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The Words & Music Lecture: Chuck D

February 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Mercantile Library

Chuck D Cincinnati
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Photo credit: The Mercantile Library website

At this Chuck D Cincinnati appearance, he’ll speak about fighting the power, today’s Hip-Hop and cultural literacy.


Come out for an evening with one of the most influential and versatile artists in American music. Chuck D will discuss the origins of Public Enemy, cultural literacy, and of course, fighting the power.  The lecture includes screening a selection of Public Enemy’s music videos as Chuck D describes his process for writing the music that changed a generation.


Tickets for this event are $45. Entry for Mercantile Library is free. Currently, the show is sold out. To be put on a waiting list, email reservations@mercantilelibrary.com. Registration is required for this event. 


Copies of This Day in Rap and Hip-Hop History will be available for sale and signing courtesy of Joseph-Beth Cincinnati.


About Chuck D
Chuck D is the leader and co-founder of the legendary rap group Public Enemy, the author of two critically acclaimed books, and a political activist, publisher, radio host, and producer. Chuck D has been featured on and/or interviewed in over fifty documentaries on music, technology, politics, and race; he has appeared in numerous public service announcements for national peace and the Partnership for a Drug-Free America. He has also been a national spokesperson for Rock the Vote, the National Urban League, Americans for the Arts Council, and the National Alliance for African-American Athletes.


For the past five years, he has hosted On the Real/Off the Record for Air America, on which some of the most important musical and political figures of our time have been interviewed. Chuck D continues to make music and to write prolifically on technology, politics, rap and soul music, and race in the US. His recent book, This Day in Rap and Hip-Hop History, was released in 2017. There are few artists who possess such sophisticated understandings of the music business, entertainment industry, and racial politics in America, and few speakers who can command an audience like Chuck D.

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