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Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “Ripped Open By Metal Explosions”

When songwriter/composer/pianist Galt MacDermot passed away last week one day shy of his 90th birthday, the people who memorialized him could be paired off into…
Nate Patrin | December 24, 2018 - 11:09 am

Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “Rock Steady”

Welcome to the first installment of Breaks With Tradition! This is a new column that examines a certain song that's been frequently sampled and how
Nate Patrin | August 20, 2018 - 3:20 pm

Gotcha Covered

Public Enemy’s It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back Turns 30: 7 Unexpected Covers

Thirty years ago today, Public Enemy rewired the brains of hip-hop heads, skatepunks, heshers, and pretty much everyone else who got pulled into their orbit…
Nate Patrin | June 28, 2018 - 11:13 am

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Watch Megan Thee Stallion, Public Enemy & Nas, DaBaby, Roddy Ricch, More Perform At A Very Different BET Awards

The awards show is changing. When you can't put dozens of celebrities in the same room for a live telecast, things don't work the same…
Tom Breihan | June 29, 2020 - 9:38 am

Public Enemy – “State Of The Union (STFU)” (Prod. DJ Premier)

The last time we heard from righteous rap legends Public Enemy, things were not so righteous. Back in April, the group announced that their noisy
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2020 - 9:09 am

Chuck D Says Public Enemy’s Split From Flavor Flav Was A Hoax To Promote New Album

It feels like ancient history now, but one month ago, there was a whole saga about the legendary rap group Public Enemy parting ways with…
Tom Breihan | April 1, 2020 - 9:20 am

Flavor Flav Clarifies That He Has Nothing Against Bernie — And “Fuck Trump!”

Last week, Bernie Sanders announced a Los Angeles rally with a performance from Public Enemy Radio, Chuck D's new Public Enemy offshoot. Flavor Flav, Public…
Peter Helman | March 4, 2020 - 5:04 pm

Public Enemy Say Flavor Flav Was Not Fired Over Politics, Has Been “On Suspension Since 2016”

There was bound to be some big political drama this week, but a less-expected subplot turns out to be the breakdown of Public Enemy. Last…
Ryan Leas | March 2, 2020 - 9:44 pm

Public Enemy Fire Flavor Flav Following Bernie Sanders Dispute

We knew that the 2020 election would be divisive. We did not know that it would lead to a division within one of America's most…
Tom Breihan | March 2, 2020 - 9:16 am

Bernie Sanders Announces LA Rally With Public Enemy

Unless you have been living under a rock, you have no doubt witnessed the recent momentum of Bernie Sanders' campaign to become the Democratic nominee…
Ryan Leas | February 27, 2020 - 9:07 am

Iggy Pop, Public Enemy, Roberta Flack To Receive Lifetime Achievement Grammys

The Grammys have announced their slate of Special Merit Awards for 2020. As Variety reports, Chicago, Roberta Flack, Isaac Hayes, Iggy Pop, John Prine, Public…
Chris DeVille | December 19, 2019 - 3:16 pm

Prophets Of Rage – “Made With Hate”

Last year, the former Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello released his solo album The Atlas Underground teaming up with a bunch of different…
Tom Breihan | June 24, 2019 - 10:02 am

Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “Rock Steady”

Welcome to the first installment of Breaks With Tradition! This is a new column that examines a certain song that's been frequently sampled and how
Nate Patrin | August 20, 2018 - 3:20 pm

Watch Prophets Of Rage Knock Out “Living On The 110″ On The Tonight Show

It apparently had to happen, and now it's almost here: The self-titled debut album from the Rage Against The Machine/Public Enemy/Cypress Hill supergroup Prophets Of…
Tom Breihan | September 12, 2017 - 9:42 am

Flavor Flav Sues Chuck D Over Public Enemy Royalties

Here's something sad: The two longest-tenured, most visible members of Public Enemy, one of the greatest groups in rap history, are locked in a legal…
Tom Breihan | August 30, 2017 - 5:20 pm

Prophets Of Rage – “Radical Eyes”

Prophets Of Rage -- the group featuring members of Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy, and Cypress Hill -- are releasing their eponymous debut album…
James Rettig | August 7, 2017 - 4:07 pm
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