Public Enemy

Prophets of Rage Declare ‘The Party’s Over’ on New Song

Prophets of Rage's new EP The Party's Over comes out tomorrow, and it has five tracks. Three of them are live performances, while two are actually new. Today's…
Brian Josephs / August 25, 2016

Listen to Prophets of Rage’s New Song ‘No Sleep Till Cleveland’

Prophets of Rage have just dropped the second advance release from their debut EP The Party's Over. The supergroup — comprised of members of Rage Against The…
Ilana Kaplan / August 18, 2016

Rage Against the Machine/Public Enemy/Cypress Hill Supergroup Prophets of Rage to Release Debut EP

For many of us who grew up in the '90s, Prophets of Rage are a dream come true: the vaunted rhythm section of Rage Against…
Dan Weiss / August 15, 2016

Prophets of Rage Sound the Siren on Defiant New Single, ‘Prophets of Rage’

As they prepare to embark on an extensive world tour — which will kick off with a pre-planned "guerrilla performance" during this week's Republican National Convention — supergroup Prophets of…
Rachel Brodsky / July 18, 2016

Prophets of Rage Played Their First Show, and the Set List Was a Gift from the Rap Gods

In case you had any doubts about how much we needed a supergroup of Public Enemy, Rage Against the Machine, and Cypress Hill, now we…
Dan Weiss / June 1, 2016

Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy, and Cypress Hill Members Reportedly to Form Prophets of Rage

Rage Against the Machine recently launched a mysterious new website called with a countdown clock leading to June 1, while Public Enemy's Chuck D…
Rachel Brodsky / May 19, 2016

The 50 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2015

To call 2015 hip-hop's greatest year of the 2010s still manages to feel like an understatement. Hip-hop was so strong this year, so bursting with…
SPIN Staff / December 16, 2015

SPIN Overlooked Albums Report: Tenement’s Sprawling Half-Time Punk, Matana Roberts’ Free Sax Collages

We devour music at such a feverish pace that, more and more, great collections of songs fall through the cracks. Over the summer, we caught…
SPIN Staff / September 18, 2015

Public Enemy Share Powerful Video for ‘Man Plans God Laughs’

Yesterday, Public Enemy dropped their 13th album, Man Plans God Laughs, and they wasted no time sharing a music video for the title track. The "Man…
James Grebey / July 16, 2015

Stream Public Enemy’s New Album, ‘Man Plans God Laughs’

Man Plan God Laughs, the 13th album from the legendary rap group Public Enemy and their first since 2012's The Evil Empire of Everything, is now available…
James Grebey / July 15, 2015

Public Enemy Plot ‘Man Plans God Laughs’ LP Inspired By Kendrick Lamar, Run the Jewels

Public Enemy are set to bring the noise yet again on July 14 with the release of Man Plans God Laughs. Last week, Chuck D.
Colin Joyce / June 24, 2015

Public Enemy: The 1990 ‘Fear of a Black Planet’ Interview

[This article was originally published in the March 1990 issue of SPIN. To coincide with the 25th anniversary of Fear of a Black Planet, we’re repromoting this…
Frank Owen / April 10, 2015

Here We Go Again: Public Enemy Plot Reissues of Their Two Best Albums

Trailblazing hip-hop firebrands Public Enemy have announced massive deluxe reissues of two of their most celebrated records — 1988’s It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us…
James Grebey / October 30, 2014

Public Enemy Tore Up the ‘Tonight Show’ With the Roots

Jimmy Fallon's musical director needs to get a raise, because the acts he's been booking for the comedian's Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon have been nothing short…
Brennan Carley / September 17, 2014

Public Enemy Hook BitTorrent Fans Up With iTunes Deal

Public Enemy might be taking "peer to peer" to the next level. Last June, the rap legends released new single "Get Up, Stand Up," as…
Marc Hogan / April 23, 2014
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