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Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg mans up and apologizes to a living legend

Last month, the radio personality and P.E. frontman had some choice words for each other, but now, Rosenberg is waving the white flag.


On “The Realness” segment of his show this morning, the Hot 97 talk jock, apologizing for his previous statements that he made to Chuck less than a week after Summer Jam 2014. The Maryland native also said that “Fight The Power”, the theme song for Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing, was inspirational to his career.

After last month’s Summer Jam, which is sponsored by Hot 97, the founder of the legendary Public Enemy had this to say about the event;

The look on my face once I heard what a sloppy fiasco @hot97 in NYC has made of Hip Hop. #culturalcrime” -Chuck D on Twitter

Rosenberg replied in a video, stating, “Listen, Chuck, I respect the hell out of you, but you sir are trolling and you are above that. 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. 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.”

Let’s see if this is the end of their war of words.

-Sha Be Allah(@KingPenStatus)