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Public Enemy
Public Enemy

Background information
Origin Long Island, New York, U.S.
Genre(s) Hip-hop
Hardcore Hip-Hop
Years active 1986—present
Label(s) Def Jam Recordings
Columbia Records
Play It Again Sam
Associated acts Anthrax
Ice Cube
The Bomb Squad
Boogie Down Productions
Website Website
Chuck D
Flavor Flav
Professor Griff
DJ Lord
The S1W
Former members
Terminator X
Sister Souljah

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Public Enemy Overview


Public Enemy is an American hip hop group consisting of Chuck D; Flavor Flav; Professor Griff and his S1W group; DJ Lord, who replaced Terminator X in 1999; and bassist Brian Hardgroove. Formed on Long Island, New York in 1982, Public Enemy are known for their politically charged lyrics and criticism of the American media, with an active interest in the frustrations and concerns of the African American community.

How You Sell Soul To A Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul? (2007) Rebirth Of A Nation (2006) Power to the People and the Beats: Public Enemy's Greatest Hits (2005) New Whirl Odor (2005) Beats and Places (2005) Revolverlution (2002) There's A Poison Goin On... (1999) He Got Game (1998) Muse Sick-n-Hour Mess Age (1994) Greatest Misses (1992)

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Public Enemy To Perform 'Fear Of A Black Planet' At London Show

April 18, 2011
Public Enemy have announced details of a one-off London show, set to take place in September. The hip-hop group will perform their 2005 album 'Fear Of A Black Planet' in its entirety at London's Kentish Town Forum on September 8.   Read more 

Public Enemy To Play Bestival Festival 2011

March 2, 2011
Public Enemy will headline this year's Bestival festival on the Isle of Wight. The hip-hop group's participation at the event was revealed by organiser Rob Da Bank during a radio interview earlier today (March 2).  Read more 

Public Enemy Announce One-Off London Gig

August 18, 2010
Public Enemy have announced plans to play a one-off London gig with their original line-up. The hip-hop trio - Chuck D, Flavor Flav, and Professor Griff – will perform at the IndigO2 on November 14.  Read more 

Public Enemy's 'Fight The Power' Voted Greatest Hip-Hop Song Ever

September 25, 2008
Public Enemy's 'Fight The Power' has come top in a survey of the 100 greatest hip-hop songs of all time. The 1989 song beat SugarHill Gang's 'Rapper's Delight' and Dr Dre's 'Nuthin But A G Thang', which came second and third respectively in the VH1 poll.  Read more 

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