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Krist Novoselic

Nirvana Bassist Krist Novoselic Wants To Form A Supergroup With Chuck D, John Densmore

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Krist Novoselic just said that he is open to forming a supergroup with Chuck D and John Densmore. He also said that he knows Densmore on a personal level.READ MORE

Recording artists Chuck D, B-Real and Tom Morello of Prophets of Rage perform onstage at Hollywood Palladium

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

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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 Cypress Hill. After the cancelled performance at Governor’s Ball, the group did a pop-up show at Warsaw in Brooklyn.READ MORE

Rappers Flavor Flav and Chuck D of Public Enemy perform onstage at Samsung Galaxy Life Fest at SXSW 2016

Flava Flav and Chuck D Disagree on Donald Trump at SXSW in Austin

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Did Flava Flav stump for Trump at SXSW?READ MORE

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

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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 played again as the show came to a close and the credits rolled. Chuck D noticed and reacted to the Oscars' use of the song via Twitter.READ MORE

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Universal Music Group Lawsuit: Chuck D, Rick James and More Win $11.5 Million Settlement

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Universal Music has come to a settlement with a substantial number of its former artists—including Chuck D, Dave Mason of Traffic and Rick James (by way of a trust, as the guitarist is deceased)—regarding the distribution of royalties from digital downloads. The sum comes out to $11.5 million to be split among numerous parties, as well as an increase in the royalty percentage received by formers going forward. The plaintiffs alleged that Universal's labeling of digital music earnings as "sales" rather than "licenses" took money off the table for artists.READ MORE

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

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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 partnership with DJ SKEE's new venture, DASH Radio, which premiered last August. The station is no longer a dream - it will go live Mar. 1, well ahead of this year's annual celebration of vinyl.READ MORE

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

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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 station's annual Summer Jam event.READ MORE

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

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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 inspired by Johnny Cash's identity as "The Man in Black." His earlier two releases are "The Autobiography of Mistachuck" (1996) and 2010's "Don't Rhyme for the Sake of Riddlin'." The 2010 release was in a digital-only format, which Chuck D says was ahead of the times by being available online only, in that "it wasn't an understood format" the way it is today. Chuck D spoke in the interview about how Public Enemy's production team, Bomb Squad, was not making music to appeal to the masses or for people's approval. "We dared to make records that people would hate. We would twist it until they ended up loving it," he says. "We never really looked to see if anybody would love our s--t. We ain't never make a move for popular things — at least that's the Public Enemy program." Chuck D reflected on the Ice Cube track "The N---a You Love to Hate" that followed in the footsteps of the mantra Public Enemy was creating.READ MORE

Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl Reflects on 'Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways' Series, Says Next Project Will Be 'Bigger'

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Dave Grohl's love letter to American music, Sonic Highways, came to an end on Friday (Dec. 5). The Foo Fighters ended their journey in New York City, interviewing the likes of KISS's Paul Stanley, Public Enemy's Chuck D and record producer Rick Rubin. The frontman spoke with 'Rolling Stone' recently about the series and reflected on the epic journey.READ MORE

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Michael Brown, Eric Garner: 10 Tribute Songs From T.I., Alicia Keys, J. Cole, And More

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Following the grand jury decisions regarding the police-related deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO and Eric Garner in Staten Island, NY, plenty of musicians have expressed their outrage and calls for peace and unity by releasing songs inspired by these incidents. Here are 10 songs inspired by the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.READ MORE

De La Soul

De La Soul Share Political New Track "The People" Featuring Chuck D Of Public Enemy [LISTEN]

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At some point in 2015, legendary hip-hop group De La Soul will be releasing a new studio album, their first since 2012's Plug 1 & Plug 2 Present...First Serve and their first with all three original members since 2004's The Grind Date. In anticipation of this album, the New York trio has shared a powerful new track titled "The People," featuring none other than Public Enemy's Chuck D, which you can check out below.READ MORE

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Public Enemy to Reissue 'It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back' and 'Fear of a Black Planet'

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Legendary hip-hop group Public Enemy have announced reissues of two of their classic albums: 1988's "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back" and 1990's "Fear of a Black Planet." According to "Stereogum," both albums will come with a bonus disc containing alternate mixes and instrumentals, while It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back will include the 1989 concert film "Fight the Power ... Live!," which, according to "Consequence of Sound," has never before been released on DVD.READ MORE

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Chuck D Reveals Origins of Public Enemy's Name, Crosshairs Logo, Says It 'Symbolized The Black Man In America'

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Whether you've heard their music or not, you've probably seen Public Enemy's logo -- a silhouette of a man in a hat, standing, arms folded, with a crosshair positioned over the top. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, frontman Chuck D explained the logo's significance, which is particularly intriguing given the circumstances of the last week in Ferguson, Missouri.READ MORE

Justice For Michael Brown

Mike Brown Shooting, Ferguson: Reactions From Frank Ocean, Questlove, John Legend, Nelly, Big Boi, And More

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As previously reported, the Ferguson, Missouri police department identified Darren Wilson as the officer who shot Michael Brown, whose death ignited violent protests and chaos in the St. Louis suburb over the past week. This is one step in the full investigation that will hopefully lead to some answers and peace. In the wake of this tragedy, many rappers and musicians have voiced their condolences for Brown's family, their outrage at the situation, their desire for answers and prayers for peace. Here's what they had to say:READ MORE

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