Public Enemy performs at Dayton woman’s wedding

Belmont graduate — former rapper — weds Public Enemy member. Chuck D. toasts the couple.

A band that has been fighting the power for more than three decades performed for the first time in four years at a Dayton woman's wedding.

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It makes sense. The groom was a member of Public Enemy.

Robin Dugger and Norman "DJ Terminator X" Rogers were married Saturday, Nov. 17 at Residence Park Church of Christ, 4328 Hoover Ave. in  Dayton.

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Rapper and activist Chuck D. toasted the couple, Dugger said.

SW1 member James “Brother James” Norman was a groomsman.

Flavor Flav,  DJ Lord, Khari WynnSammy Sam and all other  members of  the band except Professor Griff and two S1W members attended the wedding and reception at Country Club of the North in Beavercreek, Dugger, now Robin Rogers, said.

The band, the groom included, reunited for the first time since 2017, Chuck D. said in a Twitter exchange with this news organization. 
The band performed "Rebel Without a Pause," "911 Is a Joke," "Don't Believe the Hype,"and "Fight the Power."

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Dugger, a Belmont High School graduate, was a featured artist on DJ Terminator X’s 1991 song “Homey Don't Play Dat” as part of the duo Bonnie 'N' Clyde.

Credit: Photo courtesy of Robin Dugger

Credit: Photo courtesy of Robin Dugger

Romance was not even an option for the pair back then.

“He was with someone else. I was with someone else,” said Dugger, a Toledo native raised in Dayton.

Credit: Photo courtesy of Robin Dugger

Credit: Photo courtesy of Robin Dugger

Dugger next saw Rogers in passing in Los Angeles in 2013 when he and the rest of Public Enemy were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Sparks didn’t fly until November 2017 when Rogers contacted Dugger to say he would be performing in Michigan.

A manufacturing worker for 22 years, Dugger was working at a plant in Flint, Mich. at the time and took the opportunity to reconnect with Rogers.

The romance was sealed.

“He wasn’t going to let me go, and I wasn’t going to let him go,” Dugger said. “We have been inseparable since.”

Dugger is now an assembly line manager at Ford’s Sharonville plant. Rogers, who was raised in Columbus, now lives in North Carolina.

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The pair, both members of Residence Park Church, is trying to decide where to settle.

Dugger said marriage was far from her mind before Rogers came along.

“We both say it is nothing but God,” she said of the union.

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Credit: Screen grab of Flavor Flav's Instagram page

Credit: Screen grab of Flavor Flav's Instagram page

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