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1982 in Garden City, NY


Years Active:
'80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Public Enemy


Public Enemy rewrote the rules of hip-hop, becoming the most influential and controversial rap group of the late '80s and, for many, the definitive rap group of all time. Building from Run-D.M.C.'s street-oriented beats and Boogie Down Productions' proto-gangsta rhyming, Public Enemy pioneered a variation of hardcore rap that was musically and politically revolutionary. With his powerful, authoritative baritone, lead rapper Chuck D rhymed about all kinds of social problems, particularly those plaguing the black community, often condoning revolutionary tactics and social activism. In the process, he directed hip-hop toward an explicitly self-aware, pro-black consciousness that became the culture's signature throughout the next decade.

Top Albums

Fight the Power - Greatest Hits Live, Public Enemy
1. Fight the Po..
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, Public Enemy
2. It Takes a N..
Power to the People & the Beats - Public Enemy's Greatest Hits, Public Enemy
3. Power to the..
Fear of a Black Planet, Public Enemy
4. Fear of a Bl..
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Public Enemy, Public Enemy
5. 20th Century..
How You Sell Soul to a Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul? (Audio Version), Public Enemy
6. How You Sell..
Most of My Heroes Still Don't Appear On No Stamp, Public Enemy
7. Most of My H..
Power to the People and the Beats - Public Enemy's Greatest Hits, Public Enemy
8. Power to the..
Apocalypse '91 - The Enemy Strikes Back, Public Enemy
9. Apocalypse '..
Yo! Bum Rush the Show, Public Enemy
10. Yo! Bum Rush..
Bring the Noise (Remix) - EP, Benny Benassi
11. Bring the No..
He Got Game, Public Enemy
12. He Got Game
The Evil Empire of Everything, Public Enemy
13. The Evil Emp..
Fight the Power - Greatest Hits Live, Public Enemy
14. Fight the Po..
Muse Sick-n-Hour Mess Age, Public Enemy
15. Muse Sick-n-..
Bring the Noise 20xx, Public Enemy
16. Bring the No..
Bring That Beat Back, Public Enemy
17. Bring That B..
Rebirth of a Nation (feat. Paris), Public Enemy
18. Rebirth of a..
Evil Vs Heroes, Public Enemy
19. Evil Vs Hero..
New Whirl Odor, Public Enemy
20. New Whirl Od..

Top Songs

Harder Than You ThinkHow You Sell Soul to a Soul..4:09$0.99
Fight the PowerPower to the People & t..4:36$1.29
He Got GameHe Got Game4:46$1.29
Bring the Noise Remix (Pump-kin Remi..Bring the Noise (Remix) - E..6:38$1.29
Rebel Without a PauseIt Takes a Nation of Millio..5:02$1.29
Bring the NoiseIt Takes a Nation of Millio..3:46$1.29
Don't Believe the HypeIt Takes a Nation of Millio..5:19$1.29
Can't Truss ItApocalypse '91 - The En..5:21$1.29
911 Is a JokePower to the People & t..3:17$1.29
Bring the NoiseLove Metal - 12 Classic Hea..3:46$1.29
Terminator X to the Edge of PanicIt Takes a Nation of Millio..4:31$1.29
Harder Than You ThinkPlanet Earth the Rock and R..4:19$0.99
Welcome to the TerrordomeFear of a Black Planet5:25$1.29
By the Time I Get to ArizonaPower to the People & t..4:00$1.29
Shut Em DownPower to the People & t..4:19$1.29
Welcome to the TerrordomePower to the People & t..5:26$1.29
Black Steel in the Hour of ChaosIt Takes a Nation of Millio..6:23$1.29
He Got GamePower to the People and the..3:19$1.29
Can't Do Nuttin' for Ya, Man..Power to the People & t..2:47$1.29
Don't Believe the HypePower to the People & t..5:19$1.29
Bring tha NoizeApocalypse '91 - The En..3:47$1.29
Fight the PowerFear of a Black Planet4:42$1.29
911 Is a JokeFear of a Black Planet3:17$1.29
Brothers Gonna Work It OutFear of a Black Planet5:07$1.29
Rebel Without a PausePower to the People & t..4:18$1.29

Top Music Videos

Public Enemy - Video Interview, Public Enemy
1. Public Enemy -..
Public Enemy (Interview), Public Enemy
2. Public Enemy (..


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