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Chuck D Clarifies Flavor Flav Stance and Sanders Support: ‘Time to Get Off My Ass’

If you're confused about where Public Enemy stands after four days of back-and-forth headlines about the iconic act performing at the upcoming Bernie Sanders rally…
Josh Chesler / March 1, 2020

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Public Enemy, Nas, the Roots, YG, and More Open BET Awards With ‘Fight the Power’

Public Enemy was joined by an all-star group of musicians to open up the BET Awards with their 1989 classic "Fight the Power."
Daniel Kohn / June 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

Songs That Reflected the Civil Unrest Then and Now

I can smell tear gas. It’s Saturday afternoon. My phone starts blowing up with texts from my lady. She’s a chef at an…
Mike Postalakis / June 3, 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

Chuck D Says Flavor Flav Was Never Fired From Public Enemy

Remember at the beginning of the month when the whole Flavor Flav versus Public Enemy thing went down? Well, it turns out the joke was…
Daniel Kohn / March 31, 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

Flavor Flav Rips Bernie Sanders Campaign for Using Public Enemy Name for Rally: ‘Does Not Approve Your Message!’

On Wednesday, it was announced that Public Enemy would be performing at a Bernie Sanders rally this Sunday in Los Angeles ahead of Super Tuesday. However,…
Daniel Kohn / February 28, 2020

Public Enemy to Perform at Bernie Sanders Rally in Los Angeles

Bernie Sanders is returning to Southern California this weekend and will have some help from one of hip-hop's greatest political groups. In an…
Daniel Kohn / February 27, 2020

Iggy Pop and John Prine to Receive Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award

Iggy Pop and John Prine will receive the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020, the organization behind the Grammys announced today. The class of…
Tosten Burks / December 19, 2019

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
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