Posts Tagged ‘Chuck D’

Arts Roundup: North Korea Edition

Chuck D, Bob Mould, Aesop Rock, Garbage, Frank Turner, and other musicians offer condolences for the late 9:30 Club staffer Josh Burdette. [Spin]
Nineteen-year-old Virginia resident dies after partying at Echostage. [AP via WTOP]
Two D.C. rappers start a Kickstarter campaign to fund their (probably ill-advised) plan to shoot a music video in North Korea. [DCist]
Kevin Smith [...]

Nothing but a Number: A Live History of Fugazi’s Song “Repeater”

"Playing music is like handwriting," says Fugazi frontman Ian MacKaye. "If you play a song over and over, it starts to evolve."
For my feature this week on Fugazi's new online archive of live shows, I discussed some of the subtle changes you can hear in live version of the song "Repeater." Since then, I spoke to [...]

Washington Post Confused 9/11 Truthers With Cop H8rs

How awesome is this?
"A Nov. 26 article in the District edition of Local Living incorrectly said a Public Enemy song declared 9/11 a joke. The song refers to 911, the emergency phone number."

Cornel West Theory Interviewed by Chuck D

Yes,  Carlton Douglas Ridenhour, the guy who recently rolled through D.C. on a flatbed truck with his group, Public Enemy.
Last week Tim Hicks—chief spokesman/composer/producer of D.C.-based hiphop group Cornell West Theory—appeared on "On the Real With Chuck," to discuss the group's new record, Second Rome. "It's about the message and that God gave us the [...]