Chuck D co-wrote a comic book series called Public Enemy that spans six chapters. Some of the issues are sold out already but for those of us who missed out (including myself), you can order the whole collection along with an EP with tracks from Public Enemy, R.A. The Rugged Man andILLUS. link
To the general population, PUBLIC ENEMY, is a world-famous, pioneering, revolutionary, HIP-HOP band that have toured the globe, selling hit records for over twenty years. Unbeknownst to most though, they are also members of a secret, global network of freedom fighters called the Underground Railroad, that help those in need ld and fight injustice, corruption and oppression wherever it may surface. In this first story-arc, collecting the first five issues of the hit series, our heroes must face an enemy unlike anything they have ever experienced. The evil Executives and their New World Order are about to unleash their master plan for world domination. Before they can succeed though, they must eliminate a young boy named Vincent who holds the key to their ultimate secret weapon. Unfortunately for the Executives, Vincent is a Public Enemy fan and he has sought out their help to expose the evil plans of the Executives. In a desperate attempt to destroy their enemies, the Executives devise a plan that will eliminate Vincent, Public Enemy and their Underground Railroad allies in one clean swoop as they set out to take over the world. In this epic battle for peace and justice Public Enemy and the Underground Railroad fight for their lives and the freedom of the world, as they are torn apart, imprisoned and hunted down by the government in a desperate fight for their lives. Continue reading
Chuck D speaks on the history of hip-hop, and the difference between rap and hip-hop. This is original footage filmed by Chris Franco for Hiptics.com
Oh, I’m f*ckin with this
A number of varied artists are coming together to support the 2nd Annual Roots Picnic this June in The Roots’ hometown of Philadelphia.
Public Enemy, Asher Roth, Santigold, The Black Keys, Kid Cudi and The Roots themselves are included in the picnic’s lineup, which will feature a main stage and a second stage to showcase the acts.
In a rare performance, Public Enemy will perform their classic album It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back along with The Roots and Antibalas backing.
The performance marks the first time in history that the seminal Public Enemy album has been recreated using a live band.
The Roots 2nd Annual Roots Picnic takes place June 6, with performances starting at 2:00 PM.
Last year, The Roots launched the picnic with performances by Gnarls Barkley, The Cook Kids, Jazzy Jeff and Sharon Jones & The Dap-King, Diplo and others.
Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday (March 20) and are priced at $49.50 in advance and $50.00 the day of the show, which takes place at Festival Pier along the Philadelphia waterfront.
The Roots are currently enjoying success as the new house band for the “Late Night Jimmy Fallon” show.
For more information visit www.rootspicnic.com.
Just in time for the Summer Jam hype surrounding PE
via The Evil Collector
Yeah, yeah, yeah Supreme just worked with them, but is there really a problem with Obey helping to get more Public Enemy gear on your back? Set to release mid June, some of the pieces in this collection are pretty dope. I mean, I don’t know how often we’ll see Flav rocking an M-65 but the jacket looks sick all the same.