Public Enemy's Chuck D to speak at NYU on Jan. 26

A wise man once said, "Rap music is the CNN of black America." And at a certain point in hip-hop's history, he may have been right.

Chuck D, social vigilante and co-founder of legendary hip-hop group Public Enemy, has long been crafting rhymes that highlight oppression and social injustices.

The legendary MC will be a featured speaker at New York University's "Social Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century" series on Jan. 26. The series has brought envelope-pushing leaders to NYU for the past two years. With other 2009 speakers including Whole Foods Chairman and CEO John Mackey, Ethos Water Co-founder Peter Thum and Echoing Green President Cheryl Dorsey, it's fair to say that Chuck will be a breath of fresh air to the series.

Related links:
Feature: Chuck D Talks Soul, Hip-Hop & Politics
NYU Speaker Series

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