Chuck D Lists His Top 13 Most Influential Rock Albums

HipHop News Posted on March 20, 2019 at 1:00am

Chuck D Lists His Top 13 Most Influential Rock Albums

#DXCLUSIVE: Picks include Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Rare Earth and Rage Against The Machine.

Before Chuck D was the inimitable force behind Public Enemy, he was a child of the ’60s. Naturally, he grew up on psychedelic rock and other popular music at the time such as The Beatles, The Doors, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. As a result, the 58-year-old Hip Hop legend has an affinity for music from that period.

“I grew up in the ’60s and ’70s, so these records were on the radio,” he says. “Matter of fact, a lot of these Hip Hop producers grew up on all those songs that made them more Hip Hop. Grandmaster Flash — all these guys do rock. Everything comes out of the blues anyway. Johnny Cash is not country. Johnny Cash started out as kind of like rhythm and blues country with a little bit of rock. He made rock out of that.”.centered-ad {

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Last month, Spotify launched a new podcast on The Clash called Stay Free: The Story of The Clash, which is narrated entirely by Chuck D. Boasting eight episodes, the series gave the


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