Chuck D Promises New Public Enemy Album By Next Year

Mista Chuck gives an update on "Most of Our Heroes Don't Appear on a Stamp" and confirms a 2012 release.

Public Enemy took a unique approach to funding its latest album Most of Our Heroes Don't Appear on a Stamp, asking fans to contribute to the process. Several years after announcing the unique project, Chuck D promises that the LP will finally see the light of day.

“There will be a new Public Enemy album. We are going to drop Most of Our Heroes Don't Appear on a Stamp late next year,” he told The BoomBox. “We have never been in the music business to make friends. We've never been the type to kiss ass. We've always strived not to repeat ourselves album to album.”

One of hip-hop’s most groundbreaking groups, Public Enemy announced the new album in October 2009, enlisting fans’ help to invest in the project through a website called Sellaband. They hit a roadblock in asking for $250,000, only making $71,000 by the end of the year. They later lowered their goal to $75,000.

“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,” said the group in a statement at the time.

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16 Comments

  • Bob Gant

    $59,000 invested in this band since October 2010, yet no album and no updates or info on the progress of it. Sellaband don't even have anything to say on the subject.

  • MinusZero

    Great news! I have every PE album (not the greatest hits). I have been holding out for so long for the next one. YYEEEEAAAHHH BBBOOOOOOOOYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Would love to hear a new album from them to bad Terminator X quitted long time ago

  • Spin

    cref2deth: Umm, every Public enemy album has been exactly the same since the beginning. They don't have anything new to say. They've said it, over, and over, and over. We understand that they hate the system, that they distrust the government, that they feel cheated and abused by "racist" people". We know. We don't need another album from angry men talking about the same old shit and never trying to do anything about it. Its boring, useless, and we dont need it. THA PRECEDING COMMENTS WERE MADE BY A RICK ROSS STAN THAT NEEDS TO SHUT THA FUCK UP!!!

  • Anonymous

    I respect Chuck D but I don't have any money to donated for their new CD.

  • MISTER J

    Dear Chuck D, I am writing this to express my gratitude for you being the greatest rapper there is, in terms of giving much needed messages to the world. I seriously thank you from the bottom of my heart because your are the positive role model I look up to. Thanks for not drinking and being a advocate for positive change in our sick world. WE NEED A PUBLIC ENEMY ALBUM. Your art means something to me and that is all that matters. It only takes one inspired person to spark an entire nation. PEACE & LOVE ! CHUCK D WILL APPEAR ON A STAMP ONE DAY! Sincerely, -a true hip-hop head!

  • kennyken

    man i hate to hear of some of the greatest in the game have to ask fans for funding. and we got rappers out here rapping about shit, and we are spending good money on the bullshit, and these cats are out here to try to change the mindstate of the black community and they have to ask for money to do that. man its crazy...but its real.

    • shone jones

      I think if Chuck really wanted "investors", he should have took his ass on that ABC reality show SHARK TANK and present his idea to those financers, so they can either back him up , or tell him to call 911...cause it's a JOKE

  • DefJEasy

    dear chuck D, No one cares about you any more, and flavor flav is a washed out old perv with beef jerky skin. Leave the industry alone.

    • Spin

      DefJEasy, Go stick urself. How dare u insult one of tha greatest MCs ever, and one of tha greatest hypemen ever? It's faggots like u who buy Nikki Minaj CDs and cross-dress like her. FOH!!!!

    • slambozey

      Big Log: No rap with a message? What about Common? Mos Def? Talib Kweli? What about Nas, or Lupe? Dont throw that shit out there man. rap isnt in danger of having no substance, you just need to look, and the idea that we need Chuck D to drag flav out of whatever crackhouse hes holed up in and release another record because he supposedly "has a message" is fucking ridiculous.

    • cref2deth

      Umm, every Public enemy album has been exactly the same since the beginning. They don't have anything new to say. They've said it, over, and over, and over. We understand that they hate the system, that they distrust the government, that they feel cheated and abused by "racist" people". We know. We don't need another album from angry men talking about the same old shit and never trying to do anything about it. Its boring, useless, and we dont need it.

    • blunted_quasi

      Dear DefJEasy, Eat a dick!

    • Big Log

      DefJEasy, whatever you on get off that, you got too respect the vet, that kick's in doors for what we call hip hop today man, Nigga still wanta know what chuck D thinking and the game is sure missing real Rap with a message, not water down hip hop like most of the rap cat are doing today, that most of them sound just alike and saying the same thing nothing.

    • Anonymous

      BE CAREFUL HOW YOU TREAT THE VETERANS OF HIP HOP THEY LAID FOUNDATIONS FOR TODAYS RAP WITHOUT THEM THEIR WOULD BE NO RAP BECAUSE NIGGAS (WELL WIGGERS) WOULD BE UP IN THEIR BIG ASS OFFICES SAYING RAP WOULDNT LAST BE VERRRRRRRRRRRRRY CAREFUL

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