Chuck D has never been one to bite his tongue, as evidenced as his many years fronting legendary Hip-Hop group Public Enemy. The baritone-voiced rapper took to Twitter early Monday morning to blast Hot 97’s recent Summer Jam concert, which got a response from the station’s Ebro Darden.
Chuck D fired off the first of his tweets, accompanied by a photo of him sporting a serious frown. The caption of the photo read: “The look on my face after I heard what a sloppy fiasco @hot97 in NYC has made of HipHop. #culturalCrime.”
He followed up that tweet with, “I played SummerJam09 & immediately was turned off by the host who said’Here go the ngAS that brought the revolution to rap’,i was like smdh.”
The barrage of tweets continued throughout the day, with Chuck D defending Funkmaster Flex and had some choice words for Peter Rosenberg’s role on the station. Early this morning, Ebro responded to Chuck D’s complaints.
“True artists and activists have always complained about mainstream media & music… As they should! Good balance..,” tweeted Ebro. The pair exchanged words with Ebro seeming to take a dig at Chuck D at one point, however.
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