Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  MARQUETTE – Chuck D, leader and co-founder of the rap group Public Enemy, will speak at Northern Michigan University at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, in the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Chuck D redefined rap music and Hip Hop culture with the release of 7 albums over the course of 13 years. In 1999, the New York Times added Public EnemyÂ’s music to their list of “24 Most Significant Albums of the Last Century.”

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  The critical and commercial success of Public Enemy opened the doors for Chuck D to deliver his message of race, rage and inequality through a number of different mediums. He hosted his on show on the Fox News Channel, published a best-selling autobiography, and served as national spokesperson for Rock the Vote, the National Urban League and the National Alliance of African American Athletes.

Most recently, Chuck D has become the spokesperson and major proponent of music on the Internet. In 1999, he launched Rapstation.com on the Web. The site boasts a TV and radio station with original programming, celebrity interviews, free MP3 downloads, social commentary and current events.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Chuck DÂ’s involvement in the Internet has landed him on the cover of The Net, Wired, and Yahoo Internet Life magazines. He has also been a guest contributor to Time.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Tickets for the event are available at WillyÂ’s Snak Shak and the Superior Dome for $1 for NMU students and $3 for non-students.

Prepared By
Jessica Holman