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Chuck D Responds To Flavor Flav’s Version Of Public Enemy Reunion Stalemate

Last year, before releasing What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down, their guest-heavy return to Def Jam Records, the legendary rap rabble-rousers Public Enemy went through a weird public spat that might have been fake. After Public Enemy were announced to perform a Bernie Sanders rally in Los Angeles, longtime hypeman (and one-time reality TV celebrity) Flavor Flav loudly objected to the gig — which turned out to feature Chuck D’s PE offshoot Public Enemy Radio — on the grounds that he did no...
Tags: Music, News, Los Angeles, Public Enemy, Flavor Flav, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Chuck D, Flav, Public Enemy Radio, Public Enemy Reunion Stalemate


Netflix docuseries ‘This Is Pop’ explores the making of music from Abba to Zapp

When the creators of the new Netflix series “This Is Pop” began thinking about how to tell the story of pop music in an eight-episode docuseries, they looked first to the model of their ongoing series “Hip-Hop Evolution,” which last year finished its fourth season on the same streaming network. That series traced the development of rap and hip-hop from a now-legendary party in the Bronx in 1973 where DJ Kool Herc set in motion a series of events that would lead to the genre and its many offshoot...
Tags: Music, Toronto, Sport, Tom Hanks, Netflix, Lego, Things To Do, Soccer, Justin Bieber, Harry Potter, Elvis Presley, Philadelphia, Espn, Bronx, Abba, Oasis


How the Clash Embraced New York’s Hip Hop Scene with Their Single “The Magnificent Seven” & “The Magnificent Dance”

“Before playing guitar for Captain Beefheart and Jeff Buckley,” John Kruth writes at the Observer, “Gary Lucas worked as a copywriter for CBS/Epic Records,” where he fell in love with a punk band called the Clash, just signed to the label in 1977. “They weren’t easy to work with,” he remembered. “Like Frank Zappa, they spoke about politics, government and corporate interference with radio. They were, as I said, when I came up with the slogan to promote the album: ‘The only group that mat...
Tags: Facebook, Chuck, Music, New York, College, New York City, US, Bronx, Public Enemy, Frank Zappa, ESG, Jones, Jeff Buckley, Gary Lucas, Blondie, Rage Against The Machine


How the Clash Embraced New York’s Hip Hop Scene and Released the Dance Track, “The Magnificent Dance” (1981)

“Before playing guitar for Captain Beefheart and Jeff Buckley,” John Kruth writes at the Observer, “Gary Lucas worked as a copywriter for CBS/Epic Records,” where he fell in love with a punk band called the Clash, just signed to the label in 1977. “They weren’t easy to work with,” he remembered. “Like Frank Zappa, they spoke about politics, government and corporate interference with radio. They were, as I said, when I came up with the slogan to promote the album: ‘The only group that mat...
Tags: Facebook, Chuck, Music, New York, College, New York City, US, Bronx, Public Enemy, Frank Zappa, ESG, Jones, Jeff Buckley, Gary Lucas, Blondie, Rage Against The Machine


The Story Behind the Iconic Bass-Smashing Photo on the Clash’s London Calling

Pennie Smith was not a fan. Maybe that’s what made her the perfect photographer for The Clash. “She was never particularly into rock music,” writes Rob Walker at The Guardian; she wasn’t starstruck or overawed by her subjects; and she also wasn’t even particularly in love with the most famous shot of her career — the iconic photo of bassist Paul Simonon raising his Fender Precision at New York’s Palladium, seconds before smashing it to bits. “I said, ‘it’s completely out of focus,’” Smit...
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Q&A With UK Producer MWD

Yo MWD!! We really appreciate your content on UGHHBLOG!  You’re definitely a talented producer from the UK. Please tell us how many years have you been making beats?  For those unfamiliar, please shed some light on your background in the Hip Hop game. Please detail. I’ve been making beats since 1996 and back then I was playing stuff in real time in a room without midi so I was setting up tape recorders and playing the beats physically from a keyboard in time with the samples or loops, as I’m a ...
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R.A. the Rugged Man – “Who Do We Trust?” Ft. Immortal Technique (Video)

R.A. the Rugged Man starts the new year right with his latest visual release titled “Who Do We Trust?” featuring the underground GOAT Immortal Technique.  This single is off new album “All My Heroes Are Dead” features appearances by Chuck D of Public Enemy, Ghostface Killah, Slug of Atmosphere, Ice-T, Brand Nubian, Kool G Rap, Vinnie Paz, Inspectah Deck, M.O.P., DJ Jazzy Jeff, Chris Rivers, A-F-R-O, Onyx, Chino XL, Masta Killa, and more.The post R.A. the Rugged Man – “Who Do We Trust?” Ft. Im...
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Chuck D, Masta Killa, Immortal Technique, R.a. The Rugged Man, Jeff Chris Rivers


Goodie Mob – “No Cigar” (Feat. André 3000) & “Prey 4 Da Sheep” (Feat. Big Boi)

