UNA Gears Up for “Rap, Race, and Reality” Spokesperson, Chuck D
Higher-ups at UNA are bringing hip-hop icon Chuck D back behind the mic to speak about matters anchored upon the event's theme, “Rap, Race and Reality”.
In decades past, the Long Island emcee revolutionized the hip-hop scene through Public Enemy's “Fight The Power” mentality and supercharged sounds. And over the decades as Chuck released hit after hit, many recognized the sage wisdom mastered behind the pen. Chuck D has become a voice for multiple platforms, constantly offering both an organic and clever perspective to the ongoing noise around world issues.
“Out of all the speakers I've heard over my life, [Chuck] is probably one of the three people that I can still remember their presentation,” recalled University Director Kevin Jacques. The resident stressed he'd been advocating for such event after witnessing Chuck speak sixteen years prior.
“Rap, Race, and Reality” will cover a significant range of today's mainstream issues, with Jacques mentioning education, economics, and law enforcement as further points of discussion. Students are also contributing their thoughts as well, “There have always been racial issues in our country, people never want to see or notice them, so I feel that people need a wake-up call,” cited freshmen Bri Long.
“The event will help students have conversations that may not be easy to have,” adds senior student Drake Vaccaro, “I think that having Chuck D come to campus will be great for students and that he can give an outlook others may not have thought of.”
The event is hosted by the University of Northern Alabama and will be held at the Norton Auditorium on February 15th, 8:30PM.
BY Jods Arboleda for PublicEnemy.com