STEWdio: The Naphic Grovel ARTrilogy of Chuck D
Chuck D, Akashic Books, and BOOK.io are excited to offer the first eBook and Physical book bundle. With this full eBook, you will also be purchasing a physical box set of STEWdio. Of the physical books, 30 percent will feature Chuck D’s authentic signature. Readers will find out if they are the lucky recipients of these distinctive box sets when they acquire the digital book.
How it Works:
1. Mint this DEA eBook. If you received an eBook numbered between #000 – 074, you got a 1:1 digital cover and scored a signed version of the physical box set as well!
2. BOOK.io will airdrop a DEA redemption coupon with instructions to all holders in early November.
3. Follow the instructions inside the DEA coupon to redeem your physical book.
*Shipping and Handling is an additional cost at the time of physical redemption: $10
USD in the U.S. $90 USD internationally.
250 Numbered eBooks
106 Unique Cover Designs
75 1:1 Cover Designs
Price: 192 MATIC
Limit 3 per wallet
Equal chance at #0000 and #0001 which are included in the Mint
Each eBook costs 192 MATIC
When you purchase this DEA – it isn’t just a picture of a book cover, it’s the eBook in its entirety.
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Includes 4k hi-resolution printable book cover design.
Policy id: 0xE9e089eB57AFA3FfA4B1d31E3B1A52C38ba9ba9f
12 Unique Designs
x 8 Numbered eBooks
eBook Numbers 154 – 249
(38.40% of Supply)
11 Unique Designs
x 5 Numbered eBooks
eBook Numbers 99 – 153
(22% of Supply)
8 Unique Designs
x 3 Numbered eBooks
eBook Numbers 75 – 98
(9.60% of Supply)
75 Unique Designs
x 1 Numbered eBooks
eBook Numbers 0 – 74
(30% of Supply)
Legendary hip-hop artist and social activist Chuck D has used every opportunity in his groundbreaking career to stand up for civil rights. His rap group Public Enemy is widely regarded as a revolutionary act both in terms of its impact on hip-hop and its use of music to impart a message of race and class equality. The band emerged from the late 1970s/early ‘80s coalescence of rap, punk, and street art into hip-hop music culture on the East Coast. At the time, Chuck D had completed his BFA in graphic design, and while his music career exploded, his passion for visual art never left his heart.
In February 2020, he turned his gaze once again to the page, and began to fill three 5 x 8 journals with his written and drawn reflections of a world beginning to unravel. STEWdio: The Naphic Grovel ARTrilogy of Chuck D recreates format of his original art, combining three full-color paperback bound books into a beautiful box set. The box set is the inaugural offering from Enemy Books, the new Akashic Books imprinted curated by Chuck D.
Spanning the onset of COVID-19 through the first year of the Joe “Bye-Don” administration, Chuck D lends his powerful artistic voice to one of the most tumultuous periods in American history, and puts it in a capsule. Like the neo-expressionist graffiti art of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Chuck D’s energetic “Naphic Grovels” marry text with drawings, commenting on contemporary events with the same activist instinct that propelled Public Enemy’s “music-with-a-message” reputation. His inventive, Amiri Baraka–esque language and accompanying art is also occasionally used as a tool for introspection, providing unparalleled insight into one of the most important cultural figures of our time.
Each journal follows a distinct period in Chuck D’s (and America’s) life; There’s a Poison Goin On chronicles the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, from February–April 2020; 45 Daze of REaD Octobot follow the days leading up to and the aftermath of the historic 2020 election; and Datamber Mindpaper, which focuses on the early days of the Biden administration.
No song may be more reflective of 1980s America than Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power;” no document may come to capture our COVID era like Chuck D’s STEWdio.
Chuck D is the leader and co-founder of the legendary rap group Public Enemy, a social activist, multimedia producer, visual artist, and digital music pioneer. He has been featured in more than one hundred documentaries on music, technology, politics, and race, and cocurated the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap. He has also been a national spokesperson for Rock the Vote, the National Urban League, Americans for the Arts, and the National Alliance of African American Athletes. As part of Public Enemy, he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and earned a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the author of StewDio and Summer of Hamn. RAPilates: Body and Mind Conditioning in the Digital Age is his latest work.