Public EnemyBack in October, Public Enemy made an attempt to raise money to produce their upcoming album by using the online music platform Sellaband – which allows fans to invest in their favorite artist's projects. The group set a goal of $250,000 to cover the funds needed to produce an entire album and marketing plan, but they fell short by a substantial margin.

Although they hoped to have amassed the sum by the end of 2009, when December rolled around, the grand total was only $71,000. Now Chuck D and Flavor Flav are giving Sellaband another shot, by setting a more reasonable goal. This time around the group is aiming to reach $75,000, which shouldn't be too difficult to achieve, considering that they broke the $70,000 mark just four months ago. "We have learned that the fan-funding model is still not fully developed and, as a result, a $250,000 fund-raising effort, while possible, will take too long to accomplish," the group said in a statement.

Since they kicked off the new initiative, the group has already raised $55,000, leaving them within close range of their goal. Fans can expect to receive merchandise such as free CDs and limited edition T-shirts with their investment.