Chuck D

Chuck D

Hey there, I’m Chuck D! I was born in the hills and hollers of West Virginia, but I’ve managed to travel all over this great nation of ours (in fact, of all 50 states, there are only two that I have yet to visit-can you guess which two?). I LOVE movies and music (naturally) and I spend a great deal of time fawning over my lovely wife and two sons. Now, if I could just get a few minutes alone in the bathroom from time to time, life would be perfect!

Long Island's Chuck D has art exhibit at Adelphi

Public Enemy frontman Chuck D has often worked on music projects without the other members of his group, but now he's taking the term solo artist in a new direction. On Feb. 22, the Roosevelt-raised hip-hop icon and activist will discuss the 31 portraits he created for his first solo art exhibition "Chuck D and the Near Def Experience: Most of My Heroes Don't Appear on No Stamps," which will be on display at Adelphi University in Garden City through March 4. The exhibit at the campus' Adele and Herbert J. Klapper Art Gallery is meant to a celebrate Chuck D's musical influences including reggae legend Bob Marley and Grammy-winning R&B star Stevie Wonder.
Long Island Business News

Rapper Chuck D has an art exhibit at Adelphi

Through March 5, you can catch the first solo art exhibit of Carlton Douglas Ridenhour – aka Chuck D, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame rapper and native of Roosevelt who went on to become the leader of hip-hop band Public Enemy. The exhibit is at Adelphi University’s...

Hear Chuck D Reflect on Bob Marley’s Influence in Audible Excerpt

Chuck D reflects on how Bob Marley influenced his career and breaks down the classic “Get Up, Stand Up” in this exclusive excerpt from the Public Enemy rapper’s Audible original Songs That Shook the Planet. As the rapper says in the clip, he grew up listening to Jamaica’s roots records and found it paralleled the emerging hip-hop movement, noting how Marley’s early ska songs with the Wailers, like “Simmer Down,” were “directed to the Jamaican ‘rudeboys,’ or the Black youth that were criminal juveniles… that sounds similar, right?” Chuck D also explores Marley’s transition from ska artist to reggae star to Rastafarian,...
Atlanta Daily World

Hip-Hop Icon, Chuck D, Releases “Songs That Shook the Planet” on Audible

The legendary lyricist and co-founder of Public Enemy, Chuck D takes listeners on an extraordinary journey through politically and socially conscious music. Part history lesson and part memoir, Songs That Shook the Planet spans genres and decades to call out the brave artists who continue to inspire necessary change in the world.