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Hip Hop Chess Federation to Release Street Games Vol. 1 Mixtape

Street Games Vol. 1 will be available for free November 20 via the Hip Hop Chess Federation website. I've checked out some of the tracks and you may see some references to this being a mixtape album because, honestly, it's really an album in my opinion. Lots of solid work!

From the official announcement:

Street Games Vol. 1 mixtape will highlight the connections between music, chess and martial arts and their connections to unity, strategy and nonviolence. It is 100% curse free which making it an ideal teaching tool for urban education programs.

A Plus from Hieroglyphics hosts Street Games Vol. 1 and DJ Rob Flow oversaw the production. Additional production was provided by Ronnie Lee of the Seven Trees Music Center in San Jose as well as contributions by Mike Relm and Rhapsodist. Rakaa Iriscience of Dilated Peoples, Sunspot Jonz of Living Legends, Zumbi of Zion I, Black Knights, Quadir Lateef,  Jasiri X, Rahaman Jamaal, Asheru (Boondocks Theme Song), Tajai from Hieroglyphics are all featured on the HHCF compilation.

Additional wisdom illustrating the power of chess, martial arts and Hip-Hop  community is shared by authors Jeff Chang and Dr. Joe Schloss, Jiu Jitsu master and UFC coach Ryron Gracie and Women's chess Grandmaster Jennifer Shahade among others.

HHCF Founder Adisa Banjoko states:

"Street Games Vol. 1 was made with no budget. All of the rappers, engineers and producers gave their time and their art to make this compilation possible. This is a project done with love only. Neither the HHCF nor any of the artists involved will profit from Street Games Vol. 1."

"This compilation is a testament to the power of art over aggression. In it we illustrate life strategies through chess, illustrate triumph of patience through the pain and showcase wisdom beyond war. We are thankful to all the artists, martial artists and educators who helped bring this idea to reality. It was orchestrated with the hope that teens and young adults trapped in American urban war zones will be inspired to actualize their potential.”

For more music, check out Bishop Chronicles on SoundCloud.

For news updates, follow HHCF on Facebook.

 


Hip-Hop Chess Federation Founder Shares Chess Philosophy & Life Strategy

 

 

HHCF founder Adisa Banjoko shares the organizations philosophy on overcoming obstacles. Its part of their Live The Game summer camp. They are hosting an open house June 2nd in The San Francisco, Bay Area. For more information visit www.hiphopchessfederation.org/camps


Guitar Hero Axed, DJ Hero Next?

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DJ Hero 2

According to Scott Steinberg at Rolling Stone's Gear Up Tech Blog, Activision's financial statements reveal that the Guitar Hero business unit will be disbanded and further development on the game will be discontinued.

He also states:

"The news comes on the heels of lackluster sales performance by last holiday season’s Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. Game industry news site Eurogamer also reports that severe layoffs have hit DJ Hero developer FreeStyle Games, though the future of the virtual disc jockey franchise, also a retail underperformer, has yet to be confirmed."

Furthermore:

"Insiders expect that the firm will shift its attention to multiplayer, social and online connected play, a field currently characterized by all-digital products including iPhone, Facebook and downloadable casual games."

It seems like DJ Hero would have potential in other formats but I guess we'll find out soon enough. These games seemed so powerful when they came out and so much work was licensed for DJ Hero that it's almost a shock. Since I don't keep up with such games, I can't truly evaluate what's up but I'd think that, with new game systems like Microsoft's Kinect, games that emphasis interactivity should still have a future.

Available on Amazon: DJ Hero

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Complete Tracklisting for DJ Hero 2 In-game Soundtrack

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Complete Tracklisting for DJ Hero 2 In-game Soundtrack

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DJ Hero 2

Today, in a press release, Activision announced the full in-game tracklisting for the DJ Hero 2 in-game soundtrack, due October 19th:

Produced and Mixed by Diplo:

* Kanye West - "Heartless" Mixed With DJ Shadow - "Midnight In A Perfect World"
* Major Lazer feat. VYBZ Kartel - "Pon De Floor" Mixed With Harold Faltermeyer - "Axel F"

Produced and Mixed by DJ Jazzy Jeff:

* Busta Rhymes - "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See" Mixed With M|A|R|R|S - "Pump Up The Volume"

