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.

The event is sponsored by the Student Activities Office and the African and African American Studies Program.

For more information, visit http://sao.umd.umich.edu/sao_conversation_on_race/ or call 313-593-5390.


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