The Dungeon Family lives on. The legendary Atlanta rap collective included OutKast, Goodie Mob, and the Organized Noize production team, and it was responsible for a whole lot of the best music the ’90s and early ’00s. In the time since their heyday, the members of the DF have scattered to the four winds. (André 3000, for instance, has been the subject of a whole lot of eyewitness stories that often involve playing flutes in parks, and he’s also acted on Jason Segel’s AMC series Dispatches From ...
Tags: Music, Amc, Atlanta, Andre 3000, Big Boi, New Music, Andre, OutKast, Chuck D, Jason Segel, Goodie Mob, Organized Noize, OutKast Goodie Mob, Dungeon Family, Meathead


Kanye West skips 'Kimmel' after receiving just 60,000 votes; Chuck D slams 'narcissism'

Kanye West was set to appear on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Wednesday, but ultimately canceled. His presidential run garnered just 60,000 votes.          [Author: USA TODAY]
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Public Enemy’s Chuck D responds to Kanye West’s presidential vote total

Public Enemy's Chuck D has responded to Kanye West receiving in the region of 60,000 votes in the US presidential election.
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De La Soul – “Remove 45″ (Feat. Styles P, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, Mysonne, & Chuck D)

De La Soul have shared a new anti-Trump song, just in time for the election. "Remove 45" also features Styles P, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, Mysonne, and Chuck D. "When it comes to this president and his administration we need to exercise our right to vote and REMOVE him from office," says De La Soul's … More »
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The poetics and politics of rap music in the UK

As we approach the deadline for the UK to leave the European Union, a number of political debates persist in media discourse: the legality of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s actions regarding (amongst other things) the Northern Irish Border, the increasing call for Scottish independence, and the role of government in handling the novel coronavirus pandemic via the National Health Service. With Harry and Megan leaving their royal duties, even the monarchy is under scrutiny. Debates around the hist...
Tags: Books, Music, UK, Featured, Scotland, Kingdom, European Union, Bbc, Cnn, Dave, Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Bristol, Multimedia, UK Politics, Megan


Tom Morello talks Chris Cornell, Rage Against the Machine’s first gig ahead of new book

Guitarist, songwriter and political activist Tom Morello has lived a fast-paced and fascinating life. He’s been in bands including Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, Prophets of Rage and The Nightwatchmen, and he even joined Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band for a while. He’s toured the world many times over, played on 19 studio albums and is currently working on his 20th. Harvard-educated, he’s spoken at protests for human rights and is a virtuoso at shutting down trolls on Twitter. No...
Tags: Books, Music, Bruce Springsteen, Guantanamo Bay, US, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Harvard University, Nick Hornby, Cornell, Usc, Chris, Southern California, Chris Cornell, Rage Against The Machine


Chuck D on why Fight The Power is 'still relevant'

The Public Enemy rapper on racism, Trump, technology and reuniting with Def Jam records.
Tags: News, Public Enemy, Trump, Def Jam, Chuck D


Public Enemy's Chuck D: 'Trump is a half-baked celebrity real estate hypocrite'

As Fight the Power is reworked for the age of Black Lives Matter, rap’s elder statesman gives his message for the US election – and explains the ‘hoax’ firing of Flavor FlavIt is 1989 and racial tensions in the US are simmering. Public Enemy have just released Fight the Power on Def Jam, with a video featuring a massive political rally, the Young People’s March to End Racial Violence. Fast-forward 31 years and Public Enemy are back on Def Jam and Fight the Power, immortalised in Spike Lee’s Do t...
Tags: Music, Activism, Protest, Race, US, Barack Obama, World news, US news, Rap, Culture, US politics, Hip-hop, Spike Lee, Public Enemy, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter


When Punk & Reggae Fans Launched the “Rock Against Racism” Movement and Pushed Back Against Britain’s Racist Right (1976)

The UK of the late-70s was, in many unfortunate respects, like the UK (and US) of today, with far-right attacks against West Indian and Asian immigrants becoming routine, along with increased aggression from the police. Enoch Powell’s inflammatory 1968 “Rivers of Blood” speech (denounced in the papers as a naked “appeal to racial hatred) energized the far-right National Front. Nazi punks and skinheads began violent campaigns in the mid-70s. A very hot summer in 1976 saw a riot at the Not...
Tags: Google, Music, Politics, UK, London, College, US, RAR, Britain, Elvis Costello, Birmingham, Public Enemy, Leeds, Enoch Powell, Eric Clapton, Nme


George Floyd death: Ice-T and Chuck D share artist's anti-racism mural

Rappers Ice-T and Chuck D are among stars to have shared Nathan Murdoch's heart shape design.
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A Memphis Memory

Twenty-five summers ago, my friend Jodie and I drove my overstuffed Cutlass Ciera from New Jersey to California. I was relocating to Los Angeles for grad school. She was along for the ride. I’m not sure I could have done it without her, but our friendship almost didn’t survive that trip. America can have that effect on people, I guess. By car, it’s possible to get from coast to coast in four days—but we took two weeks, lingering in my favorite music cities throughout the South. On ...
Tags: Mississippi, California, America, Los Angeles, Tennessee, New Jersey, Jazz, Martin Luther King, Memphis, Elvis, Rodney, Wolf, Buddhist, Martin Luther, Lorraine Motel, Lorraine


