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This election season has been a strange one, to say the least. With Obama leaving the White House soon, the absence of a decent candidate has some loathing his departure — especially the Hip-Hop generation, who will miss his ability to relate to them, his sense of honesty when discussing issues, and his cool factor. It seemed like […]

SXSW is just getting started and the first 3 days have already been too lit.   7. First things first, President Barack Obama kicked the weekend off with his keynote about the tech industry on Friday. Full video here.   6. Classic hip-hop group Public Enemy performed at the Samsung Galaxy Life Fest. https://www.facebook.com/TheBoxHouston/videos/1053278724713664/   RELATED: 18 Of The […]

Tons of new school and old school hip-hop artists hit the stage at SXSW. We’ve got the top 7 classic artists you must see! 7. Naughty By Nature 6. Ghostface Killah 5. Raekwon 4. Erykah Badu 3. Talib Kweli 2. Public Enemy 1. Nas

Dope is turning into one of the most anticipated movies of the summer. We rarely get Black coming-of-age movies anymore, and Dope― starring Zoe Kravitz and Shameik Moore, and executive produced by Pharrell Williams― is long overdue. But with a (hopefully) great movie, comes a great soundtrack. And with tracks from Public Enemy, Nas, and A Tribe Called […]

Despite being the poster child for longevity in hip-hop, LL Cool J always has and probably always will be considered an underdog. After churning out albums jeweled with hit songs for the better part of 28 years, his latest album “Authentic” was released to little mainstream fanfare and to date has only sold about 26,000 […]

The Grammys keep snubbing Nas. The Queens rapper has been nominated a whopping 13 times and has not won a single award, which is surprising because “Life is Good” was hailed as one of the best albums of 2012. He is not the only great artist who has been upset by the Grammys. Take a […]

So the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees list for 2013 is out, and Public Enemy have made the cut! The rap group beat out N.W.A. for the rap category. This is the first time in history that fans were able to cast their ballot for the inductees, and their votes were counted with […]

This past weekend saw Philadelphia being rocked by some of music’s most beloved artists at the Made In America Festival. One of the highlights was the reunion of Run-DMC. Another legendary group who got their start in the eighties was offered a spot on the festival but declined. Public Enemy‘s Chuck D confessed he was […]

In 1988, Public Enemy’s “Night Of The Living Baseheads” was one of the most vocal indictments of crack cocaine use ever heard on record. The haunting video was the real life version of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” with zombie-like “baseheads” dragging themselves about. Pop Culture Moment #1: Chappelle’s Show Premieres What many fans at the time […]

While many TV audiences know William Drayton, aka Flavor Flav, as a colorful (and sometimes polarizing) figure on his reality TV shows,  the multi-talent came to prominence for many as a member of the rap group Public Enemy. Public Enemy’s messages of Black power and social consciousness run contrary to some of the images we’ve […]

Flav’s Fried Chicken is no more.  Flavor Flav instructed his attorney to revoke the licensing agreement he had with his former partner, Nick Cimino over mismanagement of the restaurant.