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Stream Public Enemy Man Plans God Laughs

A few weeks ago, Public Enemy announced that they would release a new album today, and they’ve delivered: It’s called Man Plans God Laughs, and it’s the rap group’s thirteenth. Their last record was 2012’s The Evil Empire Of Everything. In an interview with Maxim, Chuck D described the record as “a comment about the… More »

By: James Rettig / July 15, 2015 - 5:51 pm

AFROPUNK Announces Inaugural Atlanta Festival With D’Angelo, Flying Lotus, Death Grips, Santigold, Danny Brown

The inaugural AFROPUNK Atlanta Festival will take place Saturday, 10/3 and Sunday, 10/4 at Atlanta’s Central Park. The festival will have notable performances from D’Angelo and The Vanguard, Flying Lotus, Santigold, Death Grips, Trash Talk, Twin Shadow, Danny Brown, and so many more. With this lineup, it’s bound to be impressive. More »

By: Misha Sesar / July 7, 2015 - 4:11 pm

Public Enemy Announce Deluxe It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back & Fear Of A Black Planet Reissues

Today, Public Enemy announced that they will be reissuing deluxe editions of both 1988’s It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back and 1990’s Fear Of A Black Planet, which will include quite a few exclusive add-ons, including rare bonus mixes, instrumental re-workings, and essays by both Questlove of the Roots and Andre… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / October 30, 2014 - 1:17 pm

Watch Public Enemy Do “Public Enemy No. 1″ With The Roots On Fallon

1987’s “Public Enemy No. 1″ was the first single from Long Island’s Public Enemy. The group recorded the track before they got explicitly political, but its blaring, needling synth line laid the groundwork for the chaotic noise that the group would soon bring. Last night, to help promote a bigass Def Jam anniversary box set,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 17, 2014 - 9:43 am

Photos: Made In America 2013

The second annual Budweiser Made In America festival, which is curated by Jay-Z, took place over the weekend in Philadelphia with performances by Phoenix, Beyoncé, HAIM, Dairrhea Planet, Kendrick Lamar, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Nine Inch Nails, who covered Johnny Cash (LOL jk). Check out Luis Ruiz photos from the fest in the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 3, 2013 - 5:04 pm

Hangout 2013 Saturday: Tom Petty, Kendrick Lamar, Public Enemy, & More

The Hangout organizers presumably intend the word “Hangout” to be read with leisurely fellowship in mind, and certainly that matches the vibe here in Gulf Shores. But one passable alternate reading is “hang out” as in “Letting it all hang out,” as in my bare gut protruding across my belt line, as in eating something… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 19, 2013 - 3:24 pm

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame 2013 Inductees: Rush, Public Enemy, Heart

As we all know, there’s nothing more relevant than the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. How else would we remember and recognize the greatness of bands like Led Zeppelin, the Beatles, and the Clash if not for such an institution? And what better captures rock and roll’s spirit of youthful defiance than the HardMore »

By: Michael Nelson / December 11, 2012 - 3:11 pm

Public Enemy, Rush, N.W.A. Nominated For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Earlier today, Rolling Stone announced that Albert King, Chic, Deep Purple, Donna Summer, Heart, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Kraftwerk, the Marvelettes, the Meters, N.W.A., Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Procul Harum, Public Enemy, Randy Newman and Rush have been nominated to enter the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2013. This year will be… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 4, 2012 - 8:54 am

Public Enemy – “Get It In” (Feat. Bumpy Knuckles)

Public Enemy are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, an occasion they plan to announce by releasing two conceptually linked, crowd-funded albums called Most Of My Heroes Don’t Appear On No Stamp and The Evil Empire Of Everything. The first thing that we’ve heard from either album is “Get It In,” a defiantly funky collaboratio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 12, 2012 - 5:39 pm

Movement Electronic Music Festival 2012 In Photos

Over the long weekend Detroit hosted the Movement Electronic Music Festival, an event that featured people like Public Enemy, Major Lazer, SBTRKT, Araabmuzik and many more in the city’s Hart Plaza. Chris Atto was there to document. This gallery’s a little more scenery-heavy than usual, which is because some of the images make the fest… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 30, 2012 - 9:24 am

ATP NJ Sunday: Public Enemy Rock The Crowd, Rap With Portishead

The original idea behind Public Enemy’s set in the Asbury Park convention hall was that they’d play their landmark 1990 album Fear Of A Black Planet in full, for the first time ever. Well, they did that. But because of Mogwai’s last-minute cancellation of their entire North American tour, P.E. ended up having to do… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 3, 2011 - 8:26 am

Unlocked Kurt Cobain Sings Bon Jovi In Guitar Hero 5

Not to mention Bush, Megadeth, and Public Enemy. Last week we reported that the Nirvana frontman has been licensed as a videogame character, complete with Daniel Johnston t-shirt. Frances Bean’s rent isn’t gonna pay itself, ya know? The game, Guitar Hero 5, was released yesterday and now we know that you can unlock Kurt i… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 2, 2009 - 2:20 am

Street Scene 2009 In Photos

Some 30,000 people over two days crammed into the six-block area in San Diego’s East Village that hosted the 25th annual Street Scene this past weekend. That’s a strong number, albeit down from last year when people weren’t scrambling for money to put food on their families. Still, those who made it witnessed a righteou… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 1, 2009 - 3:12 pm

Virgin Mobile FreeFest 2009 In Photos

Indeed, this year’s Virgin Mobile Festival was totally free, and Richard Branson’s attempt to “put a smile on people’s faces” totally worked. Aside from those grumbling about the long lines for admission, because everybody loves complaining about something. The day featured sets from a reunited Blink-182, Weezer, Wale, and made for some fantastic scheduling whe… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 31, 2009 - 2:16 pm

Indie Rockers Play Dress-Up For The New York Times

Coachella is already the most fashionable of the summer festivals by virtue of its proximity to Los Angeles, so this year the NYT ran with the glam, taking a bagful of high fashion garments and draping them on a bunch of rock stars for a fun little photo gallery. The spread runs in this week’… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 17, 2009 - 2:54 pm

Coachella 2009: Cure, MBV, Antony Assault The Sound System

Surprise, it wasn’t My Bloody Valentine’s 15-minute aural assault “You Made Me Realise” that caused Sunday’s biggest audio mishap. Organizers cut the speakers during the Cure’s “Fire In Cairo” (two songs into a third encore) only to watch the band play three more songs before the power was killed completely, forcing Robert & Co. to… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 20, 2009 - 3:29 pm

Bonnaroo Adds Public Enemy & A Bunch Of Comedians

Bonnarro added more non-Phish bands to its 2009 lineup, including PE, High On Fire, Dillinger Escape Plan, Passion Pit, and Amadou & Mariam. The comedy tent includes Jimmy Fallon because the trainwreck tent was canceled. Details at bonnaroo.com. More »

By: brandon / March 25, 2009 - 6:08 pm

Public Enemy “Bring The Noise” On Fallon

Last summer Public Enemy toured with a show Chuck D described as “cut for cut, track for track: It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back.” And it was awesome. Last night they dusted off Millions’ “Bring The Noise” once more, this time joined by Black Thought, @qoolquest, and the rest of the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 17, 2009 - 11:31 am

Pitchfork Music Festival 2008: Public Enemy’s It Takes A Nation Of Millions… Will Not Be Overshadowed, Not Even By Flavor Flav

“Cut for cut, track for track … It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back.” Even the most basic statements of fact come from Chuck D as poetry, with the right rhythm, at the perfect pitch. It’s why It Takes A Nation… is a stone cold classic, and it’s why last… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 19, 2008 - 2:34 pm