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Links for 4.18.08: Wuchess, the nerdic language, Iverson’s Zune

*Tomorrow is Record Store Day. I only buy records from garage sales, but that’s my problem.

*There will be a special edition Allen Iverson Zune. I guess they are still cranking them out. [crave]

*Def Leppard’s latest single will debut via Guitar Hero III. I guess they are still cranking them out.

*Akon has been exaggerating his arrest record. In reality, he has only been convicted of ONE felony. ONE.

*RZA (formerly of the Wu-Tang Clan) is launching Wuchess, a network that lets chess enthusiasts battle each other head-to-head online. [billboard]

*Nerdic: SUPPOSEDLY the fastest growing language in the world. W00t? [textually]

*Sort of off-topic: Zappos, one of the world’s greatest retailers (primarily of shoes), will begin selling consumer electronics. [boing boing gadgets]

*Henceforth, just as Paper Thin Walls is always referenced as [Getty Images] on the listenerd, Stereogum and Idolator will be identified as (some form of) [Universal Music Group]. This is the sort of faux-cleverness I dislike in others, but cannot help but indulge in myself. Thank you.

*Tech: I have a twine account now. I don’t know what to do with it. In the least. (I am username: joshkimball on twine.) Thank you.

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Video: RZA emerges from crowd to join KRS-ONE onstage

RZA comes out of the crowd at a Toronto concert to rap with KRS-ONE. Shitty camera work, but everybody involved is PUMPED. (Best video I’ve seen since the Chinese MC Hammer?)

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Video: The RZA on sorta sampling the Beatles

The Wu Tang Clan’s the RZA tells the story of how the Wu came to use an “interpolated” sample of a Beatles tune on their tune “The Heart Gently Weeps.”

[Getty Images]