[video] VICE 20th: Ghostface Killah – “Daytona 500”

Rae and Ghost always deliver.

Ghostface Killah performs “Daytona 500” at the VICE 20th Anniversary Party.

In December, 2014, VICE threw a massive rager for 3,000 of our closest friends at the Duggal Greenhouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yards. VICE staged dozens of performances throughout the evening, bringing together musicians as varied as Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson to The Unicorns’ Nick Thorburn to Ghostface Killah and Lil’ Wayne, to perform some of the songs that have defined VICE over its twenty years. Hell, Jonah Hill even rapped Drake, backed by our very own Spike Jonze on guitar.

Of course we recorded the whole thing and we’ll be putting up many of these unique performances onto the VICE YouTube channel so you can check them out.

RZA Returns To Host Chess Competition

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For the second year in a row Wu Tang’s Abbot The RZA will be headlining The 2nd Annual Hip Hop Chess Federation’s “Mind Over Matter” exhibition that will feature the masterminds in chess and martial arts. There will be grappling demonstrations and symposiums on how to utilize martial arts as a pathway to “non-violence.” RZA took honors home last year as the reigning champ.

This year he will be joined by Rakka of Dilated People, Casual of Hieroglyphics, Paris, Prince Ali and founder Adisa Banjoko. The theme is “Using chess, music and martial arts to promote unity, strategy and non-violence.” For our chess masterminds that want to display their skills the event will go down on the 12th of April in Menlo Park, Cali. CLICK HERE if you wanna get involved.

Lyrical Swords Slashes the Competition

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YinSumi Press is proud to announce the release of Lyrical Swords Vol. 2: Westside Rebellion. This book is an amazing collection of essays and interviews with Hip Hop’s greatest stars. It features Rza, Nas, DJ QBert, Will.i.am, Balance, Del, Frontline, Gza, DJ Muggs, Smash Rockwell, Tragedy Khadafi, DJ Vlad, Slick Rick, Gangstarr, Paris, Run DMC, Jam Master Jay and many others! It also has powerful esays on Hip Hop and it’s relationship to chess, yoga, education, the prison industrial complex and various political issues facing the Hip Hop community. It is a MUST have for any serious student of Hip Hop today. Click HERE for the rest of this article.