Public Enemy

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 prophetsofrage.com 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

Chuck D to Bring the Noise as Record Store Day’s 2014 Ambassador

Chuck D urges you to believe the hype about independent record stores. The Public Enemy mastermind is the official ambassador for Record Store Day 2014,…
Marc Hogan / February 11, 2014

The 25 Best Albums by Rappers Over 40

While critical opinion of the new Jay-Z album is a little mixed, no one can deny that it's making history: Magna Carta... Holy Grail is…
SPIN Staff / August 8, 2013

Curren$y Unveils His Own #NewRules

Last week, Curren$y's Jet Life crew released Red Eye Mixtape, the latest in a steady stream of product from the wordy stoner-rapper and his crew,…
Brandon Soderberg / August 7, 2013

Flavor Flav’s Last Remaining Chicken Restaurant Evicted

Nooooooooo, boy! Less than a year after it opened, Flavor Flav's Chicken & Ribs is out of business. As TMZ reports, the Public Enemy rapper's…
Dan Reilly / July 26, 2013

Public Enemy and Death Grips Use New BitTorrent Bundle to Connect With Fans

In the most traditional sense, Public Enemy's new single "Get Up, Stand Up," is free. Released via BitTorrent Bundle, the song costs only an email…
Adam K. Raymond / June 21, 2013

15 Must-See Acts at Hangout Music Fest 2013

The fourth annual Hangout Music Fest is set to turn the sandy sunscapes of Gulf Shores, Alabama, into a throbbing, pulsating, beachside blowout of classic…
SPIN Staff / May 9, 2013

Rush to Judgment: The Agony and Ecstasy of 2013’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction

Hell hath no fury like a Rush fan scorned. For over a decade, the cult of the Toronto prog-rock power trio has been waiting for…
Jeff Weiss / April 19, 2013

The 20 Coolest Tributes to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2013

Call us cynics, but in our world, there are cooler honors than having John Mayer guitar-face one of your songs in front of a bunch…
SPIN Staff / April 18, 2013

Flavor Flav to Be Arraigned for Knife Assault, Inducted Into Rock Hall on Same Day

It's common for a son to be leery of his mother's new boyfriend. That situation is no doubt amplified when your mother's new boyfriend is…
Daniel Kreps / April 11, 2013

Public Enemy Pack Nine Albums Into Anniversary Box Set, Forget to Add Frills

Public Enemy fans, get ready to bum rush your local record store. To celebrate Public Enemy's 25th anniversary, Island/Def Jam is reissuing the agit-rap crew's…
Kyle McGovern / March 11, 2013
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