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NEW MUSIC: 'Public Unrest' - the new AFROPUNK mixtape

November has been a month of unrest and upheaval soundtracked by heavy music, adventurous electronica, and soulful acoustic tunes. The first installment of our monthly series showcases new singles from legends like Neneh Cherry to up-and-comers like Benjamin Booker, as well as AFROPUNK FEST alumni Mykki Blanco and BLXPLTN.…


Added by Sound Check on December 3, 2014 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

NEW MUSIC: Public Enemy are set to share rare recordings as part of two album re-releases.

Iconic hip-hop group Public Enemy will release deluxe editions of their 1988 album 'It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back' and their 1990 offering, 'Fear of a Black Planet'. Formed in Long Island, New York in 1982, Chuck D,Flavor Flav, DJ Lord, The S1W group, Khari Wynn and Professor Griff became a collective voice for the African American community, never one to shy away from their criticism of the American establishment. It was this politically charged nature that…


Added by Sound Check on October 31, 2014 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: Know Your Black History - How Black Ownership & Public Transit Boycotts Led to Civil Rights Success

The decision of “separate but equal” from the landmark 1896 Supreme Court case of Plessy v. Ferguson reversed the small progress that was made combating racism after the Civil War. The decision would trigger three distinct waves of boycotts by black American against racial discrimination. It also marked a dramatic surge of black entrepreneurship in the transportation field.

By Nick Douglas, AFROPUNK Contributor *…


Added by The Establishment on July 23, 2014 at 12:30am — No Comments

FEATURE: Revisiting The Trailblazers - The Importance of 90's Hip-Hop

1990 was a beautiful year for hip-hop. Artists like Brand Nubian, A Tribe Called Quest, LL Cool J, Public Enemy and many others released works expressing how young, black men felt about the world at that time. Among all the albums released, even in their differences, they all carried the same 90’s feel. The same conscious vibration. These young artists were capturing black consciousness and pride into clever lyrics and old school record samples. The emergence of pride and…


Added by Sound Check on April 28, 2014 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

News: Leticia James New York City's First Black Woman Public Advocate

Congratulations to Leticia James for being sworn in as New York City's first Black Woman Public Advocate.

On Wednesday January 1, Leticia James became the first Black woman to be elected to citywide office in New York City. James was…


Added by The Establishment on January 3, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Free Movie Downloads + Posters: 'Let Fury Have the Hour' feat. Chuck D, Tom Morello, Boots Riley & More

AFROPUNK Fam! 'Let Fury Have the Hour' is a dope film about creative counter-culture featuring Chuck D of Public Enemy, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, Boots Riley of The Coup, Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat, Wayne Kramer of MC5, among others.

Sharing "powerful tales of how they transformed anger and angst into provocative art and ideas". Music, activism, skate, art, education and more.

The movie is…


Added by Eye Candy on March 27, 2013 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Show Review: Public Enemy Hits Indianapolis With HipHopGods Tour

No one could have prepared the city of Indianapolis for what took place on December 4, 2012. One the most influential hip hop groups of all time just happened to roll into town on a stop for their 14 city HipHopgods tour. Base!!! How Low Can You Go! You guessed it- Public Enemy! With a career that has spanned over 25 years, produced 85 tours, and a recent nomination for the 2013 Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, there seems to be no stopping for Public Enemy any time…


Added by Sound Check on December 7, 2012 at 10:14am — No Comments

Public Enemy: The Forgotten Innovators of Post-Hardcore

Flavor Flav's entire career has walked the line between deserved legend and self-parody. As the comedic yin to Chuck D's deadly serious yang, he was the sugar needed to swallow Chuck D's bitter medicine. These days Chuck D's ferocious political rhymes are most often credited for Public Enemy's success, with Flav's entire career having been essentially retconned by his current stint as a pandering reality TV star. It…


Added by Sound Check on May 18, 2011 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

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