Future Music Pioneers: Public Enemy

Posted By on November 21, 2016

In Future Music Pioneers: Public Enemy we look at one of the bands that define conscious hip hop and their founder Chuck D who embraced the online record label and digital music economy years before many did.


Rebel Without a Pause was the first 12″ single I ever bought and it never left my record box as I traveled and DJed. I had the chance to meet Chuck D in 2001 in London, UK. He pushed aside the MTV crew to chat with me and sign his autobiography. The book outlined a modern manifesto for music. RESPECT!

Public Enemy – Def II Tour Hammersmith Odeon 1988

Too Much Posse

Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos

Fight the Power

Public Enemy – Night Of The Living Baseheads (Dope Version)


Prophets of Rage

IMS Engage 2015: Chuck D In Conversation With Seth Troxler


Nikolas Badminton is a world-respected futurist speaker that researches, speaks, and writes about the future of work, how technology is affecting the workplace, how workers are adapting, the sharing economy, and how the world is evolving. He appears at conferences in Canada, USA, UK, and Europe. Email him to book him for your radio, TV show, or conference.

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