Public Enemy

In Hip-Hop and Beyond: Ramsey Lewis

Across decades and dozens of studio albums, pianist and composer, Ramsey Lewis, explored the intersections of jazz and pop music.… Read More

September 14, 2022

Chuck D Sells Large Portion of His Public Enemy Catalog Publishing Rights

Public Enemy's de facto frontman Chuck D has sold a huge chunk of his songwriting catalog to his longtime publisher… Read More

September 13, 2022

Steve Smith, Pioneering Hip-Hop Radio Programmer, Has Died At 62

Legendary radio programmer and consultant Steve Smith, who assisted in launching Hot 97 in the mid-90s, has died at 62-years-old.… Read More

July 12, 2022

Chuck D Responds to ‘Jeopardy’ Contestant Who Got Public Enemy Question Wrong in the Most Hilarious Kind of Way

After a Jeopardy contestant confused Public Enemy with The Funky Bunch on a recent episode, PE frontman Chuck D has… Read More

July 1, 2022

Elvis’ Complicated Relationship To Hip-Hop

Revisiting how Elvis became shorthand for square white taste by rappers in the '80s and '90s amid the release of the Elvis biopic.… Read More

June 27, 2022

Chicago Blues and Soul Star, Syl Johnson, Dead at 85

Syl Johnson was an integral piece of hip-hop's Golden Era source code. The family of Syl Johnson, a Chicago blues… Read More

February 7, 2022

“God is Good!” Flavor Flav Escapes Freaky Near-Fatal Car Accident

While driving from Las Vegas to Los Angeles on Tuesday, the rapper's vehicle was struck by a massive boulder that… Read More

December 15, 2021

Chuck D Comes to The Defense of Travis Scott as Astroworld Lawsuits Continue Piling Up

"I’m not buying the Young Black Man did it," wrote the Public Enemy rapper in an impassioned open letter on… Read More

November 19, 2021

Pete Rock Made One of Hip-Hop’s Most Revered Remixes in Just Five Minutes

Pete Rock breaks down some of his grailed productions for Nas, Kanye, Public Enemy, and more. Pete Rock may not… Read More

November 2, 2021

Chuck D and Flavor Flav Can’t Agree on Who’s to Blame for The Delay of Public Enemy’s Reunion

Chuck D and Flavor Flav reignite their feud. After fooling us once with a breakup hoax pegged to the release… Read More

September 15, 2021

Chuck D From Public Enemy Kicks Off ‘Needle 2 The Groove’ By Highlighting Richard Pryor, Funkadelic Vinyl

Okayplayer kicks off its new video series Needle 2 the Groove with Chuck D, who spoke about some of his favorite… Read More

October 9, 2020

Public Enemy, Cypress Hill, and George Clinton Perform “Grid” on the Late Show

The new Public Enemy album is out now on all streaming services. Last week, Public Enemy dropped What You Gonna Do… Read More

September 30, 2020

Public Enemy Drops Their First Album With Def Jam in 26 Years

Public Enemy frontman Chuck D spoke with Billboard about the album. On Friday, Public Enemy dropped their 15th studio album, What You Gonna… Read More

September 25, 2020

Rolling Stone Lists ‘Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ Greatest Rap Album

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill holds down the tenth spot overall. On Tuesday, Rolling Stone released its list of the… Read More

September 22, 2020

New Public Enemy Album Will Feature Beastie Boys, George Clinton & More

Public Enemy has already released two tracks from the album: "State of the Union (STFU)" and the recently-released updated version… Read More

September 1, 2020

Public Enemy Officially Releases “Fight the Power Remix 2020” Featuring Nas, Black Thought, & Rapsody

Public Enemy has officially released "Fight the Power Remix 2020." The group also announced a reunion with Def Jam. Full… Read More

August 28, 2020