Posted by | Cyrena Rose
Hip Hop legends, Public Enemy plans to celebrate their 25th anniversary of its recording career by releasing a plethora of new music. PE was established in 1982 and consists of members Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, DJ Lord and The S1W; past members are Terminator X and Sistah Souljah.
Frontman Chuck D tells Billboard that the iconic rap group is in the process of finishing up a pair of albums planned for this year — Most of My Heroes Still Don’t Appear on No Stamp during the summer and The Evil Empire of Everything in the fall. “They’re twins, fraternal twins — not identical, but they will talk to each other,” D says. “The statement with these albums isn’t so much just within the content but in the audacity of the release, just like, ‘What the hell? Two albums that bookend the summer? What the hell?’ But we know we’ve got a fan base that’s kind of acclimated and used to albums because we were the first to come along and kind of bring a concept album to the hip-hop marketplace. So we oblige this year by doing not one, but two.”
PE is known for their politically charged lyrics and criticism of the American media, with an active interest in the frustrations and concerns of the African American community. Chuck D says both albums contain “powerful songs and great collaborations.” Most of My Heroes… will deal with the movement of the people and The Evil Empire of Everything will focus on the situation of everything coming at you at once.
What a way to commemorate their silver anniversary! Tell us what you think!