before we address the history of the culture of gun violence itself” stated T-KASH. “This can only be done to a certain degree if we just make songs about it. I felt the need to expand the means by which we make this issue visible. That’s why I run.”

“As a member of the Student Parent Association for Recruitment and Retention , and an African American/Asian-Pacific Islander student at UC Berkeley, I believe we need to continue bring awareness to the fact that the diversity demographic at UC Berkeley is too small to ignore or attribute to random circumstances.”

To fully illustrate his point, T-KASH dropped the MP3 I Run The Bay feat. Adisa Banjoko. The rap is a powerful testament to his lyrical skill and empowering perspective on the importance of having mind and body balance.

TKASH after running last year's marathon.

T-KASH After Running Last Year’s Marathon

In related news, Adisa Banjoko just returned from Harvard University last week hosting a workshop on how music, chess and martial arts promote unity, strategy and non-violence to American youth. For more information on the Hip-Hop Chess Federation visit www.facebook.com/hiphopchess or go to www.BishopChronicles.com.

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ABOUT HHCF: The Hip-Hop Chess Federation is the first nonprofit to fuse music, chess and martial arts, to promote unity, strategy and nonviolence. They host celebrity chess tournaments, youth camps and offer anti-bullying workshops to raise the grade point averages and self esteem of at-risk youth.

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Daaim Shabazz

Dr. Daaim Shabazz is the creator and webmaster of The Chess Drum. He serves as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds an MBA in Marketing and a doctorate in International Affairs & Development. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

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