For a period at the end of the ’80s, Public Enemy seemed like the only band that mattered. A New York hip-hop group avant-garde in sound and confrontational in delivery,…

“Brace yourself, London,” announces DJ Lord, “for Public Enemy.” Sound advice, as it goes. Because Chuck D and the gang, who 26 years ago set out to become, in their…

If hip-hop is supposed to have come a long way since the scratch-heavy hustle of ’80s rap, no-one told Public Enemy. The Long Islanders have, across their 25-year career, stayed…