Bring the Notes!

February 23, 2008 at 11:21 am | Posted in Matthew Hurst, Media, music, politics, Webster University | 6 Comments
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Chuck DYeah boy! Chuck D is coming to Webster University this Monday February 25th, not just to Bring the Noise but also to Bring his Insight; you might want to bring your notebook to jot down a few notes.  Besides his illustrious music career as a founding member of Public Enemy, Chuck D leads the hip-hop generation into politics and on the airwaves with his nationally syndicated radio talk show On The Real

This lecture, which is free to the general public on a first come first serve seating basis, is surely going “to make everybody see in order to fight the powers that be“. So how can Webster be sure that it’s institutional walls won’t be shaken to the ground? According to this press release from Webster University:

Chuck D is known for delivering powerful messages about race, rage, reality and inequality. He has continued to push the envelope and deliver his messages through his best-selling autobiography, “Fight The Power.”…Through his lectures, Chuck D moves beyond rap music and discusses topics as diverse as politics, Internet file sharing and the state of hip-hop culture.

You might have already heard about the event, which will take place in the Loretto Hilton Center next Monday starting at 7pm (with doors opening at 6:15pm, giving you plently of time to bum rush the show). We just thought we’d remind you so that you can “kick the bass for them brothers, And let them know, What goes on.”  So yes, you can believe the hype.



  1. Interesting read, keep up the high quality posts.

  2. I asked Highway 61 contributer Gabe Bullard if he thought my write up involved too many references to Public Enemy, and he told me “I picked up a copy of the RFT, the other day / I opened and read it, it said they were suckers”.

  3. I saw an article in the RFT the other day, I sat down and read it, it said they were suckas.

  4. Dear JP Milnap,
    Thank you for a more correct quote. I didn’t realize how you came to that conclusion until I did a google search of your name. I’ll let anyone who cares enough have a good laugh about that too.

  5. Dope post Chuck D is a living legend!!

  6. You can get a feel for what he might say over at Toxic Culture, which did a write up of his Tuscaloosa speech. Also, it’s just a great blog in general that merits some poking around on:

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