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Chuck D’s Artmageddon Show Will Open January 12th At Shephard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects Gallery

Chuck D’s watercolor art will make its public debut January 12th at Shephard Fairey’s Subliminal Arts Gallery in Los Angeles. The show is a surprise because Chuck D is known as the founder of Public Enemy and a member of the Prophets Of Rage band. Artmageddon is the name of the exhibit and Chuck D said this in a press release: 

“Like hip-hop, visual art has the power to deliver a message with an explosive force. Shepard has created a space to remind us all that visual art has a voice, a place, an impact on the world we are living in.  It insists that you think and makes you feel. I’m humbled to have my work hang on the walls of Subliminal Projects.”

Chuck D’s visual art is in the permanent collection at The Smithsonian’s National Museum Of African American History And Culture. Last year the hip-hop legend released the solo album Celebration Of Ignorance. For more information on Subliminal Projects check out their website.  

 

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Chuck D, Bishop Lamont & Mykill Miers Collaborate On I Rap Black

Chuck D, Bishop Lamont and Mykill Miers flex their voices on “I Rap Black” from Swedish producer Max I Millions’ forthcoming Maxtape Vol.1. They critique America’s classicism, the current trend of “being woke” and police brutality. Swedish DJs Create & Devastate mixed the song and the new project. Devastate passed away last month and is remembered at the opening of the song. Maxtape Vol.1 has a release date for sometime in the fall and there are features from CL Smooth, Skyzoo, Edo G and more. 

 

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Media Questions Of The Week

Is Chuck D right to call the NRA  a terrorist organization after the Las Vegas mass shooting?

Did Nelly rape someone?

Will the backlash from Cam Newton’s surprise at a woman reporter’s knowledge about football open doors for other women reporting about sports?

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Chuck D Is Releasing A Book On Hip-Hop History

On October 10, Chuck D Presents This Day In Hip-Hop History will be available at all major retailers and Amazon. The book is a chronology of hip-hop’s history beginning with a 1973 house party where Kool DJ Herc debuted the break on his turntables. The anthology gives the history of the art form from those early days with Herc up until the present. Portraits created by Shepard Fairey of more than 100 major figures in hip-hop brings the history off the page and makes each entry flow. LL Cool J says,

“Reading this book is like reliving my life all over again”

Kendrick Lamar gave his recommendation:

“If you want to understand our culture. To learn knowledge itself. Truth about the art form of poetry in motion. The struggle of our community through rhyme and rhythm. This is the book that inspired me long before I found my place in hip-hop, The power of self-expression. Unapologetically. Taught by the teacher himself. Chuck D!!!.”

The Public Enemy frontman just saw the release of the self-titled debut from his other group Prophets Of Rage.

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Prophets Of Rage Perform Living On 110 On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Prophets Of Rage performed “Living On 110” Monday night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The song deals with homelessness and the 110 reference is about a Los Angeles highway underpass where many people with nowhere to go live. Their self-titled debut album comes out this Friday.

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