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EXCLUSIVE: Jay Electronica Was Going To Bring Out Chuck D To Call Out Peter Rosenberg At Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival (VIDEO)

(AllHipHop News) Jay Electronica stunned the Hip Hop community when he brought up Jay Z for his Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival performance on July 12th. According to the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival’s Executive Director Wes Jackson in our EXCLUSIVE interview, Jay Electronica had another scheduled guest that would have incited a different type of media frenzy.

In the middle of June, Rosenberg engaged in a Twitter war with Public Enemy’s Chuck D and claimed he was a “Twitter troll” and that “no one elected you President of Hip Hop.” On July 3rd, Jay Electronica sent out a Twitter message (that has since been deleted) that stated Rosenberg owed Chuck D an apology and “we are gonna see to it that he gets it. Publicly.” Rosenberg gave that apology three days later on Hot 97, but according to Wes Jackson, Jay Electronica had a plan to get that apology one way or another:

You know who the other guest was supposed to be that Jay Electronica was going to bring out was Chuck D. He was going to call out [Peter] Rosenberg on that stage. Maybe Jay [Electronica] didn’t want me to say that but I know that was what they were working on, because he felt, Jay Electronica, you look at his tweets I think when he came up from rehearsing for the show he looked and saw Rosenberg going at Chuck D.

On January 13th, Outkast announced their return to performing with a scheduled 40-festivals tour. None of the dates on Outkast’s festival tour were for distinctly Hip Hop festivals and according to Jackson, Governor’s Ball locked up Outkast for the entire region:

I can understand the paper they were paying them were much longer than I can ever come up with. But, it’s like how you playing an EDM festival and not the Hip Hop festival and you’re a Hip Hop group? There’s this sense  of capitulation of like, ‘We rather be on Rolling Stone than AllHipHop. What? I get it on one level, but on another level it’s kind of shameful. That we are still…Black people have this sickness that we want to be accepted by MTV, Hot 97, Governor’s Ball, Coachella, Bonaroo. But they don’t love us.

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  • Markus

    I don’t believe that Chuck D would’ve went up on stage and dissed Rosenberg. He has too much class for that and I don’t see him responding during a concert to the comments sent his way when he’s man enough to engage him in an intelligent exchange in person.

    • Keith N.

      But they had an entire debate about it on Twitter.

      • Markus

        Chuck blasted Hot97 as a whole for its practices and mentioned Ebro and Rosenberg in that for their roles in the decline of music and their main annual venue, Summer Jam. They responded by calling him an internet troll and accusing him of wanting attention to promote something of his. They reacted incorrectly.

  • jd

    Feel his point on Outkast but they are beloved by everyone. And you go where the cash is also. But I feel his point. But there is still time to do one.

  • Brindle

    Outkast gets a pass to do what they want… Look at all the white sh!t Public Enemy performs at, no one complains

  • game213

    This whole rosenberg and chuck d thing has been made a huge deal for nothing. What did rosenberg say that was so disrespectful? He called chuck d a troll and said he does more for hiphop now than chuck d does now (which is true) but of course coming from a white jewish guy and talking to such an iconic respectable rap figure like chuck d no one is willing to admit that. But regardless whats so bad and disrespectful about him saying that, people are acting like he went donald sterling or michael richards on black people. Those same things he said could have been said by charlamgne and I bet it wont be a big deal at all and instead people will say charlamagne keeping it real as usual.

    • DJ7

      Nope! Won’t co sign this bullsh*t statement…Rosenberg doing more for hip hop now then….maaaaaaan shut that dumb sh*t up immediately

      • Action Ant

        All respect to the legend… But Chuck D should’ve put that same energy into diss’n flava flav when he pretty much used the PE name to make a bullsh*t reality show(s) and sell fried chicken.

      • game213

        Rosenberg puts on underground and dope rappers and mc’s. he is out supporting unkown dope rappers at concerts and showcasings and plays their records on hot 97 a major radio station that only plays pop rap and only major artists but during his slot he plays dope rap music from unknown rappers. even during the morning show he still constantly shouts out new and upcoming mc’s out. So how is rosenberg not doing more for hip hop than chuck d now?

    • Kweli

      I hate it when people play the white devil’s advocate.

  • Tyfromthechi

    It didn’t happen so y is this news and outkast going for the cash these dudes went diamond they beloved by everyone im sick of blacks dividing our race calling people sell outs because they not doing strictly hiphop festivals blacks are the most racist sometimes

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  • Fuck boy killer

    Stop complaining about Outkast not doing Hip Hop festivals. They just did the BET Experience with Rick Ross and A$AP Rocky at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

    • Judah Nazayar

      man..this is like talib kweli making songs wid gucci mayne= ill never buy or listen to that nigga again

      • Judah Nazayar

        and mack maine…

      • Fuck boy killer

        Don’t cry to me about what you hate. I got to the show late and skipped those clowns.

  • Immortal

    “We rather be on Rolling Stone than AllHipHop”…..who wouldn’t want to be if you can read above a fifth grade level. At least they have editors to proofread the articles before they’re posted. As far as Outcast goes, you sound butthurt that you couldn’t get them and get some of that money yourself. Chuck D doesn’t need a platform to express his views…he IS the platform and it’s well respected. I might not agree with all that he speaks of, but he comes across as intelligent, well informed, and ready for a debate. Jay E wasn’t doing anything spectacular by attempting to bring him out. I’d listen to P.E. over Jay E anyways.

    • 5% Hov

      Leave our site. Just leave.

      • Immortal

        Uh yeah…I’m right on that.

      • 5% Hov


  • Judah Nazayar

    UMMMMM. OUTKAST IS SELLING THAT RUMP??? Lemme find me out these two was coonin. One of them be rocking a Perm= straight nigga failure shit.
    But them niggas make oh so good music. Love below= too freaking classic
    *i think im in looooove, looooove again.. stank u ..very much*= Jeez.. too dope

  • 5% Hov

    SO wait…. hiphop didn’t start with the Slim Shady LP???

    Nah son … these haters lying…

  • Jdilla2982 .

    To call outkast just a Hiphop group is insulting…if anybody ever really listened to outkast they know their music is just more than that…Stankonia proved that