“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 words, “The Clash of hip-hop”, have lost none of their power to enthrall and incite. As those big Public Enemy sirens go off inside London’s KOKO, several thousand Londoners...
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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 defiantly true to the big-beat sound and political fury that made their ’88 classic ‘It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back’ such a thrill. This, despite...
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