This soundtrack lynchpin for Spike Lee's ‘Do The Right Thing’ remains one of Public Enemy's most searing anthems. Here's the story of how it got made.
Furious yet thought-provoking, Prophets Of Rage’s debut album took no prisoners, offering a shot of adrenaline for the body politic in uncertain times.
In their historic return to Def Jam Recordings, the group’s new album will feature the Beastie Boys, Nas, George Clinton, among many others.
“Public Enemy songs are forever sonic prints in the sands of time. And it’s time – it’s necessary – to bring the noise again from a place called home.”
The Colorado art exhibit pays tribute to Public Enemy and their pioneering third album, which turned 30 this year.
It's impossible to tell the history of any genre in a single article, but these 20 songs provide a roadmap for listening... and further exploration.
The power of the protest song looks set to be exploited as politics takes center stage again. That music is used as a means to raise awareness and share a common goal...
Public Enemy recreated their classic 'Fight the Power' video to open the show, while Lil Wayne paid tribute to Kobe Bryant.
This episode celebrates New York photographer Ricky Powell, renowned for his work with The Beastie Boys.
In Def Jam’s docu-series ‘Through The Lens’, photographer Janette Beckman talks documenting the early days of hip-hop.
Spawning megastars such as Snoop Dogg, 2Pac and Eminem, 90s hip-hop marked the point when the music came out of the suburbs and took over the world.
The storied DJ and producer will spin over three decades of iconic tracks from the likes of JAY-Z, YG and Public Enemy on Friday.
From the 20-year rule to stylistic homage and outright appropriation, nostalgia has always played a part in musical evolution, with even the most forward-thinking music looking to the past for inspiration.
Premiering 10 April, the three-part series will span 35-years, highlighting three legendary photographers who documented the iconic hip-hop label’s artists.
Unafraid to speak up against injustice, the best protest songs take on the issues of their day, but transcend their eras to speak to future generations.