After Chuck D condemned Hot 97 for the station’s recent Summer Jam event in a series of Tweets, on-air host Peter Rosenberg responded during a segment of The Realness. Asking the Public Enemy member what he’s doing to support Hip Hop, Rosenberg started out by saying that Chuck D is trolling.
“Listen, Chuck, I respect the hell out of you, but you sir are trolling and you are above that,” he said. “First of all, Chuck D has always hated radio. He hated WBLS and KISS when they were Black owned and now you hate Hot 97. Hip Hop’s doing pretty well. Last time I checked we had some amazing artists out there selling tons of albums. Last time I checked there are two tours selling out football stadiums with Hip Hop. Not too bad. Now is Hip Hop perfect? Absolutely not. But was it perfect when Chuck D was active in the game? Absolutely not.
“Lastly two things and this first one’s gonna upset some people,” he went on. “Chuck D, no one elected you president of Hip Hop. We love you, you’re a father of this game. You contributed. But we did not elect you president of this culture. No one owns Hip Hop. I don’t own Hip Hop. Ebro doesn’t own Hip Hop. Hot 97 doesn’t own Hip Hop. It’s a collective culture and we all do our best to support it. Speaking of which, last thing, Chuck, what are you doing to support this culture besides Tweeting confusing messages in 140 characters or less. Are you going out to shows? ‘Cause we’re all at shows booking new artists every single day. Working with them. Getting them on the festival stage, getting them on the main stage, and building artists. What are you doing? ‘Cause if all you’re doing is trolling on Twitter, you ain’t doing that much.”
Last night and into today, Chuck D responded on Twitter.
Some cats said I was 'trolling'.? Hmm.if so ..Trolling vs Controlling is warranted.Tell them they better get better with WORDS to come at me
& It pours out of pores like poison.I attack a 'behavior & Nword'& its exPEcted that some $pitBACK venom like Im breaking a heroin addiction
Trolling is when a person anonymously hides behind a avatar splashing. You know the name & most of what I believe is signed with it. ..
HipHop doesn't need a President. It needs ...Socialism.
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD)
HipHop doesn't need a President. It needs ...Socialism.— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) June 10, 2014
Previously, Chuck D invited Peter Rosenberg and the Hot 97 station to an event next month at the Mosque No. 7 in Harlem.