Last month, [artist id=”2017563″]Lupe Fiasco[/artist] introduced a new super crew via Twitter when he sent a dispatch about the All City Chess Club. The Chicago lyricist wrote that the members included himself, [artist id=”3238990″]B.o.B[/artist], [artist id=”3123015″]Asher Roth[/artist], J. Cole, Charles Hamilton, the Cool Kids, Diggy Simmons, [artist id=”2990927″]Wale[/artist] and indie rapper Blu.
B.o.B told MTV News that the members are already brainstorming ideas.
“The All City Chess Club is something that Lupe had the idea about, and me and Charles Hamilton were at a show, and he came up with the idea and talked to us about it, and we were down,” B.o.B said of the group’s genesis. “I feel like the respect level is mutual with all of us. And I’ve already done songs with Charles Hamilton, Lupe and Asher Roth. Basically, the whole concept of it is to have a project, a freelance project, that’s something fun and creative.”
So far, nothing is concrete, and Lupe, Cole, Roth, the Cool Kids, Blu and Wale are all working on their own albums, while Hamilton is looking to resurrect his dormant career and Diggy Simmons is just introducing himself as an artist.
The majority of the members are alumni of XXL’s Freshmen 10 lists. Roth, B.o.B. Blu, Wale and Hamilton graced the cover in ’09, while Cole was a part of the group that landed on the cover this year.
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