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Chuck D As Mistachuck – “The Ignorant Celebration VidMash” (Video)

Chuck D, of Public Enemy, dropped a project as Mistachuck entitled “Celebration of Ignorance.” Another gem discovered by Bad Magics, which they sent to my inbox, so I could ‘discover’ it now. So I post it here, for you to discover. But check out the mashup vid before you stream the entire thing… for FREE… And you’re welcome!



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Prophets Of Rage Speak On The New Album And On Trump Not Being The Sole Reason For The Group’s Being (Video)

Bahaaa! Timmy C. with the ex-girlfriend level of intensity in getting controversial documentarian (and fan of Rage Against The Machine, Cypress Hill, and Public Enemy) Michael Moore to do the Prophets Of Rage music video… pays off.

Prophets Of Rage (Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Chuck D, B-Real and DJ Lord) came together during 2016’s tumultuous election to combat the coming storm. Fresh off the road and riled up following last summer’s highly successful “Make America Rage Again” tour, the group knew it could evolve from protest performance art with a tactical mission, to a stand-alone entity with creative ideas all its own. At its core, Prophets Of Rage functions not only on a love of music, but a deep belief in its power as a tool, and a weapon. The group stopped by the BUILD Studio to discuss their new self-titled album.
– BUILD Series

Egos put aside for the music and the mission and the creative process. Hear the supergroup talk about it all above. Shout out to ATL’s own DJ Lord in there, too.

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Common – “Black America Again” feat. Stevie Wonder (Prod. Karriem Riggins x Robert Glasper) [Video]

Music video for “Black America Again” – the title track of Common’s album. Produced by Karriem Riggins and Robert Glasper. Featuring Stevie Wonder. With Esperanza Spalding on bass. With Scratches by J Rock. With Patrick Warren on strings. With ad libs by Chuck D and MC Lyte.

With the most unpalatable dose of truths delivered in a Hip-Hop suspension. Damn. Just as the start of the video forces us to relive the killing of Alton Sterling and opens the wound, Common drops in a cauterizing truth… that we have to stop killing each other, too. THEN through more lyricism, audio samples from Black noteworthies, and that driving beat, Common continues the uncomfortable conversation and intervention.

Moving. Powerful. Like Hip-Hop is supposed to be. A Golden Era vet utilizing rap as the voice of the culture it was meant to be. Here’s the emotional lineup: You will start with your eyes on the screen, then they will water, you’ll raise a hand to wipe them away, ball it into a fist as the hand lowers, nod in agreement with the music AND message, then RAISE YOUR FIST at the end.


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Classic Clips: Chuck D Speaks On Activism, How He Approaches Music And More (Video)

Ken Paulson, of the First Amendment Center, welcomes Chuck D on this classic throwback episode of ‘Speaking Freely’ (aired on May 18, 2001). The discussion touches on various topics over the course of the half-hour: Mista Chuck’s upbringing’s influence on his career, a survey of his musical influences, the origins of his group Public Enemy, and why he does his music as he does.

We would promote gigs and put Malcolm X on the cover of flyers and some cat would roll up to us… “Who’s this Malcolm The Tenth?

Great watching. Get to it.

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Prophets Of Rage To The RNC: ‘Make America Great Again?’ Nah, Make America RAGE Again! (Video)

Combine Rock, Funk, Hip-Hop, Tom Morello (of Rage Against The Machine), B-Real (of Cypress Hill), Chuck D & DJ Lord (of Public Enemy); and you get Prophets Of Rage. Then discover that their first tour stop will be to crash the upcoming Republican National Convention (RNC), and you’ve got yourself a socio-political powder keg that could very well explode! And for many the sentiment is, “It’s about damned time!”

Tom Morello: I’m here to “make America rage again.”

Epic July on deck. And this will only be the beginning. Watch the clip above, and get the in-depth scoop at



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Public Enemy – “Mine Again” (Video)

Damn. The landmine…

From the latest Public Enemy album, “Man Plans God Laughs,” this is the visual for “Mine Again.”

