New Footage Emerges from Oberlin Chess Lecture on Bobby Fischer, Bruce Lee & Bambaataa

New Footage Emerges from Oberlin Chess Lecture on Bobby Fischer, Bruce Lee & Bambaataa

HipHopChess
HipHopChess
Oct 18, 2015, 9:13 AM |
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Earlier this year I gave a talk at Oberlin College in the science dept. It was the first time I spoke about the history and impact of the fusion of Hip-Hop and chess. Only a small portion of it was covered in my work at the World Chess Hall of Fame's Living Like Kings exhibit. Though a smashing success on many levels, as you can imagine it is a complex and deep subject. 

Some of my talk was not immediately avaiable online after I spoke. Only a few days ago did ALL of the talk make it online. The subject of this talk became my upcoming book, Bobby, Bruce & Bam: The History of Hip-Hop Chess. Look for it in early 2016. I hope you enjoy these clips. 

How the rise of Bobby Fischer, Bruce Lee and Africa Bambaataa changed chess, Hip-Hop and martial arts- forever https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvA9TeQpYxc 
On how the LA riots changed how rappers talk about chess https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEjUFgYwK5U

On chess and nonviolence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI7Da0ED2u0