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Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy, Cypress Hill Forming Supergroup - Report

A cryptic countdown clock was launched on a new band website, titled ProphetsOfRage.com, on Tuesday (17May16), leading many fans to believe Rage Against The MAChine were reuniting for the first time in five...

Chuck D Mourning The Loss Of His Father

Keith Shocklee, who was an original member of Chuck D's group Public Enemy, took to Facebook.com on Tuesday (09Feb16) to pay tribute to Lorenzo Ridenhour. "I want to send my deepest condolences...

Public Enemy Hitch A Lift With Fan To Sheffield Gig After Taxi Mix-up

A fan had to come to the rescue in Sheffield when legendary rappers Public Enemy were left stranded after a taxi mix-up nearly forced them to miss their arena gig. Kevin Wells, a local photographer,...

Sean Combs And Snoop Dogg Join Million Man March

Fellow hip-hop stars Chuck D, Young Jeezy, Jay Electronica and Common were also among the thousands who joined Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan to demand racial equality as part of the Justice…Or...

Public Enemy Had To Wait 25 Years To Use Stones Sample

The hip-hop pioneers included parts of the Stones' Honky Tonk Women and then pressed the band's publishers for permission to run with the sample. Chuck D tells Entertainment Weekly the sample became...

Artists Win $11.5 Million Settlement From Universal Music

A group of stars, also including singer/songwriter Dave Mason, Ron Tyson of The Temptations and The Motels' Martha Davis, filed suit against bosses at the company in 2011 alleging they are owed money...

Dave Grohl Explores Musical History

Dave Grohl explored the ''regional relevance of music'' while recording Foo Fighters' new album.The 'Monkey Wrench' rockers have travelled to various cities in the US to record tracks for their new album 'Sonic Highways' -...

Foo Fighters To 'Reinvent' Recording

Dave Grohl wanted to ''reinvent the process'' with Foo Fighters' new album.The group are making a documentary series which will see them record one song in each of eight cities they will visit, joined in...

Chuck D Shares Letter From Tupac

Public Enemy star Chuck D has shared a letter slain rapper Tupac Shakur sent him while he was serving time in a New York prison.Written in September, 1995, Tupac was responding to a letter of...

Chuck D And Dj Lord To Headline Afropunk Fest 2013

Afropunk Fest is set to return to Brooklyn this year with a killer line-up celebrating the best of African Punk in recent history.The festival will take place at Commodore Barry Park from August 24th -...

Public Enemy Take Hall Of Fame Inclusion 'Very Seriously'

Chuck D takes Public Enemy's inclusion in the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame ''very seriously''.The veteran rapper is pleased his group will become the fourth hip-hop band to be included in the legendary institution...

Jay-z 'Wasn't Really A Performer'

Jay-Z ''wasn't really a performer'' when he started out. The rap titan may be one of the most sought after headliners in the world, playing for thousands of fans every night on tour, but when...

Pictures: Greatest Hits Set Seals Storming Freeze Festival Finale By Public Enemy

Public Enemy Performing At The Freeze Festival in LondonPublic Enemy brought the house down at the Freeze Festival in London, as they closed the event on Saturday (October 27, 2012) with a greatest hits set...

Public Enemy Headline Relentless Freeze Festival

Public Enemy closed the Relentless Energy Drink Freeze Festival in London last night (27.10.12).The legendary hip-hop group played a greatest hits set at the festival's Battersea power station venue treating fans to hits including 'Don't...

Chris Lighty Dead At 44: Hip Hop Mogul Turns Gun On Himself?

Chris Lighty dead at just 44 is news that will hit hundreds of hip hop stars very hard this week. The man many deem responsible for the boom in commercial hip-hop at the turn of...

Chuck D Blasts Jay-z And Kanye

Chuck D has blasted Jay-Z and Kanye West.The veteran Public Enemy rapper has recorded a track, 'Catch the Thrown', as a response to the hip-hop stars' collaborative single 'Watch the Throne', which questions what the...

Ice-t Launches The Art Of Rap In London

Ice-T was joined by a host of rap superstars to launch 'Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap' in London last night (19.07.12).The legendary 'Cop Killer' hitmaker was joined by Public Enemy's Chuck D, Wu...

Ice-t Wants Due Respect For Rap

Ice-T thinks rap needs to be given more respect ''as an art form.''The veteran rapper has made a documentary, 'Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap', in which he debates rhyming with a number of...

Chris Rock Inducting Red Hot Chili Peppers Into Hall Of Fame

Chris Rock will be among the A-list presenters at the annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland on April 14, 2012. The comedian has been given the enviable job of inducting...

Flavor Flav Opens Fried Chicken Eatery, In Las Vegas

Flavor Flav 's timekeeping may be excellent, but the over-sized time piece-wearing MC's dealings within the fast food history have been dubiously successful to say the least, a restaurant franchise named Flav's Fried Chicken opening...

Stars Remember Notorious B.i.g. On 15th Anniversary

Sean Combs, Jermaine Dupri, Chuck D and Faith Evans are among the stars who have paid tribute to the Notorious B.I.G. on the 15th anniversary of his death.The New York hip-hop star, real name Christopher...

Meat Loaf's Appreciation For Rap

Meat Loaf invited Chuck D to work with him because of his new ''appreciation'' for rap.The 'Bat Out of Hell' rocker teamed up with the Public Enemy star for a track on his latest album...

Chuck D To Lecture At California University

Rap icon Chuck D will kick off America's Black History Month with a special guest lecture at California State University Monterey Bay on Tuesday (07Feb12).The Public Enemy star will speak to students about rap, race,...

Public Enemy Releasing Two Albums This Year

Public Enemy are releasing two albums in 2012. The legendary 'Bring the Noise' hip-hop group are to planning to put out 'Most of My Heroes Still Don't Appear on No Stamp' in Summer, followed by...

Chuck D Modelling Suits

Rap icon Chuck D has turned fashion model to become the face of a California-based suit company.The Public Enemy star has signed a deal with Naked Suits to promote the fine clothing designs and will...

Public Enemy Star Sues Recorchuck D Label

Public Enemy star Chuck D has filed a $100 million (£66.7 million) lawsuit accusing bosses at his record label of owing him money from royalty payments.The hip-hop icon - real name Carlton Douglas Ridenhour -...

Jay-z Thinks Hip-hop Is Mellow

Jay Z thinks marijuana has made hip-hop more "mellow".The '99 Problems' hitmaker believes the genre has changed over the years to become less intense, and thinks that is due to the drug consumption of some...

Meat Loaf Going Hip Hop?

Meat Loaf has been working with rapper Chuck D and producer Lil Jon.The 'Bat out of Hell' singer collaborated with the Public Enemy frontman - famed for his uncompromising political lyrics - and Lil Jon,...

Chuck D Not Impressed By Bin Laden's Death

Rap icon Chuck D has urged his fellow Americans to stop celebrating the death of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, insisting the killing of "one dude in a cave" is nothing to shout about.Patriots gathered...

Linkin Park's Hip Hop Homage

Linkin Park pay homage to Public Enemy on their new album 'A Thousand Sons'.The nu-metal group have incorporated a number of political messages into the songs on their fourth album and guitarist and rapper Mike...

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