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Listen to Kendrick Lamar, André 3000, Pharrell & More Honor Phife Dawg on Q-Tip’s Abstract Radio

Q-Tip's weekly Abstract Radio show Friday night was a special tribute to his A Tribe Called Quest band mate Phife Dawg, who died Tuesday due…
Colin Stutz / March 26, 2016

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Q-Tip, Questlove, Ice Cube, Chuck D and More React to Whodini’s John ‘Ecstasy’ Fletcher’s Death: ‘A Tremendous Loss of Our Heroes’

John "Ecstasy" Fletcher of the '80s group Whodini reportedly passed away on Wednesday, but if the reactions to his death are any indication, the early…
SPIN Staff / December 23, 2020

Chuck D Shows Us How to Rage With Age

There was a time when being Public Enemy #1 was the biggest part of Chuck D’s identity.  In 1985, the frustrated college student…
Nate Jackson / November 3, 2020

De La Soul Team With Chuck D, Styles P, Talib Kweli for Voting Anthem ‘Remove 45′

De La Soul are back and have enlisted an all-star group of musicians, including  Styles P, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, Mysonne, and Chuck D for a…
Daniel Kohn / October 28, 2020

Public Enemy Return to Def Jam With What You Gonna Do When the Grid Goes Down

A few months after surprise releasing their "State of the Union (STFU)" single that was produced by DJ Premier, Public Enemy has finally announced their new album,…
Emily Tan / August 28, 2020

Chuck D Talks Public Enemy Reunion, DJ Premier Collab, and His Least Favorite President

In a world where little makes sense anymore, Public Enemy suddenly reemerging to release a fiery new song on Juneteenth actually makes a lot of…
Daniel Kohn / June 19, 2020

Public Enemy Make Fiery Return With ‘State of the Union (STFU)’

When Public Enemy have something to say, they'll say it. And they have done just that with their new single, "State of the Union (STFU)."
Emily Tan / June 19, 2020

Flavor Flav Calls Chuck D Out for April Fool’s Joke

Following Chuck D.'s announcement that the growing feud between Flavor Flav and everyone else in Public Enemy was a joke to promote their new song,…
SPIN Staff / April 1, 2020

Flavor Flav Walks Back Bernie Sanders Criticism: ‘I Think He’s a Good Person and I Wish Him Luck’

After an eventful past few days where he was going back-and-forth with Chuck D. before getting fired from Public on Sunday, Flavor Flav has clarified…
Daniel Kohn / March 4, 2020

Flavor Flav Expresses ‘Disappointment’ in Chuck D Following Public Enemy Ouster: ‘You Know Better Than to Lie’ [UPDATE]

Flavor Flav has responded to being ousted from Public Enemy in a series of tweets on Monday (March 2). He addressed Chuck D. publicly after…
Daniel Kohn / March 2, 2020

Public Enemy and Public Enemy Radio to Move Forward Without Flavor Flav

Following days of back-and-forth over their participation at a rally for Bernie Sanders, Public Enemy and Public Enemy Radio have issued a statement that Flavor Flav…
Daniel Kohn / March 1, 2020

Prophets of Rage Just Broke Up

Rage Against the Machine recently announced that they'd be reuniting for a series of upcoming North American tour dates scheduled for 2020. While is obviously…
Rob Arcand / November 3, 2019

Public Enemy: Our 1988 Interview With Chuck D

This article originally appeared in the September 1988 issue of SPIN. It was an old-style protest handbill, unsigned, dropped anonymously on every seat…
John Leland / August 18, 2019

Prophets of Rage Release New Single “Made With Hate”

Prophets of Rage is back in 2019 with more political rap-rock music that sounds like it could have been released in 1999. The group---which consists…
Winston Cook-Wilson / June 24, 2019

Geto Boys & Rick Rubin: Spin’s 1990 Feature, ‘Censorship Isn’t Def American’

How the Geto Boys (Bushwick Bill, Scarface and Willie D) captured Rick Rubin's otherwise waning interest in rap in 1990.
Frank Owen / June 9, 2019

Beastie Boys Audiobook to Feature Chuck D, Jeff Tweedy, Kim Gordon, Rachel Maddow, and Many More

Beastie Boys Book is a sprawling omnibus of an autobiography featuring essays from Beastie Boys' Mike D and Ad-Rock, as well as contributions from other…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 25, 2018
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