After their first album, the members of Public Enemy gained a new social perspective, and these self-proclaimed prophets of rage articulated the anger implicit in the hard beats and bottomless bravado of ghetto-born rap. It’s not that Chuck D was smarter or more ambitious than his contemporaries – certainly, KRS-One tackled many similar sociopolitical tracts, while Rakim had a greater flow – but he marshaled considerable revolutionary force, clear vision, and a boundless vocabulary to create galvanizing, logical arguments that were undeniable in their strength.
Join us as we celebrate 30 years since the release of a milestone in rap music.
Date and Time: Sunday July 1st 2018, 5 to 8 pm
The World Bar, 24 Bayswater Rd, Potts Point NSW 2011, Australia
Jim Poe (Bondi Beach Radio)