Posted by: Bill Jones | June 6, 2008

Rook to RZA’s Queen – WuChess Launches

The Wu-Tang Clan is/was a ground-breaking Hip-Hop troupe that brought the way the youth of New York was expressing themselves to the Nation in the 90s and early 2000s. A documentary about the history of the Wu-Tang Clan, titled simply Wu: The Story of the Wu-Tang Clan, will debut at the Urbanworld Film Festival on September 10-14. The film will also air on BET and be released on DVD.

Whilst waiting for that release why don’t you try your hand at some chess? Online. With the RZA? ?? That’s right! the RZA, aka Bobby Digital, The Wu’s mad scientist/genius has launched online, get this>> WuChess. So, the site is like a social network for Wu fans and chess players to communicate, challenge each other and, wait for it, “train in chambers against the computer to refine your skills.”

More after the jump + music files On the site one can also challenge RZA and other members of the Clan to games of chess. Says RZA, “The game of chess, is like a swordfight. You must think first, before you move. Toad style is immensely strong, and immune to nearly any weapon. When it’s properly used, it’s almost invincible,” There is a “Method” to their madness however; a chance to go all Bobby Fischer on Redman will cost $48 for a year of service. Too bad Ol’ Dirty Bastard wasn’t still around, god rest his soul, we here at eargoggles think we could have taken Big Baby Jesus on and won.

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RZA’s been pretty busy this spring. His much admired alter egoBobby Digital is about to return this summer both on his new album and on stage. The video for the first single, You Can’t Stop Me Now, directed by RAGE, Todd Angkasuwan and co-directed by RZA, has just been announced as part of MTV2’s UNLEASHED program and has already aired.

Along with Bobby Digital, RZA’s next upcoming projects include a forthcoming movie entitled Repossession Mambo, starring with Jude Law, Liev Schrieber and Oscar-Winner Forest Whitaker. The movie will be followed by a 2nd season of Afro Samurai including an all-new score and soundtrack from RZA as well. Oh, and the whole chess thing.

Bobby Digital Tour Schedule featuring Stone Mecca:

June, 10 2008 07:30 PM – Warehouse Live
813 st. Emanuel Street, Houston, Texas 77003

June, 11 2008 07:30 PM – Emos
603 Red River St, Austin, Texas 78701

June, 12 2008 07:30 PM – Palladium Ballroom
1135 South Lamar, Dallas, Texas

June, 14 2008 07:30 PM – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
2637 Welton St, Denver, Colorado 80205

June, 15 2008 07:30 PM – Urban Lounge
251 South 500 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

June, 17 2008 07:30 PM – Rialto Theater
318 E. Congress St, Tucson, Arizona

June, 18 2008 07:30 PM – The Brickhouse Theater
, Phoenix, Arizona –

June, 20 2008 07:45 PM – Henry Fonda Theater
6126 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, California 90028

June, 21 2008 07:30 PM – 1015
1015 Folsom, San Francisco, California 94103

June, 23 2008 07:30 PM – Hawthorne Theater
3862 SE Howthorne Blvd, portland, Oregon 97214

June, 24 2008 07:30 PM – Showbox at the Market
1426 1st Ave, Seattle, Washington 98101

June, 25 2008 07:30 PM – Richards On Richards
1036 Richards St., Vancouver, British Columbia v6b 3e1

June, 27 2008 07:30 PM – Sled Island Music Festival
, Calgary, Alberta

June, 30 2008 07:30 PM – First Avenue
701 First Avenue North, Minneapolis, Minnesota 554033

July, 1 2008 07:30 PM – House Of Blues
328 N. Dearborn, Chicago, Illinois

July, 2 2008 07:30 PM – Crofoot Ballroom
1 S. Saginaw, Pontiac, Michigan 48342

July, 4 2008 07:30 PM – New Capital Music Hall
128 York Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1n 5t5

July, 5 2008 07:30 PM – Webster Hall
125 E 11th St., New York, New York 10003

July, 7 2008 07:30 PM – The Trocadero Theater
1003 Arch St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

July, 8 2008 07:30 PM – 9:30 Club
9th & U St. NW, Washington, Washington DC 20009

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Our grab for today is a classic!

Wu-Tang Clan’s 1993 release Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

Heres your file

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