Chuck D is never at a loss for words. The Public Enemy mastermind has built an impenetrable career by crafting them into revolutionary statements in songs like “Fight the Power” and “By The Time I Get to Arizona.”
On Thursday, April 21, that all changed when it was announced beloved artist and icon Prince Rogers Nelson had passed away at the age of 57. All of a sudden, Chuck D found himself tongue-tied, Tweeting: “I’m a man of words. I’m kinda speechless on losing #Prince…it’s like the Earth is missing a note. Little to say-only thing to do is play.”
As the world continues to reel from the sudden death of Prince, investigators are still trying to piece together exactly what happened during his final hours.