The story of the funky drummer:

The story of the funky drummer:
The most exploited man in modern music
  “Give the drummer some”, said the voice of funk soul pioneer James Brown as it rang out above his band on the 1967 recording of Cold Sweat. The drummer in question was Clyde Stubblefield who was said to be one of the most sampled and exploited musicians of all time. His playing on [...]

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FIGHT THE POWER

FIGHT THE POWER
THE MOST PROVOCATIVE SONG EVER !
In the first episode of Ava DuVernay’s Netflix drama When They See Us, a couple of dozen black teenagers pour into Central Park on the night of 19 April, 1989. Five of them will end up spending years in jail for a rape they didn’t commit, but for now they’re [...]

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The Birth Of Def Jam

The Birth Of Def Jam
with Rick Rubin
In this Rolling Stone interview, Def Jam founder and legendary producer Rick Rubin returns to the New York University dorm room where his career began in the early 1980s and reminisces about the birth of hip hop. Along with Russell Simmons, Rubin is the founder of Def Jam Records and also established American Recordings. With [...]

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Riot on the Set

Riot on the Set
Do the Right Thing Anthem
How Public Enemy Crafted the Anthem 'Fight the Power' Twenty-five years after 'Do the Right Thing,' Spike Lee, Public Enemy and Branford Marsalis reflect on the film's anthem. (...) The director may have asked for an anthem for his 1989 chronicle of big-city racial tensions, but what he got was a salvo. [...]

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The Long Road to the Hall of Fame

The Long Road to the Hall of Fame
On Tony King aka Malik Farrakhan
Down with the kings! Down with the kings! Così rappa Chuck D, leader storico dei Public Enemy. Cammina lentamente rimando liriche di fuoco che sembrano perforare l’obiettivo delle telecamere. Rima dopo rima, l’MC rivendica con orgoglio la storia e le esperienze di vita di Tony King, icona afro-americana. Nel suo [...]

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Chuck D – “Get Use To Me”

Chuck D – “Get Use To Me”
Muhammad Alì Tribute
Chuck D - "Get Use To Me" from Jim Grieco on Vimeo. Here's a new dope track by Mistachuck aka Chuck D, leading voice of the legendary group, Public Enemy. Chuck D in his lyrics had always paid tribute to the legends of Black History and Culture, and here's his tribute [...]

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Fight The Power

Fight The Power
The Making of the Video
È l’estate del 1989 e per le strade di Bedford Stuyvesant l’eccitazione è palpabile. Centinaia di giovani marciano urlando slogan e issando cartelli con immagini di leader del movimento nero, personalità afroamericane e scritte con i nomi dei luoghi della rivolta nera. Un giovane nero con un cappello da basket, [...]

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