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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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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

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

Public Enemy, Wu-Tang Clan, and De La Soul Announce UK Tour

Legendary hip-hop acts Public Enemy, Wu-Tang Clan, and De La Soul are joining forces this spring for a run of shows in the United Kingdom.
Israel Daramola / January 18, 2019

Prophets of Rage – “Heart Afire”

Prophets of Rage, the rap-rock supergroup that rose from the ashes of Rage Against the Machine, Cypress Hill, and Public Enemy a couple years…
Winston Cook-Wilson / July 6, 2018
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