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The Roots & Public Enemy Perform for NMAAHC Grand Opening Freedom Sounds Festival

History was made in Washington D.C. over the weekend with the opening of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. The Freedom Sounds Festival was just as historic, adding performances from many different groups like ...

Rage Against the Machine’s Zack de la Rocha Debuts New Single ‘Digging for Windows’

Zack de la Rocha, the former vocalist for Rage Against the Machine, has released a new solo track called "Digging for Windows." According to El-P, the song's producer, the single will be part of the rapper's album, which is scheduled to come out next ...

Prophets of Rage to Tour the U.S. Following Cancelled Governor's Ball Performance

Prophets of Rage is set to tour the U.S. following its cancelled Governor’s Ball performance this past Sunday (June 5) due to inclement weather. The supergroup features members of Rage Against the Machine, Chuck D of Public Enemy and B-Real of ...

Prophets of Rage Will 'Bring the Noise' to the Republican National Convention in July

Prophets of Rage -- the new band from Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill members -- plan to shake things up at the Republican National Convention this July. Guitarist Tom Morello recently alluded to the band's civic plan.

Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy, Cypress Hill Members Form Supergroup Prophets of Rage

Members of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave are reportedly joining forces with rappers Chuck D of Public Enemy and Cypress Hill's B-Real to launch a new rap metal supergroup called Prophets of Rage.

Public Enemy’s Chuck D Reacts to The Oscars’ Use of ‘Fight The Power’

During the 88th Academy Awards this past Sunday night, Public Enemy's "Fight The Power" soundtracked Chris Rock's walk onstage as the comedian reported for hosting duty amidst the #OscarsSoWhite diversity controversy; the seminal hip-hop anthem was ...

Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake Perform "History of Rap 6" on 'Tonight Show' [WATCH]

Best friend duo Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon reunited on the 'Tonight Show' Wednesday night for the 6th and latest installment of their well-loved "History of Rap" performances. The two opened the show with R. Kelly's "Fiesta" before launching ...

Snoop Dogg, Trey Songz and YG Slam the Grammys for Not Nominating Artists That Best Represent Rap and Hip-Hop

The 2015 Grammy Awards drew some tough critics. Kanye West led the charge, storming the stage when Beck won the the award for Album of the Year over Beyoncé and going on a rant after the show. Most of the rap and hip-hop community felt let down this ...

Public Enemy's Chuck D Wants A Record Store Day Radio Station, DJ SKEE Helps

After last year's Record Store Day, Chuck D of Public Enemy went to the founder of the national event, Michael Kurtz, to share an idea. What if the day dedicated to vinyl had its own radio station? Kurtz adopted the idea and recently struck up a ...

Chuck D Once Again Discusses Feud With Peter Rosenberg of Hot 97

Recently, Chuck D has been in the spotlight once again discussing a Twitter-fueled conversation from six months ago where the rapper vocalized his dissatisfaction with Hot 97 and Peter Rosenberg, siting a distaste from an experience in 2008 at the ...

Chuck D Discusses Why Hip-Hop Benefits from and Welcomes Haters

Chuck D of Public Enemy shared his opinion of haters and the role strict critics play in hip-hop in a recent interview with "Real Hip-Hop." Chuck D's new solo album "The Black in Man," his third solo release, came out in August and the title was ...

Classic Hip-Hop Formats Playing Tupac Shakur, Public Enemy and Snoop Dogg Are Saving Commercial Radio Stations

Commercial radio is suffering. Satellite and streaming options that link directly to mobile devices are becoming increasingly popular because of the diversity and lack of commercial interruptions. According to The New York Times, one format is ...

6 Biggest Drops in Quality Between Albums: Bob Dylan, Prince and More

Following up a great album is always a daunting task for a musician, and though plenty of artists managed to do this successfully, (Radiohead's Kid A, Public Enemy's Fear of a Black Planet), many others have fallen completely short. Here are six of ...

Run-DMC Producer Larry Smith Dead at 63, Russell Simmons and Darryl McDaniels Respond on Twitter

Prior to the Rick Rubin-produced "Walk This Way" remix featuring Run-DMC and Aerosmith, there was Larry Smith. The legendary producer was the mastermind behind the rap trio's first two groundbreaking albums, 'Run-DMC' and 'King of Rock.' Russell ...

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