Public Enemy

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Ziggy bows out, Madonna scares the pope and Dylan goes electric: 50 gigs that changed music
Five decades after David Bowie’s seminal tour, our music writers reflect on the concerts that have left a mark, from Billie Holiday to Billie Eilish

Laura Barton, Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Lloyd Bradley, John Fordham, Michael Hann, Alim Kheraj, Joe Muggs, Alexis Petridis, Dave Simpson and Laura Snapes

11, Feb, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Chuck D: ‘I don’t think old folks should be leaders’
The rapper, 60, tells James McMahon about forgetting lyrics, visiting Africa and confronting institutions with Public Enemy

James McMahon

31, Oct, 2020 @1:59 PM

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Public Enemy's Chuck D: 'Trump is a half-baked celebrity real estate hypocrite'
As Fight the Power is reworked for the age of Black Lives Matter, rap’s elder statesman gives his message for the US election – and explains the ‘hoax’ firing of Flavor Flav

Haroon Siddique

28, Sep, 2020 @5:00 AM

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The power of touch: I was hugged for the first time at 18. It meant confronting my deepest fears
I had grown up in brutal poverty, and saw touch as a privilege for those with less traumatic backgrounds. Then a friend and mentor changed my life

Kevin Powell

15, Jul, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Fran Healy's lockdown listening: 'Travis are the opposite of Travis Scott'
The Travis frontman on the power of Public Enemy and falling in love with REM

Interview by Dave Simpson

19, Jun, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Chuck D says Flavor Flav still in Public Enemy, and split was a hoax
Spat over Bernie Sanders rally announced as ‘catastrophe to wake people up’, as new track is launched featuring both rappers

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

01, Apr, 2020 @8:56 AM

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Why Joe Biden won the week in US politics – and everyone else lost
The former vice-president cemented his comeback while Flavor Flav was fired over a dispute that may or may not have been about Bernie Sanders

Paul Owen

06, Mar, 2020 @2:35 PM

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Blame it on Bernie: did Public Enemy really split over politics?
The hip-hop legends have broken up – supposedly over a Sanders rally. But plenty of other bands have coped with their own political divisions

Dorian Lynskey

06, Mar, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Flavor Flav says Public Enemy feud has nothing to do with Bernie: 'I wish him luck'
Rapper tells the Guardian his issue is with Chuck D, not Sanders – and any rumor he backs Trump is untrue

Mario Koran in San Deigo

04, Mar, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Public Enemy fire Flavor Flav after clash over Bernie Sanders rally
Spat brings one of rap’s longest partnerships to an end, as Chuck D says his former bandmate is motivated by money and ‘better find rehab’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

02, Mar, 2020 @9:51 AM

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Recovery revisited: the surprise political punch of the beloved 90s music show
A new ABC documentary relives the wackiness on every Saturday from 1996 to 2000 in a show more radical than you may remember

Nathan Dunne

28, Nov, 2019 @12:34 AM

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Gods of Rap review – Chuck D, De La Soul and Wu-Tang Clan nostalgia trip
Public Enemy Radio’s Chuck D stirs the crowd into a frenzy, but Wu-Tang Clan and De La Soul struggle to match his energy

Thomas Hobbs

12, May, 2019 @12:52 PM

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