Public Enemy

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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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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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'Supreme's hype game is strong': cult brand tries ticketed fashion
Brand hopes to keep new collection with Public Enemy exclusive with timed slots for fans

Scarlett Conlon

16, Mar, 2018 @11:39 PM

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Chuck D: ‘Hip-hop is about being who you are’
The Public Enemy founder on the importance of rap’s history, losing his father and how the Trump era might play out

Interview by Miranda Sawyer

19, Nov, 2017 @9:30 AM

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