It’s always comforting to hear Chuck D’s voice. He reminds us that there are still righteous people out there speaking truth. On PE’s bandcamp page, Chuck writes, “After 30 years, 106 tours across 105 countries and countless records, THANK YOU! This one is on Public Enemy. Get it while it’s free.” I’ve only listened once … Continue reading Free Download: New Public Enemy album→
Chuck D – Give We The Pride ft. Mavis Staples (Official Video)
Chuck D continues to rule. The Public Enemy leader comes to Chicago to hang out with Mavis Staples and to showcase 2120 South Michigan Avenue, the former home of Chess Records. Also featured prominently in the video is Tribune/Sound Opinions critic Greg Kot’s Mavis biography, I’ll Take You There. Chuck’s new album, The Black In Man, is available now via Rap Central Station.
Time Out Chicago talks to Public Enemy founder/producer Hank Shocklee about the formation of the group: Shock on the system. Our library was ridiculous. We would pull out breaks from the Turtles, Alabama and Level 42. We were just looking for anything that had that kind of hip-hop kind of vibration. Hip-hop was not a … Continue reading Public Enemy's Hank Shocklee Talks→
MP3: Public Enemy Featuring Paris – “Remix Of A Nation” from Remix Of A Nation, produced by Paris, out October 23. Guerrilla Funk says this album is intended as a supplement to Rebirth Of A Nation, and is presented with alternate mixes that have a more “noise-oriented, classic throwback” vibe.
YouTube: Public Enemy – “Harder Than You Think” from How You Sell Soul To A Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul? Am I just being nostalgic or does this song kick ass? The horns, especially, sound great. And something about Chuck’s voice immediately makes me hopeful and sad and excited and angry for the current … Continue reading New Public Enemy video – Harder Than You Think→
“Bring the Noise” by Brent Runyon, This American Life contributor and author of The Burn Journals (excerpt). Chuck D would be proud. Or maybe not. Via bb. [Link updated 4-28-2015 thanks to the Wayback Machine.]