We Salute: Public Enemy Inducted Into Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame Today…

Posted: April 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

Its now 26 years since I first heard ‘Public Enemy Number 1’. Wow. I remember it like it was yesterday.

Davey D's Hip Hop Corner

public-enemy benchToday April 18th 2013 is Public Enemy Day… Yep that’s right.. Today we celebrate the landmark group that has been together for almost 30 years.. They are deemed Hip Hop Royalty and tonight they get inducted into the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame.

Last night they performed at House of Blues in LA and absolutely killed.. DJ Terminator X who retired from the group several years ago to do some ostrich farming.. returned to the fold to help celebrate.. Also on hand at HOB was Kool Moe Dee and the Treacherous Three, DMC, Doug E Fresh, Method Man, Whodini, JJ Fad and many more..  It was a testament to the love and respect folks have for Public Enemy..

I first met Chuck D back in summer of ’88 at the New Music Seminar when the group was just starting to make noise.. They had already…

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  1. Chuck D towers above almost any artist you can mention.

    Any genre.

    • leepinkerton says:

      In terms of hip-hop I agree (lets maybe inlcude KRS -1 in there as well) but in the greater scheme of things I would put Chuck in that tradition of true artists who use their music to educate, inform and uplift, rather than for self-agrandisement. So put him alongside Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, and Fela Kuti.

      • Scottish-Lady says:

        Yes, I did mean that. Not all his output is top grade (whose is?) but he stays in touch with past, present and future. And that’s why I admire & love him.

        And he’s my age! We have an intersecting though hugely different childhood & youth.

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