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Chuck D Explains Inspiration from Rakim
March 8th, 2017

Not too long ago, PE’s Chuck D performed alongside Doug E Fresh and Common in a concert paying tribute to the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

After the star-studded event, Chuck explained how he and Doug had thought of adopting Rakim’s “Dead Presidents” lyrics into one particular song in their lineup. While the icons resolved with adding their own twist, Chuck admits that the inspiration came from Rakim’s magnum opus words and mindset.

- Jods Arboleda for PublicEnemy.com