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Public Enemy

Public Enemy


Rap group Public Enemy, comprising members Chuck D (Carlton Ridenhour), Flavor Flav (William Drayton), DJ Lord (Lord Aswod), Brother Mike (Michael Williams), Pop Diesel (John Oliver), Brother James (James Allen), and Professor Griff (Kavon Shah), has released more than a dozen albums since its inception in the 1980s. Known for outspoken, and sometimes controversial, lyrics on race and government, Public Enemy debuted in 1987 with Yo!, Bum Rush the Show and grew increasingly popular with each passing album, including It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, Fear of a Black Planet and Apocalypse 91…The Enemy Strikes Back. The group released two albums in 2012, Most of My Heroes Still Don't Appear on No Stamp and The Evil Empire of Everything. A year later, Public Enemy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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