Chuck D unveils new book at Schomburg Center

25 January 2023

In an exciting first public unveiling of his new book, Livin’ Loud, Chuck D joined guests Monday night at the Schomburg Center in Harlem for a post-screening conversation about the PBS/BBC documentary, Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World. Attendees were given the first chance to view and purchase the book ahead of its February 7 release.

Livin’ Loud features over 250 of his paintings, sketches and drawings, and includes an illuminating written commentary in which Chuck D reveals his early experiences growing up in the turbulent era of the sixties, shaped by the prevailing civil rights and anti -wartime emotions. He continues to share his journey into the world of hip-hop, a genre that he helped curate, cut through and shape.

‘I was already expressing my political point of view through my art and graphics, so the bridge to music was a natural next step. At first I expressed myself with my head and my hands, and then later with my voice.’ – Chuck D

Copies of the signed restricted Collector and Deluxe editions containing signed prints and a reproduction sketchbook are still available at the pre-release price. click here to secure your copy. The hardback bookstore version is available via:

All four episodes of ‘Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World’ are currently available for UK viewers on BBC iPlayer, with the series premiering on PBS on January 31st for US viewers.

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