When I first started deejaying one of my favorite records to play was “Rebel Without A Pause”. The record was not only a banger on the dance floor BUT the message was one that had to be heard! The Long Island crew have always been about teaching and moving folks to action. This a group that had a hard time getting radio to play their music with the exception of College Radio. College Radio was truly responsible for pushing Public Enemy to the masses. When you have the FBI & CIA watching your every move, that speaks volumes about the MESSAGE of Public Enemy. There were voices in the WHITE & BLACK COMMUNITIES that wanted to silence and discredit Public Enemy, but Chuck D was having none of that. No matter if it was Professor Griff and his fight with the Jewish community, Flava Flav’s many arrest and personal drama, or folks questioning Chuck D. on the FOX News Network, Public Enemy used their experiences and what was happening in the community to teach and speak out against injustice, Proud of being BLACK, and calling out those in the rap game who were destroying the community in which they represent. Chuck D went as far to protect his brand, his message, and Public Enemy against negative stereotypes: sued St.Ides for using his voice in a alcohol commercial and sued Sean”Puffy/Diddy”Combs for sampling his voice to be used in Notorious B.I.G.’s song “Ten Crack Commandments”; when most artist sell out for the money, Public Enemy was not that brand. When folks told Chuck to kick out Professor Grif & Flavor Flav (even Russell Simmons when first signing the group, did not want Flava Flav), Public Enemy stood loyal to each other. Public Enemy did it their way! Fight the Power! Congratulations Public Enemy! I am still jamming to music!…Speaking of Music Check out the NEW MUSIC from Public Enemy! By the way—- They are no longer slaves to a label! They are Indie Artist!