Chuck D Net Worth

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Net Worth:
$15 Million

Chuck D Net Worth: Chuck D is an American rapper who has a net worth of $15 million dollars. Chuck D was born Carlton Douglas Ridenhour on August 1, 1960 in Queens, New York. He was instrumental in creating politically and socially conscious rap/ hip-hop music in the '80s as the leader and founder of the hip-hop group Public Enemy. He is musically and intellectually respected and credited with redefining hip-hop with a message. His parents were both political activists and their son, 'Carlton', was offered an architecture scholarship to study graphic design at Long Island's Adelphi University, but turned it down. It was during his early school years that he co-hosted a hip-hop mix show on the campus radio station with two future Public Enemy members, Bill Stephney and Hank Shocklee. Under the name Chuckie D, he rapped on Shocklee's demo recording Public Enemy No. 1, which caught the attention of Rick Rubin at Def Jam records. He subsequently shortened his name to Chuck D and assembled what is now known as the group Public Enemy. Public Enemy debuted in 1987 with Yo! Bum Rush the Show, a dry run for one of the greatest three-album spans in hip-hop history. It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988) was acclaimed by many critics as the greatest hip-hop album of all time and was instrumental in breaking rap music to white, alternative rock audiences. Fear of a Black Planet (1990) and its follow-up, Apocalypse '91…The Enemy Strikes Black, cemented Public Enemy's position as the most important rap group of its time. Though the band and Chuck D were no strangers to controversy, Chuck D became an in-demand speaker on the college lecture circuit (much like his peer KRS-One), and was frequently invited to provide commentary on TV news programs. In 1995, Chuck D put Public Enemy on hiatus while planning its next move and released his first solo album in the interim, The Autobiography of Mistachuck (1996). Public Enemy subsequently recorded music for the soundtrack to Spike Lee's 1998 film, He Got Game. About.com ranked Chuck D #9 on their list of the Top 50 MCs of Our Time and The Source ranked him #12 on their list of the Top 50 Hip-Hop Lyricists of All Time.

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Chuck D

Chuck D

Record producer
Nicknames
Carl Ryder, Carlton D. Ridenhour, Carlton Douglas Ridenhour, The Rhyme Animal, Chuck Dangerous, The Hard Rhymer, Public Enemy Number One, Mistachuck, Chucky D, The Voice of Power
Profession
Record producer, Musician, Rapper, Publisher, Actor, Author, Film Score Composer, Political activist, Film Producer, Teacher
Date of Birth
1960-08-01
Nationality
United States of America
Height
5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
Ethnicity
African American
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