KillRockStar Entertainment, Restless Entertainment, Niche Artists and Triple J present-
PUBLIC ENEMY: Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, Dj Lord, The S1Ws + Full Live Band!
Public Enemy rewrote the rules of hip-hop, becoming the most influential and controversial rap group of the late ’80s and for many, the definitive rap group of all time. Public Enemy continues to pioneer a variation of hardcore rap that is musically and politically revolutionary. With his powerful, authoritative baritone, lead rapper Chuck D rhymes about all manner of social issues, particularly those plaguing the Black community, often evoking revolutionary ideals and social activism. In the process, Public Enemy has directed hip-hop towards an explicitly self-aware, pro-black consciousness that became the culture’s signature!
Musically Public Enemy are ground-breaking; their production team the Bomb Squad created dense soundscapes that relied on avant-garde cut-and-paste techniques, unrecognizable samples, piercing sirens, relentless beats and deep funk. It is chaotic and invigorating music, made all the more intoxicating by Chuck D’s forceful vocals and the absurdist raps of his comic foil Flavor Flav. With his comic sunglasses and an oversized clock around his neck, Flav became the group’s visual focal point, yet never obscures the music.
Public Enemy’s seminal albums It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back and 1990’s Fear Of A Black Planet continue to draw applause from hip-hop and rock critics alike. Public Enemy are now global celebrities. Heading to Australia as part of their 48th world tour the prophets of rage are unarguably the most influential and radical band of our time- don’t miss this very special performance!