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Aug 01 Fri

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London, England / Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Public Enemy, Maximo Park, Clean Bandit, Peace, Grandmaster Flash, Felix Da Housecat, Ella Eyre, King Charles, Gilles Peterson, Toy, Charli XCX, Norman Jay MBE, Greg Wilson, The Heavy, NZ Shapeshifter, DJ Yoda, The Leisure Society, East India Youth, The Cuban Brothers, Easy Star All-Stars, Young Fathers, Say Lou Lou, The Other Tribe, The Wave Pictures, Eliza & the Bear, REVERE, Saint Raymond, Hackney Colliery Band
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Aug 02 Sat

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London, England / Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Public Enemy, Maximo Park, Clean Bandit, Peace, Grandmaster Flash, Felix Da Housecat, Ella Eyre, King Charles, Gilles Peterson, Toy, Charli XCX, Norman Jay MBE, Greg Wilson, The Heavy, NZ Shapeshifter, DJ Yoda, The Leisure Society, East India Youth, The Cuban Brothers, Easy Star All-Stars, Young Fathers, Say Lou Lou, The Other Tribe, The Wave Pictures, Eliza & the Bear, REVERE, Saint Raymond, Hackney Colliery Band
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Aug 03 Sun

Comedy Show / Concert / DJ Event / Alternative Music / Drum and Bass / Electro / Funk / Goth / Hip-Hop / House / Indie / Indie Rock / Jazz / Pop / Rock / Punk / Rap / Reggae / Rock / Soul / Synth Pop

London, England / Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Public Enemy, Maximo Park, Clean Bandit, Peace, Grandmaster Flash, Felix Da Housecat, Ella Eyre, King Charles, Gilles Peterson, Toy, Charli XCX, Norman Jay MBE, Greg Wilson, The Heavy, NZ Shapeshifter, DJ Yoda, The Leisure Society, East India Youth, The Cuban Brothers, Easy Star All-Stars, Young Fathers, Say Lou Lou, The Other Tribe, The Wave Pictures, Eliza & the Bear, REVERE, Saint Raymond, Hackney Colliery Band
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Public Enemy Videos

Public Enemy - Fight The Power
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Public Enemy - Fight The Power 2,989,976 views
Harder Than You Think 2,107,162 views
public enemy - he got game ( HQ ) 1,444,126 views
public enemy - 911 is a joke ( HQ ) 735,564 views
Public Enemy - Give it up 707,725 views
Public Enemy "Can't Truss It" 578,827 views
Public Enemy - Public Enemy No. 1 568,647 views
Public Enemy vs Benny Benassi - Bring The Noise Remix (Pump-kin Remix) 7,040,015 views
Public Enemy - Can't Truss It 84,380 views
Public Enemy - Fight The Power (Full 7 Min. Version) 48,052 views

Public Enemy User Comments

Skylar H. Feb 8, 2013
Innovative is the most appropriate word to describe Public Enemy and its contributions to hip-hop. I can only imagine what the response was around 1987-88 when PE's first two albums dropped and took music by storm, especially the massive It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back. Around this time, hip-hop on its most general level was drastically changing from party music to a genre that boasted some of the most talented MCs to ever pick up the mic -- while artists like Rakim and Kool G Rap innovated the technical aspects of rapping, Chuck D of Public Enemy innovated the political/message aspect. Chuck took the social commentary which had been featured in a few tracks by other artists like "The Message", and added an entirely new level of aggression and in-your-face attitude. On top of this, the production on PE's first few albums were at the forefront of a short pre-lawsuit period of hip-hop where sampling had no boundaries, and as a result these albums (It Takes A Nation in particular) featured some of the densest production ever and so many samples in each song it became impossible to count them. Nowadays, such a thing would be financially unfeasible, so PE and its early work are the icons of a hip-hop era I've heard dubbed the "wild west" -- just completely breaking barriers, taking the world by storm without artistic limitations, and not caring about criticism or commercial success. Public Enemy have always been a radical group, and unquestionably deserve their induction into the R&R Hall of Fame for their contributions to music and advancement of hip-hop.

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