The celebrity event showcases avowed chess players RZA and GZA of Wu-Tang Clan fame against Grandmaster Maurice Ashley.
Maurice Ashley, the world’s first internationally recognized Black chess grandmaster, has taught the game to elementary school children and to celebrities. In a recent video clip that has since gone viral, Ashley uses his prodigious chess abilities to school a slick talking street chess hustler and beats him handily.
Over the years, GZA has displayed a thought process that’s on an upper echelon in his music and in interviews, so it’s no surprise that a thinking man’s game like chess would appeal to him. The FADER caught up with the Wu-Tang Clan lyricist at the Chess Forum in New York City to discuss how he first became […]
RZA ‘Chelsea Lately’ Interview The RZA stopped by Chelsea Lately and explains the meaning “Bong Bong,” talks about his role in the new season of Showtime’s Californication, a possible Wu-Tang tour, and other interesting anecdotes. But host Chelsea Handler plays herself when she