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PBS's Soundbreaking: Hank Shocklee Explains How Recording a Song is Harder Than Turning on Your iPhone

David Hinckley | Posted 11.14.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

Frank Sinatra records would rarely be confused with Public Enemy records. But the thing to understand about record production, says Hank Shocklee, is ...

First Nighter: David Harrower's "Public Enemy" Doesn't Entirely Modernize Henrik Ibsen's "An Enemy of the People"

David Finkle | Posted 10.09.2016 | Arts
David Finkle

When the Pearl Theater Co. deciders chose to revive Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People in David Harrower's 2013 version--retitled Public Enemy--the...

Prophets of Rage: An Ironic Supergroup Making a Killing (In The Name Of)

Mark Carpowich | Posted 06.08.2016 | Entertainment
Mark Carpowich

Election-year politics getting you down? Fear not, music fans of America: a new supergroup featuring members of Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill is set to tour the country just as the 2016 presidential race gets into full swing.

Watch Flavor Flav Deliver The Weather Report In His Own Unique Way

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 03.06.2016 | Entertainment

You've never seen the weather report delivered like this before. Hip-hop star Flavor Flav stopped by FOX13 in Salt Lake City for an interview on Satur...

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: The Virginmarys Premiere Music Videos; Debunk the 'Punk is Dead' Myth

Jon Chattman | Posted 02.11.2017 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Punk music isn't dead - its legacy and spirit anyway. Neither is rock and roll. Tell yourself this. Look for it. Mainstream radio isn't playing it, se...

If The Content Is Dope, That's All That Matters

Alona Elkayam | Posted 02.08.2017 | Business
Alona Elkayam

It was July 2015, about six months before the Federal Trade Commission released their guidelines on native advertising, when I received this email bel...

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 10.30.2016 | 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 07.14.2016 | 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. ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...