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Chubb Rock Promo Shot 2013For Richard “Chubb Rock” Simpson, following his dream earned him four consecutive #1 rap singles in 1990 when he jumped “up on the scene with a lean and a hardcore dream.” Since then, he’s continued to perform internationally and segued into a successful radio career doing afternoon drive at New York’s “Power 105”, WBLS, SiriusXM radio and for the last two plus years in Atlanta as host of the highly popular “Diggin’ In The Crates” Show on 107.5 WAJM. In early 2011, Chubb left the hip hop mecca of New York City and made the move to Atlanta not just to be closer to family but to entrench himself into the plethora of opportunities in radio, TV and film.

Over the years, he’s also become quite the activist.  In the 90’s he was instrumental in raising AIDS awareness and worked extensively with prison programs.. Since arriving in Atlanta, he has not slowed down by any stretch of the imagination. If there is a community event, be it a health fair, back to school rally or feeding the homeless, there’s a high probability he’s in the mix.

Chubb and fans at 2013 Atlanta Jazz Festival

Chubb and fans at 2013 Atlanta Jazz Festival

His #1 public service priority is the Wounded Warrior Project. In 2012 Chubb spearheaded a drive to provide personal computers for military families in need to allow them to communicate with their loved ones.  Chubb says, “I’ve had the opportunity to safely travel the world. The troops guard and protect us while we do what we do, even during the nonsense. I want to be on the side of the people that do something.  More than 50% of our troops are African American and I am a fan of our troops. I love to bring fun to the bases and participate in programs for their kids who endure a great a stress which is often overlooked. When one goes to war, the entire family goes to war. “

He further hopes to follow the model of Bob Hope’s USO tours bringing fun and entertainment to military bases this starting this weekend at Fort Bragg.  During the tours he’ll also visit our courageous soldiers and their families in and out of the hospitals.

Chubb still tours with his “peeps” Big Daddy Kane, Monie Love and Slick Rick as time permits and on the last Saturday of the month, you can find him at Footprints in Atlanta with the legend, Kool DJ Red Alert.

107.5 WAJM Program Director, Derrick Harper sums it up adding “Chubb Rock is part of that movement of hip hop that actually cared about social ills and the community. I believe that his involvement with Wounded Warrior Project is a prime example of the work he continues to do in and for the community.”

As far as our soldiers on the frontline go, we definitely have to “treat ‘em right.”

L-R: The Talk's Sheryl Underwood, Chubb Rock, Gospel Superstar Yolanda Adams

L-R: The Talk’s Sheryl Underwood, Chubb Rock, Gospel Superstar Yolanda Adams

One Response

  1. Danny Mills

    Chubb Rock is coming to our base this Saturday. Ft. Bragg. I can’t wait, I’ve been waiting for this for weeks. It’s Incredible that he comes to us to give back. Keep it up Chubbster…