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Public Enemy (band)

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Also known asPublic Enemy
OriginLong Island , New York , U.S.
GenresHip hop, political hip hop, East Coast hip hop
Years active1985-present
LabelsDef Jam, Columbia, PIAS
Associated actsPE 2.0, The Bomb Squad, Paris, Beastie Boys, Anthrax, Big Daddy Kane, Ice Cube, Young Black Teenagers, Boogie Down Productions, Prophets of Rage
Websitepublicenemy .com
General
Past membersTerminator X Professor Griff Flavor Flav
Twitter@publicenemyftp
Facebookpublicenemy

If NWA ARE rap Sex Pistols, then Public Enemy ARE undoubtedly genre answer TO Clash. Chuck D Mob Even Go One BETTER Than Joe Strummer By Having Never Released Album As Soul - Destroying As Cut Crap. That and they are still together, than ever, although that might BE unfair on Clash seeing as Strummer is, you know, dead. Anyway, Public Enemy were T called Black CNN FOR NOTHING; they ARE fiercely intelligent group and ARE not and have never been afraid TO SHOW IT, crafting that crackle with riotous fury and sheer intensity. They re not group FOR faint OF heart or soft OF head and that is pretty much direct result OF groups meeting while at Adelphi University in Long Island, New York. Graphic Design Student And Rookie Rapper Called Carlton Ridenhour Met Hank Shocklee While They Were Both Working At University Student Radio Station. They bond OVER share LOVE OF Hip - Hop and POLITICS, which they combine WHEN Ridenhour, under NAME Chuckie D, rap OVER beat that Shocklee MAKE call Public Enemy NO. 1. Track Get SOME Radio Played Among OTHER Long Island Colleges, And Soon Tape Fell Into HANDS OF Rick Rubin, HE OF Def Jam Records Fame, Who Court Ridenhour With Intention Of Signing Him TO Def Jam. Although HE was reluctant at first, man who would later be called Chuck D started TO envision new kind of Hip - Hop group, with hard, harsh and heavy sound Back UP with political manifesto espousing total social revolution. He knows JUST people TO as well. He enlisted Shocklee TO recruit team OF producers, Norman Lee Rogers would DJ under NAME Terminator X, Richard Griffin would choreograph their dance troupe Security OF First World under name Professor Griff, and finally, HE recruited HIS old friend William Drayton TO join him as fellow rapper. Drayton created Flavor FLAV persona TO act as laughing, jeering and joking counter point TO Chuck D's intense seriousness, and with THAT, Public Enemy was born. Thanks TO Rubin's help, group made their live debut opening FOR Beastie Boys WHEN they were at peak OF their popularity, on License TO Ill World tour. Come 1987, their album Yo! Bum Rush SHOW was released but IT T until their second album, IT TAKE Nation OF Millions TO Hold Us Back that they truly COME into their own. Album Sold Well And Even Gave THEM Hit Single In Form OF DON T Believe Hype. For time, they were world's most dangerous band and simultaneously one OF ITS most critically acclaim, being only band in NME's half century history to top their album OF year list twice and in successive YEARS as well, with Nation OF Millions and ITS FOLLOW UP FEAR OF Black Planet.

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Legacy

Especially energy At first listen when it catching your ears and message has yet to slam home in your mind. It is like PE turns beyond its normal limits. If studio had VU meters for sheer energy, they D have been so far into red, needles would have snap. How do they capture this? It was some kind of miracle, yet actually product of human imagination and brilliance of Bomb Squad studio boffins Hank Shocklee and Eric Sadler. Here was Hip - Apocalypse expressed in beats, rhymes and sheer noise. No wonder album's working title was Countdown To Armageddon. There had been conscious effort to up tempo, to deliver Hip - Hop at speed, and raise volume. And hell that Public Enemy raise would make them most controversial figures in music, under fire even from admirers. It would take some time for world to realise that groups were not willing to adhere to rules because there were not actually any rules as such, only conventions. Public Enemy saw right through this and just what they had to do to get their message across.

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Controversy

In 1989, in interview with Public Enemy for Washington Times, interviewing journalist, David Mills, lifted some quotations from UK magazine in which band were asked their opinion on Arabisraeli conflict. Professor Griff's comments apparently sympathize with Palestinians and he was of Anti - Semitism. According to Rap Attack 2, he suggests that Jews are responsible for majority of wickedness in world. Shortly after, Ridenhour expressed apology on his behalf. At June 21, 1989, press conference, Ridenhour announced Griff's dismissal from group, and June 28 statement by Russell Simmons, president of Def Jam Recordings and Rush Artists Management, stated that Chuck D. Had disbanded Public Enemy for indefinite period of time. By August 10, however, Ridenhour denied that he had disbanded group, and stated that Griff had been re - hired as supreme ally Chief of Community Relations. Griff later denied holding - Semitic views and apologized for his remarks. Several people who had worked with Public Enemy concern about Ridenhour's leadership abilities and role as social spokesman. In his 2009 book, entitled Analytixz, Griff criticize his 1989 statement: to say Jews are responsible for majority of wickedness that goes on around globe. I would have to know about majority of wickedness that goes on around globe, which is impossible. I m not best knower. Then, not only knowing that, I would have to know who is at crux of all of problems in world and then blame Jewish people, which is not correct. Griff also says that not only were his words taken out of context, but that recording has never been released to public for unbiased listen. Controversy and on behalf of Griff spur Chuck D to reference negative press they were receiving. In 1990, Public Enemy issued single Welcome to Terrordome, which contained lyrics: crucifixion ain't no fiction / So - call chosen frozen / Apologies made to whoever pleases / Still they Get me like Jesus. These lyrics have been cited by some in media as Anti - Semitic, making suppose references to concept of chosen people with lyrics So - call chosen and Jewish deicide with last line. In 1999, group released album entitled There Poison Goin on. Title Of Last Song On Album Is Called Swindler Lust. Anti - Defamation League Claim That Title Of Song Was Word Play On Title Of Steven Spielberg's Movie Schindler's List, About Genocide Of Jews In World War II. Similarly, in 2000, Public Enemy spun off group under name Confrontation Camp, name according to ADL, that is pun on term concentration Camp, released album. Group Consists Of Kyle Jason, Chuck D And Professor Griff.

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