The hip-hop pioneers included parts of the Stones' Honky Tonk Women and then pressed the band's publishers for permission to run with the sample.

Chuck D tells Entertainment Weekly the sample became a headache and even Public Enemy fan Mick Jagger couldn't help the rappers get clearance - and so they ditched it.

Chuck D says, "It's probably one of the best records we've ever done, but you didn't hear it on (1990 album) Fear of a Black Planet because we had to wait and go through some things so we could clear it through the publishers."

The track finally appears on the rap group's new 13th studio album, Man Plans, God Laughs.