Keith Shocklee & Studdah Man
Keith Shocklee, dj Wizard K-Jee, is a co-founding member of Public Enemy’s influential production group, The Bomb Squad. Rolling Stone named Shocklee “one of the greatest producers in hip-hop” for the innovative and legendary albums “It Takes a Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back” and “Fear of a Black Planet.” Shocklee co-wrote and produced the iconic song, “Fight the Power,” which was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2018. Public Enemy’s body of work is included in the prestigious Library of Congress, as well as the Smithsonian Museum of African American History, for its influence on culture. In addition to earning five Grammy nominations, Public Enemy was the fourth hip-hop act to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.
Studdah started from the ground up, driving a Winnebago during the Anthrax/Public Enemy tours for Chuck D’s rap group known as the Young Black Teenagers which featured DJ Skribble and Kamron. But by 1994, he was working on the Public Enemy album, “Muse Sick-n-Hour Mess Age,” including co-writing and co-producing the biggest hit off of that album and Public Enemy’s highest charting single on the Billboard Hot 100, “Give It Up.” Studdah went on to run Chuck D’s record label, SLAMjamz, while managing and producing albums for artists on the roster, including Chuck D’s solo projects.