So it’s cool to be black until it’s time to be Black?
Ain’t never too late to go back and give back.
So, I let born-afters
know I rap for Africa,
to give to The Motherland,
to see what’s “Mine Again.”
Chuck D


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Nardwuar Interviews The Legendary Chuck D At SXSW (Video)

Well, would you look at that! South By South West (SXSW) is definitely the place where folks from all over connect. Consider that the Internet Serviette Nardwuar came from way up north (Canada) to meet up and hold up a mic to the revolutionary mic controller, Mr. Chuck D of Public Enemy, reppin’ the East Coast. Everything’s bigger in Texas, including this interview. We usually see Nard catching his subjects off guard between the gifts and his grasp of quirky facts from their histories. However, this time, the interviewee blesses our fav Net Nerd with knowledge. Enjoy!

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De La Soul featuring Chuck D – “The People”

“The idea for the song came from a couple of samples, and the track’s vibe is earnest and has a pressing tone to it. The lyrics are commentaries of our struggles and successes, our weaknesses and strengths… the experiences… and trials and tribulations we have faced as human beings, a race, and as individuals. Lyrically Chuck brings a sense of authority and urgency. The power in his voice demands your attention. With Chuck on the track this is a dream come true for us.

Originally “The People” was suppose to drop in June around the same time the Chuck D/Hot 97/Peter Rosenberg situation took place. We chose to hold off and not add fuel to any fires. Our next aim was for a Black Friday release. Coincidentally the Ferguson tragedy took place, and more recently the non-indictment verdict. Somehow this song was destined to be a part of something more than just dropping a joint. We hope it will lend itself to something positive in these difficult times.” – De La Soul

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The ‘Back And Forth’ Continues: Rick Rubin And Russell Simmons Talk About Public Enemy And More (Video)

Public Enemy changed everything about Black America…
Russell Simmons

The Hip-Hop version of The Clash?? Yep. And Rick Rubin would be the one to tell us about it in Back And Forth (Part 3). Get some gems and jewels about earrrly Chuck D, the founding and shaping of Public Enemy as an act (that would go on to enter the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame… and rock on ‘The Tonight Show’ the other night) from Rubin and Russell Simmons. Great stuff!

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Edo. G – “Fight!” feat. Chuck D (Video)

Ohhh yeeaahh, maannnn! Edo. G went in from Berlin! Maybe he knew to put a li’l extra stank on this “Fight!” song; with him being joined by Hall of Fame Public Enemy emcee Mista Chuck D and such. Great visuals. You probably recognize some snips from the “Do The Right Thing” Anniversary event video we posted here in the there, too.

“Let’s go, my brother.”
Chuck D

Damn right, Chuck. Let’s go! Excellent work by Myster DL on this presentation. Boston STAND UP! Edo can still go… “After All These Years” (out now on iTunes).


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Chuck D – “Give We The Pride” ft. Mavis Staples (Video)

“We gotta love ourselves…We need pride…to survive!”
Mavis Staples

Take heart. Take pride! Love ourselves and each other. Anything else? Y’all know better than that (that’s what Chuck is telling us). This is what positive Hip-Hop feels like. Press play above and get some of this goodness courtesy of the booming voice of PE’s Chuck D. But this go ’round he softens the sound a touch and really lets Mother-Sister Mavis Staples’ harmonizing ‘take you there’ (c’mon, I had to slip that in). Gonna be a great day! Watch and enjoy “Give We The Pride” y’all. Got the single and album (“The Black In Man”) linked for you to get when you’re ready below.


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Rah Digga – “Storm Comin” feat. Chuck D (Prod. Marco Polo)


The start and end samples though… from the “Terminator” movie (ah… now the hook makes sense: there’s a “Storm Coming”). Rah Digga will have heads hollering ‘Message!’ on this one. Sure sex sells, but it’s gonna come down to rhymes in the end! Moreover, emcees (esp. females) Rah admonishes you to get your lives together.

F#ck cocacaine. Fame is a hell of a drug! How far you gone go trying to get that buzz? How many you gone f#ck trying to get that plug? In the future are you still gone get that love?

And the Chuck D outro…no more silence, just guidance. Take heed. Listen.


