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Public Enemy

Public Enemy Fan Gives Rappers A Ride To Show After Their Taxi Bails

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 12.01.2015 | Entertainment

Believe the hype: A Public Enemy fan scored the selfie of a lifetime when the hip-hop legends found themselves without a ride to their concert and he...

The Empire Strikes Back (or Fear of a Black Planet)

Michael W. Waters | Posted 10.30.2015 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

Whenever empire responds to radical change, the response is always brutal. As our nation continues to bear witness to gross atrocities committed against Black bodies and Black minds, it is clear that our nation is witnessing the brutalities that accompany the striking back of an empire.

Iggy Pop Still Awesome: Iceland's ATP Music Festival

Shawn Forno | Posted 07.14.2015 | Entertainment
Shawn Forno

Iggy Pop. Public Enemy. Belle and Sebastian. And that was just night one of Iceland's three-day ATP Music Festival, which proves that the greats became legends for a reason.

The 20 Greatest Movie Songs Robbed of Oscar Nominations

Xaque Gruber | Posted 04.24.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Fifty years ago, Shirley Bassey's Goldfinger, arguably the greatest James Bond theme of all, and one of the most explosive musical compositions in the history of cinema missed winning the Academy Award for Best Song -- in fact, it missed a nomination altogether.

A Few Words With the Lord

Christian Josi | Posted 04.08.2015 | Entertainment
Christian Josi

Public Enemy's 'unfuckwitable' DJ talks spreading his wings with Eat The Rat and life with the PE crew.

My Conversation with Chuck D

Tavis Smiley | Posted 11.05.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

With his new solo digital album, The Black in Man, he continues to confront the conflicts and frustrations so many in this country face.

11 Songs You Won't Believe Are Samples Of James Brown's Music

Posted 06.12.2014 | Black Voices

James Brown’s innovative style, stage presence, and artistry have penetrated through pop culture and influenced legions of fans through the years. ...

Flavor Flav Snags A Plea Deal

AP | KEN RITTER | Posted 04.18.2014 | Black Voices

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Entertainer Flavor Flav pleaded guilty Monday to reduced charges and was sentenced to probation and more counseling in a Las Vegas ...

Public Enemy Takes Philadelphia Back

Posted 09.02.2013 | Entertainment

Public Enemy played a highly anticipated set at Jay Z's Made in America Festival on Saturday, bringing their brand of oldschool hip hop and political ...

Nine Rock Songs That Should Have Been Sung by Somebody Else

John K. Herr | Posted 10.11.2013 | Entertainment
John K. Herr

Who killed rock-n-roll? The question will keep forensic scientists busy until Axl Rose is cloned and does it right this time.

Flavor Flav Rips Jay-Z, Drake, Nicki Minaj

Posted 08.02.2013 | Entertainment

Flavor Flav has long established himself as a rapper, reality-TV star and restaurateur, but now he's taken it upon himself to be a music critic, too. ...

When a Rapper's Actions Speak Louder Than His Words -- A Tribute to Yasiin Bey's Bravery

Kanene Holder | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
Kanene Holder

While most rappers shoot videos with beautiful women, fancy cars and jewels, Bey was strapped up, held down and gagging as a feeding tube was inserted up his nose.

Which Song Had The Most Impact On Black Culture?

Posted 06.06.2013 | Black Voices

There's no doubt that music is a form of self-expression. And many artists not only use the recording booth as a hit-making platform, but also as a me...

Jason Linkins

Trey Radel Will Battle Marco Rubio For Florida Republican Lawmaker Hip-Hop Supremacy | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

Florida, somehow, is becoming the state that produces more Republican lawmakers with a professed love of the hip-hop music than any other state. By wh...

Honorary Doctorate Recipient

Posted 05.13.2013 | Black Voices

While his Public Enemy cohort, Flavor Flav is currently embroiled in legal drama, Chuck D (born Carlton Douglas Ridenhour) is set to ahcieve another p...

Flavor Flav Pleads Not Guilty

Posted 05.13.2013 | Black Voices

It seems the clock around Flavor Flav's neck is ticking, as he'll soon have to face the felony assault with a weapon and child endangerment charges re...

Backstage at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Zorianna Kit | Posted 06.26.2013 | Celebrity
Zorianna Kit

Earlier this month musicians such as Heart, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Rush, Lou Adler and Quincy Johns were inducted in to the 28th Annual Rock and ...

Flavor Flav Faces Conflict With Hall Of Fame Induction

AP | KEN RITTER | Posted 06.18.2013 | Black Voices

LAS VEGAS -- Flavor Flav has a new court date in Las Vegas that doesn't interfere with his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. A judge on ...

Public Enemy's Chuck D: Digital Distribution Is the Future

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.16.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

Public Enemy hip hop sensation Chuck D stops by the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus at SXSW 2013 to talk about being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, his Evil vs Heroes instrumental album, and the new digital label for independent artists, SpitDigital.

Rush, Public Enemy Among Rock Hall Of Fame Noms

AP | CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 09.30.2013 | Entertainment

-- Rush, Deep Purple, Public Enemy and N.W.A. are among the group of first-time nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They join returnees Hea...

Chuck D Headlines 'Rap Sessions' At Columbia

Posted 09.13.2012 | Chicago

One of the rap world's foremost names will be in Chicago Thursday for a unique event addressing how today's political climate has impacted politically...

NPR Intern Summons Internet Storm With Review Of Old Public Enemy Album

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 07.19.2012 | College

Members of the Internet community, including The Roots' drummer ?uestlove, came to the defense of classic hip-hop and remonstrated an NPR intern with ...

The English Beat's Audio Exclusive, Plus Conversations With Cory Chisel and Introducing Little Ruckus' Dominic Rabalais

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.01.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


WATCH: Treasure Island Music Festival Lineup Revealed

Aaron Sankin | Posted 06.27.2012 | San Francisco

On Tuesday morning, Another Planet Entertainment released the full lineup for the 2012 Treasure Island Music Festival, and it's a doozy. This year's h...

Hip Hop Pioneers Public Enemy Headline Detroit's Movement Electronic Music Festival

Kelly Frazier | Posted 07.18.2012 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

With two albums set for this year and a major tour, Public Enemy is set to headline Detroit's annual Movement Electronic Music Festival this Memorial Day weekend at Hart Plaza.