Birth Place: Long Island, New York
Years Active: 1982–present
Genres: Political Hip Hop
Public Enemy is an American hip hop band consisting of Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff and his S1W group, DJ Lord, who replaced Terminator X in 1999 and bassist Brian Hardgroove. Formed on Long Island, New York in 1982, Public Enemy are known for their politically charged lyrics and criticism of the American media, with an active interest in the frustrations and concerns of the African American community. Their debut album, “Yo! Bum Rush The Show,” was released in 1987 to critical acclaim. The album was the group's first step toward stardom. The group released the album “It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back” in 1988, which performed better in the charts than their pr...
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