PE were one of the groups slotted to perform at the 2013 HangOut Music Fest which is going down on the beaches of Gulf Shores, AL. Above is video footage of their intro before Chuck D, DJ Lord and Flava Flav Shut It Down live on stage. Professor Griff was also in the building.
LL Cool J assembles some of hip-hop’s biggest legends with the announcement of the Kings Of The Mic Tour starring himself, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, and De La Soul. The 26-stop nationwide trek is set to kick off on May 23 at the Ava Amphitheater in Tucson, Arizona. The tour includes stops in Vegas, San Francisco, Atlanta, New York City, and Houston, before ending off at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans on July 5. Hit the jump for the complete tour schedule.
Public Enemy put together a collection of live performance footage with a visual for “Get Up Stand Up” featuring Brother Ali off the legendary rap duo’s Evil vs. Heroes album out on iTunes right now.
While N.W.A didn’t make the final cut, the legendary group will be immortalized next year alongside the likes of Randy Newman (love that guy), Donna Summer, Rush and more. The 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will air on HBO on May 18th, but the official ceremony kicks off Thursday, April 18, at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre.
Clap for them, dopeheads. They deserve it.
… and I think it’s safe for me to assume that every person who visits this site is rooting for the two legendary groups to be elected to its 2013 class, especially considering that they’re the only two hip hop acts eligible. As such, in December the RRHOF is now allowing fans to vote alongside the typically stodgy industry types, so if you actually would like to see the authors of Straight Outta Compton and It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back stand next to Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Run-D.M.C. and the Beastie Boys, you can actually help. Hell, while we’re at it, let’s try to get Eric B. & Rakim in there as well. Rolling Stone.
I meant to post this a week or so back when Public Enemy’s new album Most Of My Heroes Still Don’t Appear On No Stamp was released. Thankfully my man Zeke came through with a reminder as this is some revolutionary shit and shouldn’t be overlooked.
The legendary crew (yes, we even include Flavor Flav in those discussions too) are dropping a new album, Most Of My Heroes Still Don’t Appear On No Stamp, tomorrow. This clip is a part of the ammo that is the album.
Now this is kind of interesting. The mouth of P.E. – who’s also a gifted artist in his own right – teamed up with creative team SceneFour for his first venture into fine art for this limited run of piece inspired by the legislative events that have gone down in Arizona called “By The Time I Got To Arizona.” Limited to 300 pieces, this artwork is their visual representation of the effects of the controversial immigration legislation. You can check out TheArtOfChuckD for more information. Dopeness.
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Blitz and the Embassy Ensemble linked up with Public Enemy and rocked Summerstage at Rumsey Playfield this past weekend.
New single from Chuck D and company. This reminds me that I gotta pick up another copy of Fear Of a Black Planet, as mine is shot to shit.
On November 18th, Virgin Mobile brought Public Enemy to D.C. for a good cause to celebrate the three year anniversary of National Homeless Awareness Month designated by Congress through the efforts of the RE*Generation, Virgin Mobile’s charity arm. Proceeds from the event went to benefiting homeless youth, helping them keep warm, and giving back to the Sasha Bruce House, where a young person who needs a place to stay – for any reason – can find a home here.
Virgin Mobile sponsored an early Thanksgiving dinner at the Sasha Bruce House with Public Enemy, with a tour of the shelter and participated in a Q&A session with the kids and press.
Once they finished, they proceeded to George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium in true Public Enemy style, on the back of a flat bed truck, livening up the mood by giving a small performance on the streets of D.C. before taking the stage for one unforgettable night.
“Don’t believe the hype. Just because everyone says the economy’s coming back doesn’t mean that homeless kids don’t need a place to sleep and keep warm.” – Flavor Flav of Public Enemy
That’s the smartest thing Flavor Flav has said in… ever. Is that really saying much, though?