Hip-hop artist Chuck D will visit campus to participate in the Conversation on Race discussion series
November 6, 2007
DEARBORN / Nov. 6, 2007---Legendary hip-hop artist Chuck D, who co-founded the rap group Public Enemy, will visit the University of Michigan-Dearborn to talk about “Race, Rap, Reality and Technology” from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9 at the University Center’s Kochoff Hall as part of the campus’s Conversation on Race discussion series.
“Chuck D is coming to UM-Dearborn to have a diverse discussion that goes beyond hip-hop,” according to Cory Anderson, student activities supervisor. “He’ll touch on issues like current politics, Internet file sharing and his view of reality television. He’ll offer a jolting combination of intelligence and eloquence.”
As the lyricist and main vocalist of Public Enemy, Chuck D was the focal point of three seminal and controversial rap albums: Yo! Bum Rush the Show, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back and Fear of a Black Planet, according to Wikipedia. In September 1999, he launched Rapstation.com, a multi-format Web site for the global hip hop community. Chuck D also has been a vocal supporter of Internet file sharing within the music industry.
For more information, visit http://sao.umd.umich.edu/sao_conversation_on_race/ or call 313-593-5390.
The University of Michigan-Dearborn does not necessarily endorse speakers’ views.