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Great art will always stand the test of time. In the summer of 1989, Public Enemy released the most poignant protest song in hip-hop history in “Fight the Power” for Spike Lee‘s gut-wrenching film, Do the Right Thing. Thirty-one years later, the song speaks to a new generation of activists inspired by the killings of…

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  Iconic hip-hop collective and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alum Public Enemy is responsible for providing countless classic hit singles, along with a string of gold or platinum albums over the course of nearly three decades. Frontman Chuck D has since personally recruited Cleveland emcee Jahi to help continue the legacy of the house that P.E.…

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Broadcast Music, Inc. gathered some of the most influential hit-makers for the 2015 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in Beverly Hills, California Friday night. Award-winning music great Nile Rodgers was honored with the BMI Icon Award, and several artists performed well-known songs that he helped create. Rodgers is a songwriter, composer, producer, guitarist and arranger who began…

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Legendary Public Enemy frontman Chuck D approached National Record Store Day founder Michael Kurtz with a crazy idea: What if the increasingly popular day dedicated to vinyl had a radio station all its own? Kurtz then turned to DJ Skee and his recently launched DASH radio platform to make Chuck’s idea a reality. Beginning March 1,…

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As Americans usher in the new year and bid farewell to 2014, we should renew our commitment to continue to fight for liberty and justice, especially for the group most assailed in this country over the past year, young Black males. The fatal shooting of unarmed Black teen Michael Brown, singled out for the “crime”…

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The Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn, New York is a bowling alley/concert venue, and it was rocking with Public Enemy performing live alongside Professor Griff, D.J. Lord, and S1W. Starting with “Rebel Without a Pause,” the iconic group kept the hits coming, following up with “911 is a Joke”, and “Don’t Believe the Hype.” Chuck D. and…

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