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Chuck D

(Carlton Ridenhour)
Born: 8/1/1960
Birthplace: Long Island, New York

Trailblazing rap musician whose group, Public Enemy, soared to the top of the charts and won critical acclaim with such records as It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988) and Apocalypse 91... The Enemy Strikes Black (1991).

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