Tag: Public Enemy

Chuck D rails against Hot 97, is he fighting the right battle?

Public Enemy frontman Chuck D has been vocal in his criticism of mainstream urban radio in the past, but over the last several days, the rapper/speaker has taken aim at New York City’s Hot 97 in the wake of last week’s Summer Jam concert.

Pete Seeger was an artist of conviction and principle

Pete Seeger’s legacy of activism and his belief that music can be a tool for change resonates deeply in the consciousness of popular music. His ideology can be found in everything from Bob Dylan’s early 60s protest songs to Bob Marley’s 70s classics and Public Enemy’s 80s and 90s social consciousness.

Chuck D reflects on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction

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Bruce Springsteen talks about Kanye, Public Enemy and Jay Z

Rock legend Bruce Springsteen shared his thoughts on hip-hop in a recent interview published by NPR. In the piece, “The Boss” recalled his first experiences with hip-hop in the early 1980s and explained that, while he is admittedly “not well-versed” in the music, he does have an appreciation for it and has listened to several major artists over the years, ranging from Public Enemy to Kanye West.

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