Produced and Mixed by DJ Qbert:

* DJ Qbert - "Super Battle Breaks" Remix
* Newcleus - "Jam On It" (DJ Qbert vocals) Remix

Produced and Mixed by DJ Shadow:

* Kanye West - "Love Lockdown" Mixed With Metallica - "The Day That Never Comes"
* Young Jeezy ft. Kanye West - "Put On" Mixed With DJ Shadow feat. Q-Tip and Lateef The Truth Speaker - "Enuff (DJ Fresh Remix)"

Produced and Mixed by Tiesto:

* Adamski - "Killer" Remix
* Lady Gaga - "Bad Romance" Remix

Produced and Mixed by Z-Trip:

* Afrika Bambaataa and The Soul Sonic Force - "Planet Rock" Mixed With The Crystal Method - "Busy Child (Still Busy After All These Years Remix)"
* Missy Elliott - "Get Ur Freak On" Mixed With Dillinja and Skibadee - "Twist 'Em Out"

Produced and Mixed by RZA:

* Damian Marley - "Welcome To Jamrock" Mixed With Walter Murphy - "A Fifth Of Beethoven"
* LL Cool J - "I Can't Live Without My Radio" Mixed With Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five feat. Melle Mel & Duke Bootee - "The Message"

Produced and Mixed by The Scratch Perverts:

* The Chemical Brothers ft. Q-Tip - "Galvanize" Remix
* The Prodigy - "Omen" Mixed With Orbital - "The Box"

Produced and Mixed by FSG DJs:

