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Chuck D Discusses Upcoming UNA Speech
February 13th, 2017

Later this week, Chuck D will deliver a speech on "Rap, Race, and Reality" at the University of Northern Alabama. Ahead of this event, Chuck spoke to AL.com to answer a few questions about his music, his influences, and to give fans a preview of what to expect on Wednesday night.

As previously announced, Chuck D will speak at the University of Alabama on the topic of "Rap, Race, and Reality." The event will be free, open to the public, and will take place at 7:00 PM at the Norton Auditorium.

Chuck spoke to Matt Wake of AL.com, a website dedicated to Alabama news and culture, about the event.

"I think right now we have a new generation looking at authority and administration with a very, very skeptical eye," Chuck D said when asked about the timing of his talk. "Whatever one wants to say about the Obama administration for the last eight years, I think young people felt at least you had an accountable person in the position in charge. And now (with Donald Trump) there's doubt."

Asked about what he hopes to accomplish with his speech, Chuck D replied"...If people leave with their own minds instead of allowing themselves to be influenced and programmed like robots, I think we'll have a better society. Think about it - don't just be programmed and led."

Click here to read Chuck D's full interview with AL.com, which includes Chuck discussing his influences, both musical and political, the story behind his name, and more.

By Michael Lacerna for PublicEnemy.com