rza.jpgThe RZA, of the Wu-Tang Clan, and international chess icon, Josh Waitzkin, will headline the Hip-Hop, Chess & Life Strategies: II Exhibition on May 19 at the Omega Boys Club in San Francisco, Calif. Organized by the Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF), the event is a competitive chess tournament featuring hip-hop artists such as DJ QBert, DJ Kevvy Kev and Casual and Tajai from Hieroglyphics. “Our purpose is to encourage young people across the country to infuse their artistic and physical gifts with these chess tactics and strategies to enrich their lives for years to come,” says HHCF co-founder, Adisa Banjoko. “After spending nearly three years defining our goals and vision, we are so honored to announce RZA and Josh’s participation with the Hip-Hop Chess Federation.” For more information on the event, visit www.myspace.com/hiphopchess.