Chuck D of Public Enemy at Way Out West 2013 in Gothenburg, Sweden
name: Chuck D
background: Solo singer
birth name: Carlton Douglas Ridenhour
birth date: 1/8/1960, 53 years
Carlton Douglas Ridenhour (born August 1, 1960), better known by his stage name Chuck D, is an American rapper, author, and producer. He helped create politically and socially conscious rap music in the mid-1980s as the leader of the rap group Public Enemy. About.com ranked him #9 on their list of the Top 50 MCs of Our Time, while The Source ranked him #12 on their list of the Top 50 Hip-Hop Lyricists of All Time.