Public Enemy, the group consisting of Chuck D, Flavor Flav, DJ Lord, The S1W group, Khari Wynn and Professor Griff has been around since 1982. With lyrics and verses that not only incited a movement in the African American community, but all over the country, Public Enemy is absolutely one of the most important hip-hop groups in history. Tracks like “Fight the Power,” and “911 is a Joke” spawned uncomfortable discussions about race and political power in the 80s that still remain relevant even today. Chuck D is an epic voice in the rap community, urging listeners to stay abreast of the laws that govern us and the artistic revolution.
On December 21st, Denver will once again be treated to a historic performance from Public Enemy at Summit Music Hall . PE will be joined by DJ Cavem and others as hip-hop Golden Era enthusiasts and purists alike will gather to let their voices ring out in militant unison. You can expect a well rehearsed and pitch perfect show, even though some of these tracks were recorded more than 20 years ago.
303 Magazine has your chance to win a pair of tickets. Enter your reason why PE is one of the most important hip-hop groups of all time in the comment section below. We’ll choose a winner by tomorrow at noon. Written by: Ru Johnson for 303 Magazine.