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In this 493rd episode, Mike chats with Public Enemy's Chuck D about the origins of hip-hop in Toronto, Public Enemy Radio vs. Public Enemy and the Toronto Raptors. This episode is exactly 28:39. You can listen to this episode in a variety of ways: Subscribe in iTunesListen via Google
The band I listened to the most in high school was Public Enemy. When grunge broke, Nirvana and Pearl Jam made a run at the title, but PE had a head start and finished first. I had a Public Enemy poster on my wall and wore Public Enemy tee-shirts with
A long-time fan, I wasn't exactly sure what to expect when I bought tickets to see Public Enemy in concert at the Sound Academy last night. I've been listening to Public Enemy for almost 25 years, and with Chuck D 52 years old and Flavour Flav 55, how good could
I've always loved Public Enemy. I'm still infatuated with the first four Public Enemy albums. Those samples, those hardcore drum beats, Chuck D's rhymes... PE remains the greatest hip-hop band of all-time. "Fight the Power", the last track on their third album, Fear of a Black Planet, recently turned 20.
I've written ad nauseum about my love for the music of Public Enemy. When I put on It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back or Fear of a Black Planet, I'm with Chuck and Flav word for word. One of the more controversial and popular tracks from
Has it really been twenty years since Public Enemy's "Fight the Power"? I must be getting old, because I remember wearing out my Public Enemy mix tapes on my Sony Walkman as a teen. Twenty damn years... Here's your PE primer if you need one. Here's the awesome Spike Lee
I was getting some online jargon when I saw the lineup for Coachella 2009. The unbelievably good lineup can be seen in alphabetical order here but my issue is with the poster. Here it is. WTF? Public Enemy gets the small font on line four?!?!?!??!
I'm writing this Public Enemy primer off the top of my head, because I was there and I remember. You thought I was strictly a rock guy, didn't you? The fact is that I've spent a pretty good percentage of my music listening life focusing on the rap and hip-hop
After hearing It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back for the first time, I couldn't believe my ears. I had finally found music that got my heart pumping, my head banging and my mind racing all at once. A standout track on that phenomenal album is "Bring
I share an MP3 from my collection every Wednesday. You have seven days to grab this week's MP3. Please right-click your mouse and select "Save Link As..." or "Save target as..." so you can download it to your PC before playing. Public Enemy - Bring Tha Noize Here's a quick
"My life is a stereo, turn me on and let's go. Turn me up louder, I'll scream as loud and clear as I can scream. And if you like what you're hearing, please hang on to me." ~ The Watchmen - Stereo Different periods of my life have been defined by
There was a trend in the late 80s and early 90s where every hip-hop album contained a track that featured all the MCs taking turns. One by one they'd drop their rhymes in their style and they'd go down the line. One of my favourites was "Down the Line" which
My appreciation for James Brown comes directly from Public Enemy. Sure, I dig a James Brown song or two, I own The CD of JB (Sex Machine & Other Soul Classics), but I prefer my JB sampled by PE. I mentioned yesterday the dominance of James Brown samples in the
Remember when rock went wussy in the late 80s before the grunge revolution saved the day? During that period of time, I discovered Public Enemy. My brothers will vouch for my love of this band. I listened to them every day, learnt every word to every song and prayed at
A well placed piece of music in a film can alter the meaning of that song for all eternity. Try and listen to Bill Conti's "Gonna Fly Now" without envisioning Rocky Balboa's run up the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Some will think of Gord Martineau, but most
Brent Runyon’s folk cover of Public Enemy’s “Bring the Noise” - Those who know me know I know every word to this song and will rap it on command. This is a nice little folksy cover of the classic Public Enemy tune.
"Caught, now in court 'cause I stole a beat This is a sampling sport But I'm giving it a new name What you hear is mine." - Public Enemy, Caught, Can I Get A Witness