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Whetting the appetite for next months release of Intricate Moves Vol 2, created by Belgium’s very own scratch king DJ Grazzhoppa, Chess Move Cartel has made available a free download single and promo mix. Weezy finds out more about the album, and the Grazzhoppa empire, in conversation with the man himself.
Weezy: DJ Grazzhoppa, welcome to the Chess Move Cartel movement! Can you introduce yourself to the people?
Grazzhoppa: Thanks Weezy, it’s an honour to be a part of this movement. My name is DJ Grazzhoppa. I came to this planet in the year of the funk – 72 – so that’s why I’m here; to spread the funk! The first vinyl release I was cuttin’ on was the 93 limited edition 12″ by Blade (691 Influential) on the B-side of Clear The Way, called They ain’t Shit to Me. I’m European DMC Champ 91, and came third in the world final ITF 98.
Chess Move, DJ JabbaThaKut and Shadowstar Boxer of Chess Move Cartel have already proved themselves to be a formidable team in hip hop, and their next album drop – 1000 Masters – takes their skills to the next level, as Weezy discovers.
DJ Jabbathakut Interview (Chess Move Cartel) [Interview]
Since launching its first album – Furious Jabs – Chess Move Cartel has begun to demonstrate another of its many talents – namely, instrumentals. First, Chess Move’s own The Trigger is You, and now Intricate Moves by DJ Jabbathakut.
Weezy: Jabz – tell us the story behind this album…
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With its first album released to rapturous applause from the hip hoHip-Hopp community, Chess Move Cartel is back with a second helping – 9 Strategic Lives. Weezy catches up with the creative team – made up of Chess Move, DJ Jabbathakut, Shadowstar Boxer and MC Oneline
Weezy – So, fresh off the back of Furious Jabs, you’re already bringing more heat to the game! Chess Move, aka the mastermind behind CMC, what was your initial vision for 9 Strategic Lives?
CM: Hey Weezy – thanks for stepping to the scribe for us once again. I think the initial and overall vision from my perspective was to deliver a body of work that captures a level and energy that was once rife, but through hip hop’s evolution and changes in trends (as is to be expected) has gradually faded away. There are pockets of it but it’s nowhere near as widespread as it used to be. To me, hip hop/rap comes from a b-boy ethic, which is all based around the question of who’s got what it takes; if you think you have got it then take to the stage and bring it on. So this album, through its music style, arrangement and delivery, was geared towards presenting elements of that.
As we prepare for the Chess Move Cartel to release their first musical offering “Furious Jabz”, Weezy catches up with Jabbathakut and Shadowstar Boxing for a brand new interview.
First off, why not introduce yourselves to the people?
SB: Shadowstar Boxer from Durham, North Carolina, USA, representing Shadowstar Boxing Academy. Thanks for checking us out.
MC: Hello, I am Charles A Boyd III, aka MC Oneline, member of Shadowstar Boxing Academy.
J: Wassup peeps, my name is DJ Jabbathakut, owner of Infekshus Records.
How did you all get to be where you are today?