The 10 Verzuz Battles We Need To See

It's become a quarantine-era tradition: Spending an evening zoning out on your phone while you watch two middle-aged men struggle with technology, talk shit to each other, and take turns playing their own classic rap and R&B hits. This whole thing began last month, when Timbaland and Swizz Beatz spent a few hours attempting to … More »
Tags: Music, Timbaland, Q-tip, Mike Dean, Rza, Mustard, Metro Boomin, Zaytoven, Status Ain't Hood, Mike Will Made-it, Rick Rubin, Swizz Beatz, Pete Rock, Grimm Doza, Chuck D, Lex Luger


Chuck D says Flavor Flav firing was a stunt, but Flav disagrees

Chuck D made headlines when he fired Flavor Flav from Public Enemy and now he says it was all to get people's attention.
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Chuck D says Flavor Flav firing was a stunt

Chuck D made headlines when he fired Flavor Flav from Public Enemy and now he says it was all to get people's attention.
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Chuck D says Public Enemy split from Flavor Flav was an April Fools' joke to promote new album

After an apparent feud with Public Enemy bandmate Flavor Flav last month, Chuck D says the fallout was to get attention ahead of a new album release.          [Author: USA TODAY]
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Chuck D Says Public Enemy’s Split From Flavor Flav Was A Hoax To Promote New Album

It feels like ancient history now, but one month ago, there was a whole saga about the legendary rap group Public Enemy parting ways with longtime court jester and hypeman Flavor Flav. Public Enemy Radio -- a side-project group that basically featured all of Public Enemy except for Flavor Flav -- were announced … More »
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#TrackOfTheDay: “Your Reality’s a Fantasy But Your Fantasy is Killing Me”

by Boom Boom Satellites feat. Chuck Dfrom Japan, USA (2001) I first ran into this song on a compilation that I have long since lost. But it was only when I heard a track on the Appleseed soundtrack that Boom Boom Satellites got my full attention. I should’ve paid more attention to begin with–I mean…Chuck D. But my brain is scattered on the best of days. This madness comes from their 2001 album Umbra. Boom Boom Satellites photo by Itaru Hirama (???) from ...
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Public Enemy Says Flavor Flav Was Not Fired Over Politics, Has Been “On Suspension Since 2016”

There was bound to be some big political drama this week, but a less-expected subplot turns out to be the breakdown of Public Enemy. Last week, it was announced that Public Enemy Radio, Chuck D's new offshoot of Public Enemy, would perform at Bernie Sanders' rally in LA on this past Sunday. This … More »
Tags: Music, News, La, Public Enemy, Flavor Flav, Bernie Sanders, Chuck D, Public Enemy Radio Chuck D


Public Enemy ‘Moving Forward’ Without Flava Flav After Bernie Sanders Rally Dispute

Legendary hip hop group Public Enemy announced Sunday that it will be “moving forward” without Flavor Flav, its hype man of some 35 years, after a disagreement over a Bernie Sanders rally. Flavor Flav had clashed with Chuck D, the group’s other remaining founding member, over the latter’s performance at a Sanders rally in Los Angeles Sunday evening with his offshoot group Public Enemy Radio. Flavor Flav sent a cease-and-desist letter to the Sanders campaign on Friday, arguing that the rally...
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Public Enemy Say Flavor Flav Was Not Fired Over Politics, Has Been “On Suspension Since 2016”

There was bound to be some big political drama this week, but a less-expected subplot turns out to be the breakdown of Public Enemy. Last week, it was announced that Public Enemy Radio, Chuck D's new offshoot of Public Enemy, would perform at Bernie Sanders' rally in LA on this past Sunday. This … More »
Tags: Music, News, La, Public Enemy, Flavor Flav, Bernie Sanders, Chuck D, Public Enemy Radio Chuck D


"Public Enemy have fired founder member Flavor Flav following a dispute over the group performing at a Bernie Sanders rally..."

"... bringing to an end one of the most colourful partnerships in rap history. A statement said the group would be 'moving forward without Flavor Flav. We thank him for his years of service and wish him well.'... [L]awyers for Flavor Flav said the rapper 'has not endorsed any political candidate in this election cycle,' adding that Sanders was not authorised to use the group’s image without Flav’s permission: 'While Chuck is certainly free to express his political view as he sees fit – his voice...
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Public Enemy Fire Flavor Flav Following Bernie Sanders Dispute

We knew that the 2020 election would be divisive. We did not know that it would lead to a division within one of America's most iconic rap groups, but that has happened. Last week, Bernie Sanders announced a Los Angeles rally that would include a performance from Public Enemy. But it wasn't really … More »
Tags: Music, News, America, Los Angeles, Public Enemy, Flavor Flav, Bernie Sanders, Chuck D


Public Enemy Fires Flavor Flav For Good Over Bernie Sanders Flap

The famed hypeman accused Sanders and rap group leader Chuck D of deceiving the public before Sanders' LA rally.
Tags: News, Sanders, Chuck D, Bernie Sanders Flap