Rappers Mac Mall, Big Rich & DLabrie Team with Hip-Hop Chess Federation for Live The Game Tournament







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Meek Gaborski     memg@hiphopchessfederation.org

Rappers Mac Mall, Big Rich & DLabrie Team with Hip-Hop Chess Federation for Live The Game Tournament
Rappers and Community Leaders Gather to Motivate Kids to Make Solid Life Strategies

San Francisco, CA- May 7th 2012, The Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) is proud to announce that it will be hosting an end of the school year celebration May 18th from 4-6 PM at John O’Connell High School in San Francisco, CA. This Live The Game event will feature the HHCF’s trademark Life Strategies panel for teens to learn about critical thinking and decision making methodologies. After the panel there will be an in-house chess tournament for the students and open gaming with some of the panelists.  This is an exclusive event at John O’Connell High School Students.

Rappers Mac Mall, Big Rich, DLabrie and entrepreneur Pablo Fuentes will speak about the importance of good living, the value of sacrifice and making positive life goals.

“I’m always grateful for the time these artists and businessmen give to our students." said HHCF Founder Adisa Banjoko. It’s an honor to have these guys in the building and share their wisdom. By fusing chess, art and life planning we have been able to inspire a lot of at-risk teens. Additionally, we are motivating educators to think out of the box on how to reach and teach young people of diverse backgrounds. Everybody is pretty excited.”

Pablo Fuentes is a Chilean-American businessman and CEO and Founder of www.proven.com a site that connects businesses and prospective employees. Mr. Fuentes recently spoke in Washington D.C. at the White House on the importance of mentoring youth and helping develop their formal education and character.

Mac Mall is a Bay Area Rap legend from Vallejo, California whose early work helped define the the regions sound and lyrical content. Rap icon Tupac Shakur directed one of his first videos. He recently released controversial video for The Rebellion Against All There Is featuring fellow rap legend Ray Luv. It is a powerful social commentary on their perspective on the current social climate in America. His video will be shown at the event as part of the panel discussion. Mac Mall is excited about the Live The Game event reminding the youth that “Life is a game of chess not checkers. Check every angle twice before you move once.”

Big Rich has been carrying the San Francisco rap torch for many years now. He’s widely known for several hits, one of which Frisco Anthem is still a revered among Hip-Hop fans nationwide.  He will be joined by community activist Danielle Banks as they both represent www.projectlevel.org . This organization helps inner city kids cultivate art and business skills for entrepreneurship.

DLabrie is National leader of Hip Hop Congress & President of RonDavoux Records from Oakland, California. He has been diligent as a community activist and rapper. His latest release It Ain't EZ featuring San Francisco Rap legend San Quinn is blowing up the underground scene. DLabrie will debut his video for It Ain't EZ at Live The Game as the song is about staying focused through tough times.

In related news, the Hip-Hop Chess Federation will be hosting Live The Game Summer Camps in Fremont, CA in  June 2012. For more information visit www.hiphopchessfederation.org or follow them on Twitter @Hiphopchess. This event is sponsored in part by rapper Rakaa Iriscience of Dilated Peoples, Chessmagnetschool.com, JupiterJiuJitsu.com and RawTalents.Org

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