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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: Our 1988 Interview With Chuck D and Flavor Flav

This article originally appeared in the January 1988 issue of SPIN.  Critics don't like them. Black radio stations won't play them. But in…
Jessica Bendinger / February 28, 2021

Public Enemy Drops New Video for ‘Grid’ Featuring Cypress Hill and George Clinton

In keeping with the dark lyrics of  Public Enemy's single "Grid," the group dropped an appropriately apocalyptic video featuring pals Cypress Hill and George Clinton.
Katherine Turman / December 14, 2020

The 35 Best Albums of the Last 35 Years

Let’s face it: With most "Best Albums" lists, you know the broad strokes of the ranking before you even click. Part of that…
SPIN Staff / December 6, 2020

The Most Influential Artists: #9 Public Enemy

As part of our 35th anniversary, we’re naming the most influential artists of the past 35 years. Today, we’re at #9. From Long Island, New…
Raymond Cummings / November 28, 2020

Public Enemy Roll Back the Years With Beastie Boys, Run-DMC in ‘Public Enemy Number Won’ Video

Public Enemy recently released their first album with Def Jam in a number of years with What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? They…
Daniel Kohn / November 11, 2020

Public Enemy Join Forces With Beastie Boys’ Ad Rock, Mike D and Run-DMC for ‘Public Enemy Number Won’ Video

Public Enemy's first album with Def Jam in an eternity (OK fine, 20--plus years) is out now. Chuck D, Flavor Flav and company enlisted legends…
Daniel Kohn / October 29, 2020

Public Enemy Share Animated Video for ‘Grid’ Featuring George Clinton and Cypress Hill

Public Enemy dropped an animated video for "Grid," the latest from PE’s recent album, What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down?, the group's…
Katherine Turman / October 15, 2020

Public Enemy Enlists George Clinton and B-Real for Late Show Performance

For a group that appeared to be splintering and bickering back in March, Public Enemy sure have turned things around in the latter half of 2020.
SPIN Staff / September 30, 2020

Public Enemy Recruits Mike D, Ad-Rock, Run-DMC, George Clinton and More for New LP

Days after announcing their new album, What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down?, Public Enemy just revealed who they collaborated with on the new…
Emily Tan / September 1, 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

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
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