Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Public Enemy's Chuck D named Record Store Day 2014 Ambassador

Posted By on Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 3:56 PM

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  • Courtesy Record Store Day
Chuck D, co-founder and leader of legendary hip-hop group Public Enemy, will bring the noise as the official ambassador for Record Store Day 2014, held on Sat., April 19.

As Record Store Day Ambassador, Chuck D follows Jack White, Iggy Pop, and Ozzy Osbourne as the promoter of the bash, advocating the importance of record store culture in the music industry in a statement:

I don't go 1 single day without emphasizing that the genre of hip-hop is spawned from DJ culture. The founding members of Public Enemy were, and still are, DJs. The tool and fuel for DJs has forever been recordings. And where these recordings have long connected, with pros and fans alike, has simply been The Record Store, the connection point of listener and the recording...

The record store made musicians listen beyond themselves. It both complemented and supplemented the radio, in fact the best radio stations in the past followed the vibe of the record stores of their regions, thus growing and nurturing each other.

Launched in 2007, Record Store Day celebrates independent music stores around the country, featuring special events and performances.

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