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Fear of a Black Planet 25 Years Later


This year is the 25th anniversary of the release of the Public Enemy’s Fear of a Black Planet. The ambitious concept album followed-up on the success of It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. That album’s socio-political observations found the band comparing that record to Marvin Gaye’s What’s Goin’ On, but the musical ambitions of Planet put the band in mind of making a masterpiece — this was their Sgt. Pepper’s. I’m posting all the music below, but first, here’s the Futuristically Ancient site, explaining the collection’s iconic cover art…

…here is a post about the album cover for Public Enemy’s 1990 album, Fear of a Black Planet. The original album artwork was designed by NASA illustrator, B.E. Johnson, who is still known today for his space art. While the album is a commentary on dangerous results of white supremacy, both the tracks and the apocalyptic cover are a reminder of how fragile our world and all the things in it, including our steadfast beliefs, are.

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Professor Griff of Public Enemy on The Illuminati, NWO and Obama

Luke Rudkowski recently interviewed Professor Griff of Public Enemy about the Illuminati, New World Order, Obama and the issues that we’re facing today. Professor Griff points out that even though there maybe a lot of things working against us, we all have the power and ability to make positive change.

For more about Professor Griff and his books: http://www.pgriff.info/

Via WeAreChange

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Flavor Flav To Open Fried Chicken Restaurant In Iowa

Photo: Public Enemy at the Primavera Sound 2008

Before placing them around your neck, what time should you set your clocks to? Chicken time! From Public Enemy to reality TV, Flavor Flav is now making his mark in the restaurant industry with Flav’s Fried Chicken. Hope it does well, considering it’s opening right next to a KFC establishment. The Clinton Herald reports:

He has pumped up concert-goers and swooned reality television audiences, and now the originator of hype is setting his clock for another creative venture — fried chicken.

Reality TV star and Public Enemy group member Flavor Flav said it’s time to open Flav’s Fried Chicken. The inaugural location for the fried-chicken franchise will be in Clinton, a move that seems as unlikely as Flavor Flav’s shift from popular musician to television star. But Flav received plenty of help picking the spot for FFC by local restaurateur and FFC business partner, Nick Cimino.

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