For Immediate Release
A-Plus from Hieroglyphics and Rakaa Iriscience from Dilated Peoples on Deck for Street Games Vol. 1 Digital Mixtape
Hip-Hop Chess Federation Taking Submissions for Digital Mixtape
July 5th 2013 San Francisco, CA- The Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) the first nonprofit to fuse music, chess and martial arts to promote unity, strategy and nonviolence has announced it is currently taking submissions for its first digital mixtape Street Games Vol. 1. “The goal of this mixtape is to show the musical and intellectual depth of Hip-Hop” said HHCF Founder Adisa Banjoko. “There will be a few songs on here about chess and jiu jitsu, but the bulk of the music will be just rap bangers from across the planet.” Street Games Vol. 1 will be a blend of music from established MC’s as well as teens and young adults who are new to the scene.” All MP3 submissions for Street Games Vol. 1. can be sent directly to HHCF Founder, Adisa Banjoko to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Street Games Vol. 1 will be taking submissions from July 5th 2013, to August 30th 2013. The release date is Oct. 2013. The topic and subject matter is wide open. The HHCF is seeking submissions of Hip-Hop music and all other genres of music. “We don’t want to limit anybody’s creativity. If it is powerful, we will play it.” said Adisa “ Our only rules are that its curse free, glorify violence or be super sexually explicit. Buzz on the mixtape already has gotten us dope submissions from New York, Seattle, St. Louis, San Jose and San Francisco.”
A-Plus from Hieroglyphics will be hosting the mixtape that will also feature artists like Rakaa Iriscience from Dilated Peoples, Asheru, DJ Pam The Funkstress from The Coup, T-KASH, battle MC Shamako Noble, DLabrie and special guests yet to be announced. “We will have some surprises on here from true legends as well” said Adisa. Additionally All Tribes Zulu Nation and San Jose Zulu Nation Chapters will be working directly with HHCF in the talent search for Street Games Vol. 1.
NYC DJ Rob Flow will be producing Street Games Vol. 1. Additional production and recording will be done in partnership between HHCF and Ronnie Lee, the Seven Trees Studio Director in San Jose California. For more information on the HHCF or Street Games Vol. 1 digital mixtape visit www.hiphopchess.blogspot.com or follow on twitter @hiphopchess.
About Hip-Hop Chess Federation: The Hip-Hop Chess Federation is the first nonprofit to fuse music, chess and martial arts to promote unity, strategy and nonviolence. They host celebrity chess events and panels of life strategies for at-risk, gang impacted and gang intentional youth. Artists like RZA and GZA from Wu-Tang Clan, The Jacka, Immortal Technique, Asheru, Zion I, DJ Qbert, Dilated Peoples, Hieroglyphics and many others have participated in their events. Founder Adisa Banjoko has presented at Harvard University and World Chess Hall of Fame on how chess, martial arts and music promote peace in the streets in 2013. Visit their official website at www.hiphopchessfederation.org .