(Photos) Universal Music Group Coughs Up 11.5M to Artists for Digital Royalties

The era of the online purchase, digital download, and streaming service definitely threw the music business for a loop and looks like there’s still hiccups in the system. Now Universal Music Group Coughs Up 11.5M to Artists for Digital Royalties Dispute and will forever change the royalty structure for artists from now on. How the money’s getting split and who else was behind the lawsuit besides Hip Hop’s own Chuck D is one thing, but exactly what changes???


Chuck D Reveals The Origin Of The ‘Public Enemy’ Name, Plus Crosshairs Logo

Chuck D of Pubic Enemy explains to Rolling Stone the significance behind their name and their logo.


Spike Lee, Chuck D, And Flavor Flav Reminisce On Early Arguments Over ‘Fight The Power’!

In light of the 25th Anniversary of the classic film, ‘Do the Right Thing’, Chuck D, Flavor Flav have spoken out on the hit that would be heard for decades! Chuck D and Flavor Flav reminisced on the makings of their revolutionary hit ‘Fight The Power’ and remember how the song almost was not created.


(Photo) Read A Hand Written Letter From Tupac to Chuck D!

After just celebrating what would’ve been Tupac’s 43rd birthday last week, Chuck D has posted a picture on Twitter of a letter that Pac wrote him back in 1995 while he was in jail. In the letter Pac discusses signing to Death Row, his great love and respect for the Public Enemy rapper and what he learned from him while they were on tour. Plus he requests a feature from him on an upcoming song and even asks him if he would want to get involved in both a movie and a program that he was working on. Check out the letter after the jump!


(Video) Russell Simmons & Steve Rifkind Discuss ADD52 & The Secret To Finding New Artists On Hot 97

Hip-Hop moguls Russell Simmons and Steve Rifkind stopped by 395 Hudson Street to chop it up with Ebro and Laura Stylez on the Hot 97 Morning Show. The two discuss their new digital company ADD52, Chuck D, Love Dollhouse, their secret strategy behind finding hot new artists and much more. Check out the full interview below!


50 Cent And Chuck D Set To Serve As Instructors In Season 2 Of ‘Dream School’

As the season 2 of the ‘Dream School’ reality series, comes into full swing, two new celebrity instructors and Hip Hop greats, have been tapped to mentor the high school drop outs.


Chuck D Goes On Twitter Rant Against VLAD TV

Vlad TV released a list of top 20 rappers that are over the age of 40 , including rappers like DMX, Missy Elliot, Q-Tip etc…  Chuck D went on  quick Twitter rant and criticized the list. Hit the jump for what he had to say and Vlad TV’s response! Steph B


Chuck D Explains Why Public Enemy Didn’t Do Jay-Z’s “Made In America” Festival

Jay-Z’s first annual Made In America festival brought out types of artists out to Philadelphia for Labor Day weekend, from Pearl Jam to Maybach Music and everyone in between. One group that were NOT on hand was Public Enemy, and Chuck D has a reason as to why. Find out below. Marisa Mendez


Rap Legend Chuck D Will Be Inducting The Beastie Boys Into The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

We told you previously that popular 90’s rap trio the Beastie Boys will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this April, and now it’s been announced that hip-hop legend Chuck D will get the induction honors. Dope! Details below. Marisa Mendez


(Photo) Fat Joe Rocks Out With Legendary Hip-Hop Group

“HIP HOP!!!!!! CLASSIC!!!!” Fat Joe tweeted with this pic. Check out who Joey Crack ran into today after the jump! Marisa Mendez


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