Public Enemy’s Chuck D Announces New ‘Celebration of Ignorance’ Solo Album
“With Jahi @HipHopEducate on 7.25.2018 the working on Mistachuck album," the Rhyme Animal tweeted. Jahi, an Oakland-based rapper, fronts PE 2.0, which has been anointed as the “new generation” successor of Public Enemy by Chuck D himself. Jahi released his Nation Builder EP earlier this year.
It's been a fruitful time for the PE mastermind in recent years. His previous solo album, If I Can't Change the People Around Me I Change the People Around Me, came out in 2016. The following year Public Enemy released their 14th studio effort, Nothing is Quick in the Desert. A few months later, Prophets of Rage - the rap/rock supergroup he formed alongside members of Rage Against the Machine and Cypress Hill – released their self-titled debut album.
Celebration of Ignorance might not be the only album Chuck D releases in 2018. Last month Prophets of Rage released a new song entitled "Heart Afire," and announced that they had completed work on their sophomore album. They have yet to announce a title, release date or any further details for that album.
The group’s planned upcoming support slot on the End of the World Tour with Avenged Sevenfold was recently cancelled due to the latter’s lead singer, M. Shadows, catching a viral infection.
There’s no word on album art, track list or official producers for Celebration of Ignorance, nor has Chuck D confirmed any guest features. Keep watching this space!