Carlton Douglas Ridenhour , 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. Ridenhour was born in Queens, New York. After graduating from Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School, he went to Adelphi University on Long Island to study graphic design. He is the son of Lorenzo Ridenhour. Upon hearing Ridenhour's demo track "Public Enemy Number One", fledgling producer/upcoming music-mogul Rick Rubin insisted on signing him to his Def Jam...
|Birthdate:||August 1, 1960|
|Birthplace:||Queens, New York|
|Education:||Adelphi University, Roosevelt High School|
|Also known as:||Carl Ryder, Carlton D. Ridenhour, Carlton Douglas Ridenhour|