Contact Us

Chuck D Vying for Jay-Z’s Old Gig

After several years — 26 to be exact — in the music industry, Public Enemy frontman Chuck D wants to head up the record company that released PE’s first major label album. In a recent interview, the rapper/political activist said he’s interested in heading Def Jam Records.

“After 10 years looking on the collapsing of the record industry, and upon hearing the news of Jay-Z stepping down from Def Jam, I would throw my name into the hat of somebody who understands how the hell Universal should establish the name-brands they acquire with stockholders’ money,” Chuck D told AllHipHop.

The 47-year-old has spent recent years sounding off on a variety of issues, including mp3 sharing and the flooding of negative content in hip-hop.

“Instead of me running for politics, this is an easier run into the world of influential culture,” he said. “I will bring the noise.”

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://theboombox.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on The Boombox quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on The Boombox quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!