Chuck D Quotes

Chuck D Quotes: People aren't going to support an artist just because they have an audio file. They have to feel a real connection.
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Chuck D Quote: Some artists are told what to like and told definitions of what the music business is. That's a problem. Music is artistry, and you want your music heard, your act known. But artists don't know. They are ignorant the minute they sign a contract.
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Quotes about Chuck D: What made me want to become a recording artist; I was the first artist that was repeatedly asked by a label to record with them. That label was Def Jam Records.
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Quote about Chuck D: I became tired of submitting my art to a panel of corporate strategists who decide if it meets their standard of what gets into stores or not. It was quite simple for me: they act like judge and jury of my art, and that is unacceptable. I wanted to give it right to the public.
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Chuck D Sayings: My daughter's 19. I'm not asking her to develop as an artist. I'm just asking her to develop as a full person, human being.
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Chuck D Saying: I want to always move forward with everything I am doing. So, I do the radio show, speak at universities and other social institutions all around the world, appear on TV, and continue to create music all in the hope to keep the struggle alive.
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Sayings about Chuck D: In the past, people were going to record stores and buying albums or CDs. And the label was exposing their artist as much as possible and maybe getting them picked up by a major. Now I tell people to cut a good tune and have it up in the marketplace the next day. You better be prepared to give it away, and people will come pay to see you.
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Saying about Chuck D: I'm a multi-tasker. I was down with that stuff before they invented the term.
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Chuck D Quotes: It ain't this big I, little You. Music is to be shared. Music is not a hustle. [Hip hop's become] cultural stripmining [by the major labels]. Some people get into this music to make a killing but music is a way to make a living.
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Chuck D Quote: Once you think bigger than yourself then the cause becomes the issue if you think on a higher plain you can come together to work on our problems.
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