Don't mess with the culture.
If you are a Chuck D fan, or are aware of his work in music, then you know that he is never one to stay quiet on big issues. The Public Enemy MC has always said how he feels unapologetically, and now he’s got some controversial views about Kanye West that may raise some eyebrows. Chuck points his fingers at the media, and he’s not going to go down with hip hop culture without a fight.
Chuck D is one of the most outspoken artists in hip hop.
Chuck D has always been an outspoken voice in hip hop, and he never holds back on topics that are important to him. Aside from social injustice, equality, and more, the MC has always fought for the authenticity of hip hop culture. In a new interview, Chuck explained what he thinks is happening to hip hop and why Kanye may be shooting it down.
The rapper thinks hip hop has been thrown “down the stairs.”
Chuck D told Billboard, “One of the tragedies of hip-hop, I think B-Real could share in, is how the journals and blogs and everyone threw hip-hop down the stairs by praising the individual and knocking aside the importance of the group.”
He puts Kanye in the spotlight for hip hop’s downfall.
The MC mentioned Kanye West as being someone that helped the media to turn hip hop into a spectacle. He continued, “The group was the only thing that made hip-hop even competitive to the rock world in the first place. But the minute that you started taking the DNA of the thing that worked, it’s the guy and the mic — the guy is Kanye and just Kanye and nothing else — it started shooting down hip-hop as being a legitimate genre and being more of a spectacle.”