May 25 2008
When I was in high school, I was in the chess club. I was even the vice president of the chess club. Yes, I know I am a geek. I remember people laughed at me. Now I have a kindred spirit in the founder of the Wu-Tang Clan. RZA is a huge fan and player of the game of chess, and to prove that, he is starting a social network for chess and hip hop in partnership with Chesspark(an online social network for chess) called WuChess.
RZA announced the creation of www.wuchess.com!! He announced it at the "Mind Over Matter" HHCF Chess and Grappling Exhibition. Wuchess.com will be a global online chess network. You can play with chess with cats, chat with friends, create crews to do battle in tournaments for prizes and learn directly from chess masters. RZA will be in there from time to time playing folks and giving you an inside glimpse to why the Wu reigns supreme!! A portion of the proceeds made from the site will go to scholarships to the youth.
RZA is also part of this cool organization called Hip Hop Chess Federation which combines the love of hip hop, martial arts, and chess. I am also a member of Chesspark. You can check out my profile and challenge me to a match if you like (heads up, I haven't played in a while). Who is the geek now? (I know, it's still me)
More about the Hip Hop Chess Federation(via Geek Entertainment TV)
RZA Music Video Trailer for "You Can't Stop Me Now"