Donald Trump's election in November startled the largely liberal music industry, making it reckon with the prospect of an administration that contradicts many of its values. Billboard asked a group of industry players to discuss how they might best cope with a Trump presidency: Chuck D, 56, the firebrand leader of Public Enemy and member of the rap-rock supergroup Prophets of Rage; 75-year-old folk-rock icon David Crosby; WWPR (Power 105.1) DJ and New York radio fixture Angie Martinez, 45; and 28-year-old female Roc Nation rapper Rapsody.
What were your first thoughts when Trump was elected?
Chuck D: Anything is possible. I was more surprised when Trump beat out all those other Republicans. Hillary Clinton had as much going against her as Trump did, in different ways.