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Jay-z Thinks Hip-hop Is Mellow

Jay Z thinks marijuana has made hip-hop more "mellow".The '99 Problems' hitmaker believes the genre has changed over the years to become less intense, and thinks that is due to the drug consumption of some...

Meat Loaf Going Hip Hop?

Meat Loaf has been working with rapper Chuck D and producer Lil Jon.The 'Bat out of Hell' singer collaborated with the Public Enemy frontman - famed for his uncompromising political lyrics - and Lil Jon,...

Chuck D Not Impressed By Bin Laden's Death

Rap icon Chuck D has urged his fellow Americans to stop celebrating the death of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, insisting the killing of "one dude in a cave" is nothing to shout about.Patriots gathered...

Linkin Park's Hip Hop Homage

Linkin Park pay homage to Public Enemy on their new album 'A Thousand Sons'.The nu-metal group have incorporated a number of political messages into the songs on their fourth album and guitarist and rapper Mike...

Happy Birthday Chuck D!

Rap pioneer CHUCK D has a new milestone to celebrate - he's turned the big 5-0!The star was born Carlton Douglas Ridenhour 50 years ago today (01Aug10), but it wasn't until 1982 that the native...

Public Enemy Record For Less

Public Enemy have lowered the amount of money they are trying to raise to help fund their next album.Last year, the hip-hop group - consisting of Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff and DJ Lord...

Chuck D Going Back To School

Rap icon CHUCK D is heading back to school - he's set to deliver a lecture at a women's university in Mississippi.The Public Enemy star will speak to students at The Ina E. Gordy Honors...

Morello & Chuck D Take Aim At The U.s. Army Over Animal Torture

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE star TOM MORELLO and rap icon CHUCK D are fronting a new PETA campaign to expose U.S. Army field trauma exercises which include the shooting, burning and poisoning of monkeys and...

Chuck D Leads Search For Young Female Rappers

PUBLIC ENEMY rapper CHUCK D fears the hip-hop scene is dying because there's a lack of good female rappers. The performer-turned-label boss insists the industry needs new talent, and promises to spend 2009 pushing the careers...

Stars Pay Tribute To Hayes At Vh1 Hip Hop Honors

Late great soul man ISAAC HAYES was given a special tribute at the 2008 VH1 Hip-Hop Honors on Monday (06Oct08) with performances by MOS DEF, ESTELLE, SCARFACE and PUBLIC ENEMY stars CHUCK D and FLAVOR...

Stars' Protest Placards To Go Under The Hammer

Rap legend CHUCK D, JARVIS COCKER, MICHAEL STIPE and BILLY BRAGG are auctioning off placards they made for a photospread in U.S. magazine Under The Radar's Protest Issue to benefit charity War Child International. The...

Chuck D 'Forgets' Public Enemy Lyrics

PUBLIC ENEMY star CHUCK D is nervous about reuniting with his bandmates - because he fears he has forgotten the lyrics to their hit tracks. The hip-hop band has agreed to reform to mark the...

Chuck D Gets Generous With New Album

PUBLIC ENEMY star CHUCK D has been handing out advance copies of the group's latest album - for free. The generous rapper/producer thrilled New York fans near Union Square on Thursday (26Jul07) with How You...

Chuck D Approves Dance Remixes Of Public Enemy Hits

PUBLIC ENEMY star CHUCK D has given his personal approval to a new compilation of dance remixes of the group's most popular hits, because he's proud to introduce rap classics to a whole new generation....

Public Enemy End Arizona Boycott

Hip-hop legends PUBLIC ENEMY have ended their boycott of Arizona over the US state's refusal to recognise Martin Luther King Day as a paid public holiday. The BLACK STEEL icons played two concerts in Arizona...

Public Enemy To Auction Off Rights To Live Album

Veteran rappers PUBLIC ENEMY are auctioning off the rights to a live album taped in Helsinki, Finland in 1999. The disc will be auctioned off by intellectual property firm Ocean Tomo on 26 October (06)...

Chuck D Calls On Labels To Reassess Mobile Content Approach

PUBLIC ENEMY star CHUCK D yesterday (19SEP06) encouraged the music industry to reconsider its approach to mobile phone content during a speech at a London conference. The rapper, whose own company Chuck D Mobile allows...

Chuck D Slams Mtv

PUBLIC ENEMY star CHUCK D has attacked MTV for censoring music before fans ever the get the chance to hear it. The rapper insists the internet is the only true and honest medium because it...

Public Enemy: 'We've Been Written Out Of History'

Rap superstars PUBLIC ENEMY have accused the music industry of "writing them out of history". Frontman CHUCK D feels the group left a lasting legacy and should be heralded alongside the great rock groups of...

Chuck D Blasts Modern Rap Stars For Sexual Lyrics

Rap icon CHUCK D has blasted the genre's current stars for giving out too much sexual information on their records. The PUBLIC ENEMY frontman, who is now an outspoken Air America DJ, calls rappers like...

Public Enemy Star Launches Cell Phone Services

PUBLIC ENEMY frontman CHUCK D has launched his own brand of mobile phone content including ringtones, music clips and videos. The rapper's company - Chuck D mobile - aims to make it easier for music...

Rem And Wainwright Headline Anti-war Concert

Rockers REM and singer/songwriter RUFUS WAINWRIGHT are set to perform at a charity anti-war concert in New York City next month (20MAR06). The acts will join FISCHERSPOONER, PUBLIC ENEMY's CHUCK D, DEVENDRA BANHART and...

Chuck D: 'I Was Targeted By Cia'

Hip-hop legend CHUCK D is convinced America's Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) tracked his movements at the height of his fame because of his politically charged raps. The PUBLIC ENEMY frontman - real name CARLTON...

Chuck D Pens Song About Hurricane Relief Efforts

PUBLIC ENEMY frontman CHUCK D is so disgusted with the way Hurricane Katrina relief efforts have been handled by US officials, he's already penned a song about it. In HELL NO WE AIN'T ALRIGHT,...

Public Enemy Plan Reunion At Hellfest

Rap stars CHUCK D and FLAVOR FLAV are putting their differences behind them to reform supergroup PUBLIC ENEMY for an upcoming festival appearance in New Jersey. The two bandmates recently fell out over Flav's...

Chuck D Apologises To Fans For Flavor Flav

PUBLIC ENEMY frontman CHUCK D has issued an apology to fans for bandmate FLAVOR FLAV's reality shows THE SURREAL LIFE and STRANGE LOVE. The hardcore rapper admits he's ashamed of his former sidekick, who...

Chuck D: 'I Paved The Way For Hip-hop'

PUBLIC ENEMY star CHUCK D credits his band's pioneering approach to recording rap albums with launching hip-hop to international prominence. The celebrated artist refused to adhere to the recording policies of other 1980s rap...

Stars Gather To Remember Jam Master Jay

MISSY ELLIOTT, KID ROCK, DMC and CHUCK D are among a host of stars gathering to mark the 35th anniversary of the ADIDAS SUPERSTAR sports shoe and the life of late RUN-DMC DJ JAM MASTER...

Axl Rose Plays Dj On Grand Theft Auto Videogame

Reclusive rocker AXL ROSE features as DJ TOMMY 'THE NIGHTMARE' SMITH on one of eight in-game radio stations players can listen to on new GRAND THEFT AUTO: SAN ANDREAS videogame. PUBLIC ENEMY founder...

Public Enemy Star Wants More Tv + Radio Controls

Outspoken PUBLIC ENEMY star CHUCK D is calling for America's TV and radio programmers to stick to stricter guidelines when it comes to what hits the airwaves. Despite being behind hard-hitting rap hits like...

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