<span class="caption"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/news/image/Screen%20shot%202013-03-08%20at%2012.42.41%20PM.png?itok=fxf5jX80" width="480" height="351" alt="Bootsy Collins & Chuck D, photos by Michael Weintrob & Piero F Giunti" title="Bootsy Collins & Chuck D, photos by Michael Weintrob & Piero F Giunti" class="image-large" />Photos by Michael Weintrob & Piero F Giunti</span>
Join us for a very special conversation between legends Bootsy Collins and Chuck D on [Friday March 15 at 11:00AM in Room 18ABC](http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MP990547) of the Convention Center.
Bootsy Collins and Chuck D embody the power of African-American music to move audiences and change culture. Bootsy and his teenage band The Pacemakers were hired by James Brown in 1970 where they both enlivened Brown's sound and earned their touring stripes. He was a core member of George Clinton's P-Funk ensemble. His distinctive "Space Bass" style is a bedrock of funk sound. Chuck D leads rap legends Public Enemy, who brought social consciousness and sonic intensity to rap music. Among their classic records is the standout "It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back." PE continues to draw huge crowds worldwide and released two albums last year, including "The Evil Empire Of Everything." Chuck also runs the global hip hop community Rapstation.com. This joint appearance will bring two masters together for stories and inspiration.
[SXSW Conversation: Bootsy Collins & Chuck D](http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MP990547) <br>
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Room 18ABC <br>
Austin Convention Center <br>
This session open to all Music and Platinum badges and Artist wristbands