Where Are They Now: Public Enemy

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Along with N.W.A., Public Enemy helped rappers become more vocal when delving into the depths of politics. With Chuck D at the helm, Public Enemy ballooned into the apex of mainstream when they released “Fight the Power.” In addition, he and Professor Griff provided clarity for those who needed the necessary to navigate in the world of hip hop. Unafraid of tapping into politics and using their voices, Public Enemy cemented themselves as one of the better groups in hip hop history. Don’t sleep on the veterans.

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Chuck D

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The leader and frontman of Public Enemy was Chuck D. His candor was beloved by hip hop purists. He unabashedly spoke the truth on records like “Fight the Power.” Because of his lyricism, he’s been considered as one of the premier emcees in rap. Chuck has taken more of a political stance as he’s on the board of the TransAfrica Forum, which helps for the rights of Africans and Caribbean people.

Flavor Flav

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Flavor Flav gained widespread recognition for his job as a hype-man. In fact, Flav is considered one of the best hype-men in hip hop history. Sadly, Flav’s career derailed because of numerous arrests and various bouts with drugs.