Chuck D, the front man and leader of the veteran hip-hop group Public Enemy, is turning 53…and shows no signs of slowing down.
Chuck’s deep, baritone, booming voice commanded attention as it rang out over the microphone on such hits as “Shut ‘Em Down” and “Black Steel In The Hour of Chaos.” It was that voice that truly brought the words of the 90’s hit song, “Fight The Power,” to life.
By the way, Chuck is not just a rapper, he’s also an advocate for health…and here’s what he has to say about how to stay healthier…
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Chuck, along with others from the hip hop community, launched the Hip Hop Health Summit in 2009. The goal was to inform the hip hop community about better ways to live a healthier, longer life.
Chuck D takes these health lessons to heart, particularly to protect one of his most valuable assets: his voice.
Here are some of Chuck’s tips:
1. Drink water to keep your body well hydrated, and avoid alcohol and caffeine. Your vocal cords vibrate very fast, and having a proper water balance helps keep them lubricated. Important note: foods containing large amounts of water are excellent hydration-conscious snacks, including apples, pears, watermelon, peaches, melons, grapes, plums and bell peppers.