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Chuck D suing production company over Public Enemy film rights – report

Chuck D is reportedly suing a production company over the story rights to a film about Public Enemy.
According to editors at TMZ, the frontman of the politically conscious hip-hop group allegedly agreed to make a documentary with Alt House Productions’ about Spectrum City, the group he was a member of before forming Public Enemy in 1982.
Spectrum City was formed in the early eighties after Chuck, real name Carlton Ridenhour and Flavor Flav, also known as William Drayton, met at Long Island’s Adelphi University.
Alt House is preventing another production company Chuck has teamed up with to make a separate film about Public Enemy, claiming that it already holds the rights to Chuck D and Public Enemy’s story.
Chuck has reportedly confirmed in legal documents that he signed an amendment in his deal with Alt House that included a clause about his “life story”. However, TMZ reports the Fight The Power rapper claims he didn’t have a lawyer present and wasn’t aware of what he was signing.
The 56-year-old’s lawsuit is allegedly attempting to block Alt House from securing the film rights to his and Public Enemy’s story.

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