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Watch GZA Rap And Play Chess At The Same Time During A Live Performance 

Watch GZA Rap And Play Chess At The Same Time During A Live Performance 

GZA At The Roots Picnic NYC On Sunday, October 2, 2016 (Photo: Pip Cowley)

Photo Credit: Pip Cowley

GZA is a known fan of chess, so much so that the vinyl reissue of his landmark second solo album Liquid Swords came with its own full-size wooden chess set.

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So, it’s not too surprising that the Wu-Tang Clan rapper played chess against a fan who was standing in front of the stage while he performed.

The first video shows GZA rapping “Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing ta Fuck Wit” while making a move on the chess board while the other just shows him playing during a break. The different videos seem to indicate that GZA might’ve made more than just one move during the game. Still, there are some lingering questions. How was GZA able to rap and play chess at the same time? And how was the fan able to keep the chess board steady throughout the rapper’s set?

We may never get the answers we want but at least we have this moment.

Last month, GZA appeared on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series. Accompanied by the Soul Rebels, he performed “Living in the World Today,” “Duel of the Iron Mic,” and “Liquid Swords,” the first three tracks off Liquid Swords.



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