The Weird Rap Discussion Gang is back at it again, and this time, the topic is a huge one… with the help of New York-based MC/producer/artist Geng (AKA King Vision Ultra), we took a true deep dive into one of the top hip-hop albums (and possibly one of the best albums, period) ever created : Public Enemy‘s standout third effort Fear of a Black Planet. Three decades after the album’s monumental release it continues to educate and inspire, so it’s no surprise that it took us two sessions to (in my opinion) barely scratch the surface of what this modern masterpiece means to the hip-hop generation, hip-hop music, popular music, popular culture and so on. Words of support can only do so much, so if you’ve ever been remotely interested in the Public Enemy juggernaut, then take a moment to check out the latest episode, and if you feel so inclined, leave a comment and a like, and don’t forget to share it around!
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Tagged beverly fre$h, chief, fear of a black planet, geng, king vision ultra, public enemy, the doomsday device, weird rap discussion gang
About a year ago, many of us were talking about the buzz that PNTHN had building, and how that momentum was bound to take them places. Enter the fall season, and we find the crew returning from Atlanta, where they not only attended and performed at the A3C hip-hop conference, but somehow found the time to film a video for PUBLIC ENEMY off of their latest release, RICO. The video features bars from almost every member of the crew, it exhibits their playful nature (as they not only seemingly have fun as a crew, but enjoy one another’s time on a personal level as well), and displays a few psychedelic touches courtesy of some chroma-key work. The work done by Chris Henriques and Kelly Hinnen, especially for something probably done on the fly and in the spare time found during a busy conference, is strong, and fits squarely into the PNTHN aesthetic. Keep spreading that love for the crew, like and share the video, and leave a comment so they know we’re out here supporting.
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Tagged A3C, atlanta, chief, chris henriques, kelly hinnen, pnthn, public enemy, RICO, the doomsday device