Pioneering rap outfit Public Enemy arrive in the UK to perform their genre-defining masterpiece “Fear of a Black Planet” live in its entirety.
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“Fear of a Black Planet” was released in 1990 and the follow-up to “It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back.” “Fear of a Black Planet marked Public Enemy’s 3rd studio album. The album made the US Billboard charts Top 10 and Top 5 in the UK. Standout tracks, such as “911 is a Joke” and “Fight the Power” became a benchmark for the rap genre and anthems for a generation and established Public Enemy as production and live acts, as well as Chuck D as songwriter.
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Public Enemy began when Def Jam co-founder Rick Rubin heard Chuck D rapping on song ‘Public Enemy Number 1’ and signed him along with Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, S1W, Terminator X and the Bomb Squad. The current line up is almost the same minus Terminator X and now including DJ Lord. They have had 10 studio albums since their career began in 1987, their debut ‘Yo! Bum Rush The Show’ catapulted them into the mainstream, follow ups include the highly influential rap albums ‘It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back,’ ‘Fear Of A Black Planet’ and ‘Apocalypse 91...The Enemy Strikes Back.’
All of their records were full of their strong view, which was often seen as controversial but gained them much attention and a massive loyal fan base. It also gave them a political stance as a group, which made them revolutionary. They continued to release albums such as ‘Muse Sick-n-Hour Mess Age’, ‘He Got Game’, ‘There’s a Poison Going On’ and ‘New Whirl Order.’ All of these releases mirror their strong ideas.
Public Enemy also helped define the ‘rap-metal’ musical genre by collaborating with New York thrash metallers Anthrax. Chuck D and Scott Ian of Anthrax were close friends, so the band made music that compiled black power lyrics, grinding guitars and sporadic humour. Public Enemy brought a new genre to rock fans when they went on tour with Anthrax.
Although they have not made an album for many years, Public Enemy’s influence hasn’t waned and now is your chance to see one of the most influential rap acts performing their landmark album “Fear of a Black Planet” live! Don’t miss out on Public Enemy tickets – secure yours now.