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Chuck D, 1960-

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Personal name headingChuck D, 1960-
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Variant(s)D., Chuck, 1960-
Ryder, Carl, 1960-
Mista Chuck, 1960-
Ridenhour, Carlton Douglas, 1960-
See alsoCorporate body: Public Enemy (Musical group)
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Corporate body: Prophets of Rage (Musical group)
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Associated countryUnited States
Birth date1960-08-01
Place of birthQueens (New York, N.Y.)
AffiliationAdelphi Academy (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.) Spectrum City (Musical group)
Slam Jamz
Profession or occupationSingers Lecturers Businesspeople
Found inHis Public Enemy, 1994: t.p. (Chuck D)
Rap whoz who, c1996: p. 229 (under Public Enemy: Chuck D, a.k.a. Carl Ryder, b. Carlton Douglas Ridenhour, Aug. 1, 1960, Roosevelt, Long Island)
Diddy. P.E. 2000 rock remix [SR] 1999: container (Mista Chuck)
LC online copyright file, Apr. 14, 1998 (Ridenhour, Carlton; pseud., Chuck D)
African American National Biography, accessed via The Oxford African American Studies Center online database, July 27, 2014: (Carlton Douglas Ridenhour; pseud. Chuck D.; hip-pop/rap artist, lecturer, entrepreneur, songwriter; born 01 August 1960 in Queens, New York, United States; in 1979 enrolled at Adelphi to study graphic design; designed posters for a variety of early hip-pop groups; worked as a DJ at the college radio station under the name Chuck D.; with Shocklee and Bill Stephney recorded several raps as the band Spectrum City; in 1999 Chuck D and Public Enemy broke from Def Jam and created their own label, Slam Jamz; testified before the U.S. Congress on 27 May 2000 and has appeared on several television news programs to discuss MP3 file sharing)