HHCF Auctioning Lost Boards signed by Waitzkin, RZA, GZA and Rakaa
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Hip-Hop Chess Federation Auctions Lost Autographed Chessboards by Wu-Tang Clan
Arts and Education Non-profit Raising Money for New Community Center
8/3/15 San Jose, CA- The Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) has just announced that it is auctioning three autographed chessboards signed by Rza and Gza of the Wu-Tang Clan, International Chessmaster Josh Waitzkin and Rakaa Iriscience from Dilated Peoples. The initial auction price of the boards is $150.00. The boards had been lost after they were signed in October of 2007 at the Chess Kings Invitational in San Francisco. They recently were found as the organization was moving items to take to the new facility. The auction is happening to raise funds for the new HHCF Community Center. The new community center will host various classes on Hip-Hop dance, chess, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and after school tutoring and mentoring programs.
HHCF Founder Adisa The Bishop recently finished serving as an Education and History Consultant on Hip-Hop and chess for the record breaking exhibit at the World Chess Hall of Fame in St. Louis, Missouri. The discussion on chess, martial arts and Hip-Hop as tools for non-violence has swept across universities like University of Connecticut, University Wisconsin Whitewater and Oberlin College among others. HHCF Summer Camps were hosted in San Jose and in East Palo Alto to help keep at-risk kids off the street and planning their future.
RZA serves as the Director of Outreach for the HHCF. In the wake of the police shootings of Michael Brown and Vonderitt Myers RZA and Adisa spoke to St. Louis youth and visited incarcerated youth. RZA shared his in depth wisdom about race in America, Ferguson, and the importance of chess as a tool for life strategies and non-violence.
“These chessboards represent a unique era in the fusion between chess and Hip-Hop” stated Adisa The Bishop “These boards are not going to be reproduced. Whether you are a Hip-Hop or chess history buff, this is a truly one of a kind thing to have for any collector to own.”
To place your bid for one of the three autographed Hip-Hop Chess Federation chessboards visit: EBay now! For more information on the Hip-Hop Chess Federation visit or follow @realhiphopchess on Instagram.
Photo: From L-R: Rakaa Iriscience of Dilated Peoples, Daaim Shabazz of the Chess Drum, RZA and Josh Waitzkin. Photo courtesy of The Chess Drum.