Public Enemy fans raise $50,000 for new album

Rap group attract the investment in less than a month

Public Enemy have raised over $50,000 (£30,000) from fan investment to help fund the recording of their next album.

The rap collective, who earlier this month signed a deal with fan funding engine SellaBand, are trying to raise $250,000 (£150,000) in order to record and release the as-yet-untitled album.

‘Believers’ as Sellaband call them, can invest varying increments of $25 (£15) in exchange for copies of the album and limited edition T-shirts, while bigger contributions can lead to executive producer credits and even a studio visit whilst the group record the album.