PUBLIC ENEMY | Official Website – Chuck D on MCA and The Beastie Boys


PUBLIC ENEMY | Official Website - Chuck D on MCA & The Beastie Boys

Public Enemy visits Beastie Boys dressing room after their first show on License to Ill tour Adam MCA Yauch is in middle with ax.

Photo by Glen E Friedman.

Rest In PEace Adam Yauch aka MCA

Last night I took a 14 hour flight to Sydney Australia from LA embarking on PEs 80th tour in 25 years. I landed I got 65 texts with the news. Adam and theBoys put us on our first tour 25 years and 79 tours ago. They were essential to our beginning, middle and today. Adam especially was unbelievable in our support from then till now even allowing me to speech induct them into the Rock hall of fame. I consider my self a strong man and my father says be prepared to lose many on your post 50 path of life. Still Im a bit teary eyed leaving this plane R.I.P Adam Aka MCA’
Chuck D

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SYDNEY HIP HOP: PUBLIC ENEMY Australian Headline Shows Kick Off Next Week


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Australian Headline Shows

25th ANNIVERSARY

KICK OFF NEXT WEEK!

“My place in hip-hop is not to be a tycoon, making trillions with a yacht…My place is maybe bringing people together and me being able to identify and illuminate a cause, and we’ll make it comfortable for them to be themselves but say what they’ve really been wanting to say all along….with my protection.” – Chuck D

Legendary rap group and social political-icons, PUBLIC ENEMY, kick off their headline Australian shows next week, supported by the cream of the rising Australian hip hop crop, Seth Sentry.

Since the release of their epic debut album Yo Bum Rush The Show’ in 1987, PUBLIC ENEMY, have been making the music that makes the world listen; propelled by all the passion, urgency and electrifying performances that have made them one of the most critically-lauded groups in contemporary music.

This year, the group will release two new studio albums: ‘Most Of My Heroes Still Don’t Appear On No Stamp’, produced by long-time collaborator Gary G-Wiz, will be released in June, while ‘The Evil Empire Of Everything’ will follow in September. PUBLIC ENEMY front-man, poet, author and the voice of the oppressed, Chuck D, describes the albums as “two concise statements that are connected in the same breath.” (Billboard.com)

A group whose musical style and incendiary delivery have earned them critical acclaim and millions of fans throughout their career, PUBLIC ENEMY continues to blaze musical and technological trails with new songs and new media, pulling rap music into the future, all while keeping its musical roots firmly intact. PUBLIC ENEMY transcends the confines of rap and pop music, remaining one of the African American community’s most important messengers, digital music’s greatest champions, and a rare rap group whose lyrics are dedicated to analyzing, uplifting and empowering all of humanity.

Celebrate 25 years of the uncompromising PUBLIC ENEMY!

PUBLIC ENEMY

www.publicenemy.com

AUSTRALIAN HEADLINE SHOWS

with

Seth Sentry

THU 10 MAY. THE HI FI, BRISBANE, QLD

Tickets from: http://www.thehifi.com.au/

FRI 11 MAY. THE METRO, SYDYNEY

Tickets from: http://www.metrotheatre.com.au

THU 17 MAY. THE ESPLANADE HOTEL, ST. KILDA

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SAT 05 MAY. GTM BENDIGO, VIC

SUN 06 MAY. GTM TOWNSVILLE, QLD

SAT 12 MAY. GTM MAITLAND, NSW

SUN 13 MAY. GTM CANBERRA, ACT

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Public Enemy – He Got Game (1998) Vs Buffalo Springfiled – For What Its Worth (1967)


Public Enemy in fine form as usual on the title track for 1998 Spike Lee film “He Got Game “, they went one better than just sampling a hook for this one. Rather than jack the samples of the 1967 Buffalo Springfield classic protest song  “For What Its Worth”, they actually brought in Stephen Arthur Stills the man who originally wrote and played guitar on the song to feature on their take of his classic some 30 years later.

The #1 Hip Hop group of all time featuring a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer & one greatest guitarists ever is a creative match up that put out  one hell of a tune. A track that stood the test of time to become one of the most original sounding PE tracks to date.  Also props to PE for pulling off a collaboration that I don’t think too many other rap groups and pull off to be honest.

Buffalo Springfield – For What Its Worth (1967 Original)

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BOYCOTT BP! : Public Enemy – Shut Em Down + Shirts


Public Enemy – Shut Em Down: Originally released 91 but the theme is still ring true today with the Boycott BP movement going down..

or get your point across with these shirts at Karmaloop

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