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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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The BET Awards weekend has always had the feel of a summertime cookout or a family reunion. Events such as the BET Experience, exclusive parties and networking opportunities have made the BET Awards weekend the ultimate celebration of Black culture.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BET was forced to adjust to keep the legacy of…

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The news of Russell Simmons stepping down from his businesses because of sexual harassment claims shocked hip-hop. Now rap legend Professor Griff from Public Enemy makes a startling claim about Simmons. According to Griff, Simmons went after girls and boys. Here is the graphic radio interview from the “Murder Master Music Show.”

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It’s official: Straight Outta Compton reigns supreme at the weekend box office for the second week in a row, America couldn’t get enough of the story of five guys from Compton who went on to impact the world with their hard-hitting debut album that changed the face of music forever. In the week following its record-breaking…

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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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Legendary group EPMD recently blew through Chicago to give fans both old and new a taste of hip-hop’s golden era. Playing to a sold-out audience at The Shrine, Erick and Parrish Making Dollars easily breezed through their sizable catalog of classics, including “So Whatcha Sayin’,” “You Gots to Chill” and “Strictly Business.” Since their debut in 1987, the pair…

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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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Seems Flavor Flav can’t stay out of the news, but he will manage to stay out of jail. Flav was facing felony assault and child endangerment with a weapon charges that carried up to 12 years in prison for allegedly threatening the 17-year-old son of his fiancée, Liz Trujillo. Trujillo says the Public Enemy hype man and…

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