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Prophets of Rage – “The Party’s Over”

posted by Oscar August 25, 2016

Prophets of Rage - The Party’s Over

Prophets of Rage have released a new track, the title number on the band’s forthcoming EP. The supergroup features members of Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy, and Cypress Hill will be releasing their new project tomorrow, August 26 via Caroline.

The group premiered “The Party’s Over” on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show, the first original song to surface. Check it out below. Continue Reading

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Video: Prophets of Rage Bring Out Dave Grohl to Cover MC5’s “Kick Out The Jams”

posted by Oscar August 25, 2016

The supergroup Prophets of Rage (with members of Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy, and Cypress Hill) played in Toronto last night and while there they treated the crowd to a special cover of the MC5’s classic track “Kick Out The Jams.” Not only that, but they also called upon Dave Grohl to help them perform it.

Check out the full set above and hit the 2:03:21 mark to find the “Kick Out The Jams” live cover.

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Video: Public Enemy Perform “Fight the Power” Medley on ‘Kimmel’

posted by Oscar October 24, 2015

The final episode of the week-long run in Brooklyn for Jimmy Kimmel Live! featured special guests Public Enemy as the musical act of #KimmelInBrooklyn.

The legendary Hip Hop group performed a medley of Fight The Power cuts, with Chuck D and Flavor Flav performing songs including the titular track, “Man Plans God Laughs” and “911 Is a Joke.” See that performance above.

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Stream: Public Enemy – ‘Man Plans God Laughs’

posted by Oscar July 17, 2015


Iconic Hip Hop collective Public Enemy have returned with a new album titled Man Plans God Laughs. The legendary group’s latest effort is due out on July 27th through RCS Music but today they’ve made it available for streaming in full via Spotify.

Along with this comes their video for the title track. Check out the clip and the stream below. Continue Reading

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Album Stream: ‘Dope’ Music From The Motion Picture

posted by Oscar June 17, 2015

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DOPE the movie hit theaters this weekend (Friday, June 19th) but today the film’s soundtrack has been made available for streaming. The movie itself was executive produced by Pharrell so it’s only right that the soundtrack is fittingly great. The soundtrack is 15 tracks deep and it features music from Nas, Public Enemy, Gil Scott, Naughty By Nature, A Tribe Called Quest and others.

Stream the album now below. Continue Reading

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Summerfest 2015 Lineup feat. Kendrick Lamar, Kings of Leon, The Flaming Lips

posted by Oscar March 24, 2015

Milwaukee’s biggest and best music fest, Summeriest, today announced its 2015 lineup. The massive fest, one of US’s largest around, will see headliners like Kendrick Lamar with ScHoolboy Q, Kings of Leon, Zac Brown Band, and Linkin Park hitting the stages of Henry Maier Festival Park from June 24th – 28th and June 30th – July 5th for its separately ticketed events.

The Ground Stage headliners include the likes of The Flaming Lips, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Jane’s Addiction, Nas, Public Enemy, and Gary Clark Jr.

Other notable acts include Santigold, Coheed and Cambria, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, along with Bastille, Kaskade, Sublime with Rome, Lupe Fiasco, Gogol Bordello, Flogging Molly, and AWOLNATION.

Get single-day, three-day, and full festival passes now on the festival’s website.

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De La Soul feat. Chuck D – “The People”

posted by Oscar November 28, 2014

De La Soul - The People

Legendary Hip Hop figures De La Soul and Chuck D connected for the former’s new track “The People.” The classic rappers crafted a powerful, socially-conscious tune and it was only right to have on-hand the Public Enemy frontman to add his profound voice.

From what I can hear, the beat is an Afrika Bambaataa sample and there’s even a line sung from MJ.

As Rolling Stone points out, it coincidentally doubles as a protest anthem in response to the events going down in Ferguson. Hear it below. Continue Reading

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Top 10 Artists To See at Riot Fest ’13

posted by Oscar September 11, 2013

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If you ever paid attention to the name of the authors on P.O.D. you may have noticed by now that I’m “the Rock guy” around here and that should have made you expect me to write up a list of the top 10 acts you just can’t miss at Riot Fest (Chicago) ’13.  This is my third Riot Fest in a row, my first covered on this site (in our traditional fan-view way, of course), and I’m already planning for this to be another tradition of mine. We’re just days away from rocking Humboldt Park and without a single note yet to be played, the music festival and carnival is already looking like it may be one of the best they’ve ever organized.

Hit the jump for the Top 10 Artists to see at Riot Fest ’13. Continue Reading

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Riot Fest ’13 Daily Schedule

posted by Oscar September 9, 2013

Riot Fest '13 Schedule

It’s Riot Fest (Chicago) week!! I’ve got my 3-day ticket already so I’m really excited for this weekend and the second I saw the lineup I began the countdown to this fest. The organizers have unveiled the daily schedules for Riot Fest & Carnival in Humboldt Park and it’s looking pretty difficult to decide on everything. The basic breakdown of the acts performing each day is in the graphic above and the links to each day’s schedule is listed below.

FRIDAY: http://chicago.riotfest.org/events/2013/09/13/
SATURDAY: http://chicago.riotfest.org/events/2013/09/14/
SUNDAY: http://chicago.riotfest.org/events/2013/09/15/

GATES OPEN at 2:30PM on Friday
and 11:00AM on Saturday and Sunday.

*TICKETS are almost SOLD OUT: http://riotfest.org/chicago-tickets/


Stussy & YO! MTV Raps 25th Anniversary Collection

posted by Raulito August 8, 2013


California-based streetwear pioneers, Stussy gives us another fresh collaboration for the Summer. Stussy put together a 4 shirt collection that features YO! MTV Raps twist on classic hip hop photos and album covers. The collection includes images from De La Soul,  Public Enemy, Slick Rick, and the duo Eric B and Rakim.

The Stussy and YO! MTV Raps collection will be available exclusively at the Stussy online store starting on August 9th. Make sure to check out all of the other collections that are available form Stussy by checking out their online store.

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Events: Riot Fest 2013 Lineup [Update]

posted by Oscar May 15, 2013

Festival lineup announcements are being made seemingly every other week, and now it’s Riot Fest’s turn. The formal announcement will be made later tonight at 10PM CT, so stay tuned for that later. and highlights include Fall Out Boy and Blink 182.

I attended Riot Fest last year when the lineup included Rise Against, Coheed & Cambria, Gogol Bordello, the Offspring and Iggy & the Stooges plus others. If this year’s fest boasts a lineup that can compare to the last one, Riot Fest 2013 will surely be another great Chicago music festival.

The Festival running from September 13-15 in Chicago’s Humboldt Park will also have Motörhead, Rancid, AFI, Blondie, Public Enemy and Violent Femmes.

See the lineup below. Continue Reading