Personalities | Public Enemy | Nineties | Rock

(Rap group, 1982–present)

Although Public Enemy began trading pioneering hip hop in the late 1980s the resonance of their music and message of black empowerment resonated through the entire 1990s. Chuck D, Hank Shocklee, Flavor Flav and the informational Professor Griff delivered seminal third and fourth albums Fear Of A Black Planet (1990) and Apocalypse 91 … The Enemy Strikes Back (1991). ‘Elvis was a hero to most, but he didn’t mean shit to me’ summed up everything they stood for.

Styles & Forms | Nineties | Rock
Personalities | Puff Daddy | Nineties | Rock

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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