Rapper Chuck D is this yr’s winner of the Woody Guthrie Prize, an award that acknowledges artists who communicate out for the much less lucky.
Chuck D turned into inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Reputation in 2013 as part of the groundbreaking hip-hop personnel Public Enemy. He’ll be honored at a ceremony in Tulsa on Nov. 16.
Woody Guthrie Center Director Deana McCloud famed that Guthrie turned into “a fighter for the oldsters.” She says Chuck’s D’s work has aligned with that message to “spend a aspect, fight the flexibility, and work for an even bigger world.”
Chuck D is the sixth recipient of the prize named for the Oklahoma native.
Previous recipients of the award embody John Mellencamp, Norman Lear, Kris Kristofferson, Mavis Staples and Pete Seeger.
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