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LL Cool J premiered this song last night at the end of the Grammys, and now you can enjoy the full version of the record. 

An already grandiose bill of performers for this year’s 55th annual Grammy Awards has gotten that much more grander. According to a recent report from MTV News, Grammy host LL Cool J will now grace the stage for a historical performance with Chuck D of Public Enemy, Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, DJ Z-Trip and Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello.

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five made a huge splash in the summer of 1982 with their seminal rap hit, “The Message” – a socially conscious and still-resonant song many regard as a classic. Now 30 years in existence, the track is part of the conversation once more as author as New York University academic […]

The 25-year (and still going) existence of seminal rap crew Public Enemy and their relevancy in today’s crowded market serves as a testament to front man Chuck D’s insistence to keep up with current trends and not fading away. Although not as sonically linked, pioneering rap quintet of Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, the late Eazy-E, MC […]

This is so necessary. One of the greatest Hip-Hop groups of all time are back together and about to drop a new album Most Of My Heroes Still Don’t Appear On No Stamp. “I Shall Not Be Moved,” which is on the album, has Chuck D and Flavor Flav back in their comfort lane that we found […]

The Beastie Boys were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this past weekend. Chuck D held the honor of inducting the rap trio into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. “It broke the mold,” said Chuck D. “The Beastie Boys are indeed three bad brothers who made history. They brought a […]

Today marks the 15-year anniversary of the murder of Biggie Smalls, and in light of his passing, Chuck D is expressing remorse for suing the slain MC. In a new interview, the 51-year-old opened up about filing a copyright-infringement and defamation suit against Biggie over the unauthorized use of his vocals on the DJ Premier […]

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. What many fans at the time didn’t know was that Public Enemy member Flavor […]

Public Enemy – “Can’t Truss It” [Video]   Here’s a little classic P.E. in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Fight The Power! “Most of my heroes don’t appear on no stamp.”  

We Barack’d the vote… now what? “He who pulls the purse strings pulls the strings of the puppet.” -I X 3 It is naïve to think that Hip-Hop culture within the United States in its present mainstream incarnations is a viable candidate for an empowerment movement. Firstly, consumer power doesn’t equate to political power. It […]