Public Enemy Frontman Chuck D Answers “The Questions” (Video)

On Okayplayer TV they run this segment called “The Questions.” The man with the answers this time – none other than Public Enemy No. 1 Chuck D! Shout out to the homie DJ Lord (Public Enemy’s DJ) in the background of this vid.

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Remember When Chuck D Performed in Omaha? No, You Don’t (Video)

Chuck D sits down in front of an audience of superfans as part of Monie Love’s ‘Ladies First’ on SiriusXM Backspin. In the clip above, he drops a megaton bomb: about the hot show in Omaha (Nebraska, USA) where the crowd was thrilled to see PE (Public Enemy) wreck the stage. But the dude they thought was Chuck D… was NOT Chuck… it was Brother Mike (one of the S1W).

‘…and to my rescue, it was a S1W!’ Chuck D’s verse came to life that day, for real. Check it out!

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Public Enemy – “Everything” (Video)

Public Enemy frontman Chuck D has been speaking for the people for decades through his group’s music. While the majority of rap artists’ music in the mainstream today seems cloudy in focus, execution, & content, the group from Strong Island hasn’t lost any focus. The official 2013 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductees isn’t going to let nothing slow them down with their new video “Everything”  off of their “Evil Empire Of Everything” album.  In the clip they let the people speak through Chuck D’s booming voice.  The great thing about this song is PE reminds people that you are valuable even if it appears that you don’t have “Everything” popular culture tries to tell you that you’re nothing without.


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Public Enemy Nominated For The 2013 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

DJ Lord used Twitter to let the world know that the legendary group Public Enemy, for whom he deejays, has been nominated for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. USA Today posted a brief online reporting the announcement and information on the final selection process:

‘Inductees will be determined by the hall’s voting body of roughly 600 artists, historians and music industry professionals. An artist or band becomes eligible for a nomination 25 years after releasing a debut single or album. This year’s nominees released their first recordings no later than 1987.’

See DJ Lord’s Tweet after the jump. READ THE USA TODAY WRITE-UP HERE.


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Chuck D (of Public Enemy) Speaks on Graduating from College, the Death of Chris Lighty, and More (Video)

Shout to BATT TUBE LIVE for starting this video with footage of Chuck D and Flavor Flav (of Public Enemy) doing it LIVE in Montreal! Only after that do we get into the in-depth interview, with Mehdi Medz talking with legendary emcee Chuck D. Chock full of good stuff, the interview portion has Chuck D covering a lot of topics – including, but not limited to, the formation of PE, how special it is to finish college, the truth and importance of lyricism, the loss of the late Chris Lighty. Well worth the watch!

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Public Enemy- I Shall Not Be Moved (Video)

Chuck D is the leader of one of my favorite groups of all-time & they still continue to represent globally. Check out this crispy brand new video from Public Enemy called “I Shall Not Be Moved” off of the new album “Most Of My Heroes Don’t Appear On No Stamp” that drops tomorrow Friday July 13th.

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Pa’lo Monte – “Enigma” featuring Chuck D (Video)

My Dominican brother from another mother, Mafioso , put me up on this new video from the Dominican group Pa’lo Monte who’ve collaborated with Chuck D on this song entitled “Enigma” which touches upon the recruiting tactics and strategies of warfare that land many of young brothas & sistas on the front lines of war only to the benefit of the politically rich & powerful. Beside the song sounding good it’s dope to see there is a great message behind it too. Pa’lo Monte’s new album “Back To The Root” is available now on itunes through Chuck D’s SlamJamz label.
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Public Enemy Performs Free Show in Soweto, South Africa (Video)

When I went to South Africa for the first time last year it was one of the most enjoyable & memorable experiences of my life. I took advantage to soak it all in from the cosmopolitan areas to the hoods of Soweto which is short for “Southwestern Townships”.Public Enemy took a journey near the cradle of civilization to show love to the people of Soweto about 30 miles or so outside of the capital of Johannesburg. Many of the people I met in South Africa told me that when American artists come to visit they never go & hang out with the people or visit Soweto. I’m not surprised to see Chuck D in this video let the people of Soweto know to hold those artists accountable when they come their country. Chuck D wasn’t lying when he mentioned on his twitter page that he thinks he left his heart in South Africa.