Music Video: The Chessmen - Black Knights & Shaka Amazulu the 7th

   Wu-Tang's affiliate, Black Knights' name derives from the 14th century Arthurian legend. First introduced on The Swarm compilation, Black Knights were originally associated with the group North Star (from California) with whom they recorded as Black Knights Of The North Star. However, the groups both separated but consisted of Crisis, Doc Doom (deceased), Rugged Monk, and Warcloud. Warcloud left the group to concentrate on his solo recordings. In 2001, the Black Knights released their debut album in only promo form Every Night Is A Black Knight with limited distribution, and also reunited with North Star for the closing song (titled "Black Knights Of The North Star") on North Star's debut album. In 2005, they re-released their debut to worldwide distribution through CHAMBERMUSIK.Com. After that, Doc Doom was shot and killed in Compton CA on February 11, 2007. 3 years later, a compilation of old and new material appeared in 2010. The song "Caught Up" from the album was featured in the 2007 anime TV series Afro Samurai in episode 3 with slightly different beats & added violin than the original mix. Rugged Monk and Crisis recorded a trio of albums along with former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante including The Medieval Chamber, The Almighty, and All Skills No Luck

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