Sunday, February 05, 2006

The Beginning

So ya'll think you know how chess started, right? Well, maybe you'll think differently after reading this amazing story...

By the way, i know some of you ain't into Hip Hop and all, but i've just finished watching the movie Hustle & Flow, and for those of you that liked 8 Mile... This is better. Now, ofcourse that is only my personal view :)
But i also like Terrence Howard as an actor very much.

Oh, and make sure ya'll catch that chess video link i put on my sidebar, way down below, for some great chess video's! For instance, Korchnoi, who is defeated by a cow in a chess game :) And much more!


At 05 February, 2006 20:49 , Blogger CelticDeath said...

I get all the hip hop culture I need by watching the Cops TV series.

At 05 February, 2006 22:40 , Blogger Edwin 'dutchdefence' Meyer said...

I am sure you do :)

At 07 February, 2006 12:10 , Anonymous CHED said...

I thought one tiptoed through the tulips not hip hopped!!

At 07 February, 2006 15:34 , Blogger funkyfantom said...

I liked rap back in the 1970's before most Black Americans even knew it existed.

I went to high school in the boogie-down Bronx where it all began.

I'm talking kickin' the OLD school- Sugar Hill Gang, Kurtis Blow, Kool Herc, kool moe dee and the funky fresh breakdance crews.

I'm talking taggin', poppin' and lockin' and the cold crusher.

At 07 February, 2006 23:39 , Blogger Edwin 'dutchdefence' Meyer said...

I know what you're saying, Funky... Rap has sure changed a lot if you compare it to the OS... It misses the spirit nowadays... It is all about bling bling and that sort of sh*t... I am from the OS myself. Though a different OS then yours ofcourse... I mean, you was there! When i refer to being OS, i mean that i was involved in it since the day it was introduced here in Holland. I'm talking early 1980's. I was in a crew myself. Did graffiti too! Sigh...

At 07 February, 2006 23:40 , Blogger Edwin 'dutchdefence' Meyer said...

Hey Ched! Another visit? That's the second time allready :)

At 08 February, 2006 18:34 , Blogger funkyfantom said...

Disclaimer here. I am a white guy, and a much bigger fan of rock than rap. I am no rap expert. But I did listen to all the original stuff early on.

I like OS because it was party music.
"Throw your hands in the air and say HO !". That was fine. Rap was very danceable party music from Grandmaster Flash all the way to Rob Base/"It Takes Two".

But then West Coast/NWA/Bloods/Crips/Gangsta hit the scene.

And that was not my scene. Once thuggery dominated the scene, I stopped listening.

At 09 February, 2006 03:00 , Blogger Edwin 'dutchdefence' Meyer said...

Does it really matter what colour you are?

Anyway, i can relate to some of the thuggery, but one should ask themselves nowadays, if any of it is still real. Thuggery has become a marketing product, bringing about lots and lots of studio gangsters.

At 09 February, 2006 15:30 , Blogger CelticDeath said...

LOL! It's funny you should mention that, Edwin. When Get Rich or Die Tryin' came out over in the US, 50 cent went on the David Letterman's talkshow to promote the movie. I never watch Letterman's show anymore, so I didn't actually see it, but after it aired people in the media were ridiculing 50 cent for being a phony. It was said that he was well-spoken and almost feminine in speech. So, his "street cred" took some shots.

At 09 February, 2006 15:41 , Blogger funkyfantom said...


My office is walking distance from the Queensbridge Housing Projects where 50 Cent grew up. He is definitely a thug from a tough area with a violent drug-related past.

Mike Tyson has a feminine voice too, but I suspect none of us would want to meet up with either 50 Cent or Tyson in a dark alley ( at least in their pre-fame days.)

On the other hand 50 is getting a lot of mileage out of that "shot nine times stuff". Maybe the Smoking Gun web site needs to investigate his medical report. (;-)


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