Carlton Douglas Ridenhour (born August 1, 1960), known professionally as Chuck D, is an American rapper, author, and producer.[1] As the leader of the rap group Public Enemy, he helped create politically and socially conscious hip hop music in the mid-1980s. ranked him at No. 9 on their list of the Top 50 MCs of Our Time,[2] while The Source ranked him at No. 12 on their list of the Top 50 Hip-Hop Lyricists of All Time.[3]

Chuck D The American Film Score Composer, Publisher, Record producer, Rapper, Musician Supports Palestine.

Chuck D The Public Enemy front man has spoken often of his support for Palestine and his opposition to Israeli policy toward it. He has even tweeted President Obama asking him to free the people there.

“Les propos de Professor Griff ont été sortis de leur contexte. Il s’agissait d’une discussion politique sur le conflit palestinien et une critique du gouvernement israélien. Nous, nous avons toujours dit que les races humaines étaient égales, mais nous ne contrôlons pas la presse.” Silence.[4]

“Professor Griff’s remarks were taken out of context. It was as a political discussion of the Palestinian conflict and criticism of the Israeli government, and we have always said that human races are equal but we do not control the press. ” Silence.

Also Ranked

#67 on Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President

#51 on The Greatest Rappers of All Time

#57 on The Best Rap Lyricists of All Time

#25 on The Greatest Rappers Who Are Already Dead[5]


  1. D, Chuck; Jah, Yusuf (2007). Chuck D: Lyrics of a Rap Revolutionary. Gardena, Calif.: Offda. ISBN 978-0-9749484-1-6.
  2. Adaso, Henry. “50 Greatest MCs of All Time”. About.
  3. “The Source: Top 50 Lyricists [Magazine Scans] – Genius”. Genius.
  4. Mortaigne, Véronique(). “Chuck D : le rap sans strass” . Le Monde
  5. Kohn, Daniel. “Rock Stars Who Would Make The Best President” The Ranker