Public Enemy Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


11th February 2014

Fact: Public Enemy leader Chuck D has been named the official ambassador of Record Store Day 2014.


5th May 2012

Quote: "Adam and the Boys put us on our first tour 25 years and 79 tours ago. They were essential to our beginning, middle and today. Adam especially was unbelievable in our support from then 'til now, even allowing me to induct them into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I consider myself a strong man and my father says be prepared to lose many in your post-50 path of life. Still, I'm a bit teary-eyed leaving this plane. R.I.P. Adam aka Mca." Public Enemy star Chuck D responds to the passing of Beastie Boys legend Adam Yauch on Friday (04May12).


8th April 2011

Fact: Public Enemy rapper Flavor Flav joined pal BRET MICHAELS onstage in Dubuque, Iowa on Wednesday night (06Weds) for a performance of the hip-hop band's track 911 Is a Joke.


7th August 2008

Quote: "I f**king went to see the Def Jam tour in Manchester in nineteen-ninety-whenever-it-f**king-was, with Public Enemy, RUN-DMC, and the Beastie Boys! But I'm not gonna sit here and list all the records that I own, because I don't f**king have to." Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher is a fan of hip-hop, despite his recent row with JAY-Z.


14th May 2008

Fact: Rapper-turned-reality TV star Flavor Flav has landed a big name brother for his new sitcom UNDER ONE ROOF - American football icon Terrell Owens will play the Public Enemy star's long lost sibling in an upcoming episode.


15th April 2008

Fact: Nelly has recorded a new track, called SELF ESTEEM, with Public Enemy rap pioneer Chuck D. The collaboration will appear on Nelly's new album BRASS KNUCKLES.


29th February 2008

Quote: "Public Enemy - get Chuck D to get that (award) because I think he's a true inspiration. Best rapper ever." Manic Street Preachers bassist Nicky Wire wants the legendary rap group to win the 2009 NME Award For Godlike Genius Of The Year.


10th November 2007

Quote: "We're THE Rolling Stones or the Bob Dylan of the rap game. Most people know it, but Americans know it last." Rapper Chuck D is pleased Public Enemy are now as acclaimed in his native U.S. as they are elsewhere.


1st September 2007

Fact: Controversial acts Public Enemy and Nine Inch Nails are headlining a Chinese music festival in Beijing's Chaoyang Park next week (begs03Sep07).


12th July 2007

Fact: Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian will join rap supergroup Public Enemy for the iconic act's four upcoming Rock The Bells festival shows in New York and California.


21st March 2007

Fact: Rage Against The Machine's TOM MORELLO, Korn's Jonathan Davis and THE Beastie Boys have teamed up to contribute to Public Enemy: THE BROTHERHOOD - a documentary celebrating the act's 20th anniversary.


28th August 2006

Fact: Public Enemy and Jermaine Dupri will be honoured at this year's (08SEP06) Billboard R+B/Hip-Hop Awards show in Atlanta, Georgia. Rappers Public Enemy will be presented with the Hip-Hop Founders Award, while producer Dupri will receive the inaugural Otis Redding Excellence Award For Outstanding Achievement In Music, Culture And Business.


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