Carlton Douglas Ridenhour (born August 1, 1960), known professionally as Chuck D, is an American rapper, author, and producer. As the leader of the rap group Public Enemy, which he co-founded in 1985 with Flavor Flav, Chuck D helped create politically and socially conscious hip hop music in the mid-1980s. The Source ranked him at No. 12 on their list of the Top 50 Hip-Hop Lyricists of All Time.
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full name at birth
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claim to fame
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1 August 1960
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Roosevelt, New York, United States
Rapper, publisher, lecturer, activist, record producer
5' 9" (175 cm)
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