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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.