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Chuck D Gets ‘To the Point’

VIDEO: Backstage at Vegoose, the Public Enemy principal dishes on a smorgasbord of topics from the Iraq War to bandmate Flava Flav.

One of the highlights of Las Vegas’ Vegoose Festival was sitting down with legendary hip-hop maven Chuck D of lyrical assault perpetrators Public Enemy. Balancing the wacky, zany antics of co-frontman Flava Flav, Chuck D discusses the allure of performing at music festivals (“It’s always been a no brainer”), Public Enemy’s recent output and performances (“We knew presenting ourselves in a show was always our constant.”), his flamboyant longtime pal (Flava Flav has always been a super star”), and the truth’s position in today’s deceitful society: “There’s nothing political about it, it’s just common sense, but sense is not common.” INTERVIEW BY MACKENZIE WILSON / FILMED AND EDITED BY ERIC NOWELS

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