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Chuck D Pens New Anti-Arizona Immigration Law Anthem
Arizona's new Immigration Law has caused a major stir amongst the American people. Several hip-hop artists have expressed their frustrations about it, but Public Enemy frontman Chuck D has stepped up and recorded a new track called 'Tear Down That Wall' to voice his personal dismay fo…
Chuck D Condemns Arizona Immigration Law in New Song
On Friday, April 23, Arizona's governor Jan Brewer signed a controversial new law, which will require immigrant residents to carry documents verifying their immigration status. The law gives police officers the right to question any person about his or her status if any "reasonable sus…
Toure’s Top Five Trios
In some scenes, three's a crowd, but in hip-hop it can be a magic number, as De La Soul pointed out. Having previously tackled the topic of hip-hop's top twosomes, Touré, host of Fuse's 'Hip-Hop Shop,' now turns his attention to trios. What ...
Name That Tune: Songs Notorious for Their Use of Sampling
Once controversial, the practice of sampling is now generally regarded as a viable artistic method of production and a mostly legitimate commercial endeavor. Good public reception of a sample-use often depends on a combination of factors including what is sampled, who is sampled, and how that sample…
Kool G Rap, PE and More Discuss Hip-Hop 101 in New Book
As we mark the 13th anniversary of the death of the Notorious B.I.G, one of the most influential rappers in hip-hop history, the Chicago Review Press announces the release of 'How to Rap: The Art and Science of the Hip-Hop MC.' Authored by Paul Edwards, with foreword from the legendary Koo…
Public Enemy Loses Investors for Fan-Funded Album
Last October, Public Enemy announced plans to use music platform Sellaband -- which allows fans to invest in their favorite artists -- to round up $250,000 to produce an album and marketing plan backed by their fan base. The initial plan aimed to reach the $250,000 goal by the end of 2009, but when …
Kid Cudi, Wale Billed for Sasquatch! Music Festival
The preliminary lineup for this year's Sasquatch! Music Festival has been announced and amidst the obvious contenders, a handful of hip-hop acts have been included on the bill for the notoriously indie-focused extravaganza. In addition to alternative bands such MGMT and Vampire Weekend, newcomers Wa…
Flavor Flav Owes $63,000 in Child Support
Public Enemy rapper and reality show star Flavor Flav allegedly owes over $63K in child support.
A New York court claims that Flav, who recently starred in the reality show 'Strange Love,' owes Mary Parker, with whom he has three children, $63,458 in back child support...
Chuck D to Release Compilation to Benefit Haiti Relief
Public Enemy rapper and activist Chuck D has organized a compilation album in support of the Haitian relief fund.
The nine-song album is entitled 'Kombit pou Haiti,' which means "coming together for the good of Haiti." It features a collection of songs by artists on his SL…

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