* 2Pac ft. Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman - "California Love Remix" (Remix by FSG)
* 2Pac ft. Dr. Dre and Roger Troutman - "California Love Remix" Mixed With B.o.B ft. Bruno Mars - "Nothin' On You"
* A-Trak - "Say Whoa" (Remix by FSG)
* Basement Jaxx - "Where's Your Head At" Mixed With Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Remix )"
* BlakRoc ft. Pharoahe Monch & RZA - "Dollaz & Sense" (Remix by FSG)
* Calvin Harris - "I'm Not Alone" Mixed With New Order - "Blue Monday"
* Daft Punk - "Human After All" (Remix by FSG)
* Damian Marley - "Welcome To Jamrock" Mixed With Dillinja and Skibadee - "Twist 'Em Out"
* David Guetta & Chris Willis - "Love Is Gone" Mixed With Sam Sparro - "B&G" a/k/a "Black & Gold"
* David Guetta ft. Kid Cudi - "Memories" Mixed With Pirate Soundsystem - "Bashy Bashy"
* Deadmau5 & Kaskade - "I Remember" (Remix by FSG)
* Deee-Lite - "Groove Is In The Heart" Mixed With Chic - "Le Freak"
* Dizzee Rascal & Armand Van Helden - "Bonkers" Mixed With Basement Jaxx - "Where's Your Head At"
* Dizzee Rascal & Armand Van Helden - "Bonkers" Mixed With The Prodigy - "Omen"
* DJ Shadow - "Midnight In A Perfect World" (Remix by FSG)
* Edwin Starr - "War" Mixed With Justice - "Waters Of Nazareth"
* Eminem - "Not Afraid" Mixed With Lil' Wayne feat. Static Major - "Lollipop"
* Estelle ft. Kanye West - "American Boy" (Remix by FSG)
* Estelle ft. Kanye West - "American Boy" Mixed With Chic - "Good Times"
* Flo Rida - "Low" Mixed With David Guetta vs. The Egg - "Love Don't Let Me Go (Walking Away)"
* Flo Rida ft. Will.I.Am - "In The Ayer" Mixed With Clinton Sparks, DJ Class, & Jermaine Dupri - "Favorite DJ"
* Gorillaz ft. Mos Def & Bobby Womack - "Stylo" (Remix by FSG)
* Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five feat. Melle Mel & Duke Bootee - "The Message" Mixed With Kool & The Gang - "Jungle Boogie"
* House Of Pain - "Jump Around" (Remix by FSG)
* House Of Pain - "Jump Around" Mixed With Busta Rhymes - "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See"
* Iyaz - "Replay" Mixed With Rihanna - "Rude Boy"
* Janet Jackson - "Nasty" Mixed With Justice - "D.A.N.C.E."
* Kanye West - "Heartless" Mixed With Lady Gaga - "Lovegame"
* Kanye West - "Heartless" Mixed With DJ Shadow - "Midnight In A Perfect World"
* Kanye West - "Love Lockdown" Mixed With Donna Summer - "Bad Girls"
* Kaskade & Deadmau5 - "Move For Me" (Remix by FSG)
* Kelis - "Acapella (David Guetta Extended Mix)" (Remix by FSG)
* Lady Gaga feat. Colby O'Donis - "Just Dance" Mixed With Deadmau5 - "Ghosts N Stuff"
* Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz ft. Ying Yang Twins - "Get Low" Mixed With 50 Cent - "In Da Club"
* Lil' Wayne - "Go DJ" Mixed With 50 Cent - "In Da Club"
* Lil' Wayne feat. Static Major - "Lollipop" Mixed With Flo Rida - "Low"
* LL Cool J - "I Can't Live Without My Radio" Mixed With Chic - "Good Times"
* M.I.A. - "Galang" Mixed With Wayne Smith - "Under Mi Sleng Teng"
* Major Lazer feat. VYBZ Kartel - "Pon De Floor" Mixed With Harold Faltermeyer - "Axel F"
* Major Lazer feat. VYBZ Kartel - "Pon De Floor" Mixed With New Order - "Blue Monday"
* Malcolm McLaren - "Buffalo Gals" Mixed With M|A|R|R|S - "Pump Up The Volume"
* Missy Elliott - "Get Ur Freak On" Mixed With Sean Paul - "Infiltrate"
* MSTRKRFT ft. N.O.R.E. - "Bounce" (Remix by FSG)
* MSTRKRFT ft. N.O.R.E. - "Bounce" Mixed With A-Trak - "Say Whoa"
* Nas feat. Keri Hilson - "Hero" Mixed With Talib Kweli - "Get By"
* Nelly - "Hot In Herre" Mixed With Warren G feat. Nate Dogg - "Regulate"
* New Boyz - "You're A Jerk" (Remix by FSG)
* Newcleus - "Jam On It" Mixed With Donna Summer - "Bad Girls"
* Pitbull - "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" Mixed With Nightcrawlers - "Push The Feeling On (MK Mix 95)"
* Pussycat Dolls ft. Busta Rhymes - "Don't Cha" Mixed With Pitbull - "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)"
* Robin S. - "Show Me Love (Stonebridge Radio Edit)" Mixed With Calvin Harris - "I'm Not Alone"
* Salt N Pepa - "Push It" Mixed With Afrika Bambaataa and The Soul Sonic Force - "Planet Rock"
* Salt N Pepa - "Push It" Mixed With Armand Van Helden - "I Want Your Soul"
* Sam Cooke - "Chain Gang" (Remix by FSG)
* Sean Paul - "Get Busy" Mixed With Harold Faltermeyer - "Axel F"
* Sean Paul - "Get Busy" Mixed With Rihanna - "Pon De Replay"
* Snow - "Informer" Mixed With Jackson 5 - "ABC"
* Soulja Boy Tell 'Em - "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" Mixed With Chamillionaire - "Ridin'"
* Sparfunk & D-Code - "Apocalypse" (Remix by FSG)
* Stevie Wonder - "Superstition" Mixed With Edwin Starr - "War"
* The Chemical Brothers ft. Q-Tip - "Galvanize" Mixed With The Chemical Brothers - "Leave Home"
* The Notorious B.I.G. ft. Mase & Diddy - "Mo' Money, Mo' Problems" (Remix by FSG)
* The Prodigy - "Firestarter" (Remix by FSG)
* Tiesto & Sneaky Sound System - "I Will Be Here" Mixed With Tiesto - "Speed Rail"
* Tiesto vs Diplo - "Come On" (Remix by FSG)
* Timbaland ft. Drake - "Say Something" Mixed With Young Jeezy ft. Kanye West - "Put On"
* Timbaland ft. Keri Hilson & D.O.E. - "The Way I Are" Mixed With Tiga - "You Gonna Want Me"
* Tweet ft. Missy Elliott - "Oops (Oh My)" Mixed With Snoop Dogg - "Who Am I (What's My Name)?"

Available on Amazon: DJ Hero 2