So all jokes aside about the dev-- err i mean Jay-Z, he is leaving his president spot at Def Jam and everyone is getting all excited because his potential successor is none other than Chuck D. i mean, how incredibly great is that. Chuck is most noted for his success as the lead of one of hip hops greatest of all time (also known as a g.o.a.t., for those of you who are square boned) groups, Public Enemy. how freakin sick would it be if positive hip hop front-runner Chuck D took control of one of the most powerful (and negative) hip hop labels in the world? Utopia? i dare not say the word. Chuck is not an idiot, or a fool, or a gold chain flashing fashion designer. Chuck has always been a political activist, black finance proponent, and someone who understands the target audience. Chuck (Carl Ridenhour) not only helped KRS One establish the term edutainment, but he was also one of the few artists left who made def jam the biggest label in Hip Hop.
"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,"
the other candidates that have been mentioned in the presidency are pathetic at best, Jermaine Dupri, Jimmy "Henchmen" Rosemond and Damon Dash... why bother. Chuck D shouldve been head of Def Jam a long time ago. unlike J.D., people like him. unlike Jimmy Henchmen, He is not a joke. Finally, unlike Damon Dash, who might be the best candidate besides, Chuck D hasnt had the financial issues. i dont think Def Jam shareholders want someone who blew 2 million in backtaxes because his accountant was shady.