Chuck D. Joins Songwriting Luminaries As Latest Recipient Of “Woodie Guthrie Prize”

Public Enemy frontman Chuck D. is going to be honored for his dedication to the African-American community and social justice overall.

(AllHipHop News) Public Enemy frontman Chuck D. will receive a prestigious honor for his lengthy career as an activist and outstanding lyricist.

Chuck will be on hand to accept the 2019 Woody Guthrie Prize to acknowledge his music, writing, and dedication to social justice throughout his career.

Woody Guthrie was an American songwriter/ folk musician/political activist from Oklahoma, who created enduring songs like “This Land is Your Land.”

The rapper will join the likes of notable songwriters like Mavis Staples, Kris Kristofferson, Mavis Staples, and Pete Seeger, who are among the past recipients of the Woody Guthrie Prize.

“Woody was a fighter for the people, and Chuck D’s message has consistently aligned with Woody’s: choose a side, fight the power and work for a better world,” said Deana McCloud, director of the Woody Guthrie Center. “We are honored to recognize Chuck’s work as he shines a light on social and cultural issues through his words and encourages us all to take action for equality and justice. We know that Woody would be rapping right alongside him as he speaks truth to power.”

Chuck D will accept the Woodie Guthrie Prize on November 16 at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma.