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April Fool's! Flavor Flav’s Firing Was A Hoax

Buzz 05:13AM EDT

Chuck D. revealed Flavor Flav's termination was nothing more than an elaborate promotional stint for an upcoming album, according to a statement earlier today, April 1.READ MORE

Chuck D (L) and Flavor Flav of Public Enemy perform onstage at Samsung Galaxy Life Fest at SXSW 2016 on March 12, 2016

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

Buzz 17:28PM EDT

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 The Roots and Public Enemy, who gave a special tribute performance of "Fight The Power" in honor of the late "Radio Raheem," Bill Nunn.READ MORE

Zack de la Rocha performs with Run the Jewels onstage during day 2 of Coachella 2016

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

Buzz 11:07AM EDT

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 year.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

Buzz 19:44PM EDT

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

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

Buzz 10:07AM EDT

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.READ MORE

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

Buzz 12:57PM EDT

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.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

Buzz 00:22AM EDT

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’

Buzz 09:01AM EDT

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

Buzz 13:08PM EDT

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 into celebrated hip-hop songs throughout the decades.READ MORE

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

Buzz 18:59PM EDT

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 year and they weren't afraid to post online about it. Snoop Dogg was particularly upset, citing the fact that some of the genre's greats have less wins then Macklemore. YG and Trey Songz joined in, but they were arguing on a personal level.READ MORE

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

Buzz 10:10AM EDT

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

Buzz 11:32AM EDT

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

Buzz 09:26AM EDT

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

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

Buzz 18:51PM EDT

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 incredibly hot right now - classic hip-hop. Stations championing Tupac Shakur, Public Enemy and Snoop Dogg are sprouting up all over the country. Radio One, Cummulus Media and iHeartMedia are all jumping at the opportunity.READ MORE

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

Buzz 18:21PM EDT

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 the biggest drops in quality between albums.READ MORE

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