Hip-hop pioneer, activist and artist Chuck D will release his first art book to showcase the art he created before, during and after his time with Public Enemy.
The frontman of legendary hip-hop group Public Enemy, which he co-founded with Flavor Flav in the ’80s, is releasing an art book live loud (Genesis).
Chuck D, the founder of one of the most famous hip-hop bands in the world, has brought all his talents together in a new art book live loud which is is scheduled for release in November 2022. The book fcontains curated drawings of some of his favorite people, Bob Dylan, Beastie Boys, Rolling Stones, Woody Guthrie, Nina Simone, Ice Cube and Run DMC.
The Michale Jordan of hip-hop, Chuck D shares, “We had a lot of hotel time on tour. While some chose to go to a club or the hotel bar, I turned my room into an art studio.”
Everything from oil paintings of 1950s baseball fields to pencil sketches of music icons has been exclusively curated. With over 300 artworks alongside a 13,000-word manuscript, Chuck D traces his musical and artistic career. Share insights and memories live loud will be an insightful art collection from one of hip-hop’s greatest minds.
In the last six years I have returned to art, combining all these elements in my work and still trying to change the world. That’s really what I want to do. My deepest thanks go to Genesis (editors) for giving me a place to display all of this through my artwork.’ – Chuck D
Coming soon: Livin’ Loud by @mrchuckd_pe. The pioneering hip-hop pioneer, activist and artist presents his first official art book featuring over 300 artworks, a new 13,000-word manuscript and a foreword by @tommorello.
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