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Chuck D

Carlton Ridenhour [known as Chuck D] (born August 1 1960 - ) is rapper, composer, actor, producer, and a general celebrity. Chuck was born in Long Island, New York, USA. Chuck D. futhered 1980s political rap music as the controversial and influential lead rapper of Public Enemy, a Def Jam's success after Run DMC.

Chuck went to Adelphi universty in Long Island, New York. During his rap career, Chuck D gave voice to the black consciousness.

Albums [with Public Enemy]

He also brought out a very soulful 1996 solo record, "The Autobiography of Mistachuck" (on Mercury Records) and founded the record company Slam Jamz. Chuck D continues to be an activist, publisher, lecturer, and producer.

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