Public Enemy Announces Two LPs For 2012, Host Charity Concert

PE is in full effect in 2012, coming through with two new albums and a charity concert to benefit LA's Skid Row.

Public Enemy has never been the kind of group to shy away from social controversy, and after 25 years of bringing the noise, the Long Island crew isn't planing on keep quiet now. This Sunday January 15, PE will be in full effect hosting a special concert in Los Angele's Skid Row to benefit the area's impoverished residents.

According to Billboard, Public Enemy will be hosting and performing at their Operation: Skid Row street festival. The concert, which will also feature performances from the X-Clan and the Freestyle Fellowship, will benefit Los Angeles Community Action Network, an organization that aids the area's homeless and provides low-income families with housing. 

Chuck D spoke about why he felt compelled to bring the issue of Skid Row to the forefront of Hip Hop's attention. He explained that most Los Angeles residents and public officials turn a blind eye to the plight of Skid Row's residents, and it's time that Hip Hop did something to help.

"Skid Row has been called 'the dirty secret of L.A.' for, like, forever," he explained. "And so, I'm gonna be loud about it...[Outsiders] look at rap music and artists in Hip Hop as being as elitist as the power structures that keep them down. You've got organizations in your city that are trying to say and do the right thing - who are practically invisible - fighting for some media time. What other place do I have? My place in Hip Hop is not to be a tycoon, making trillions with a yacht. That's not my place. My place is maybe bringing people together and me being able to identify and illuminate a cause, and we'll make it comfortable for them to be themselves but say what they've really been wanting to say all along, you know, with my protection."

This isn't the only big news that PE has in store for fans. The controversial group also announced that they'll be dropping two new LPs this year with long-time collaborator Gary G-Wiz, June's Most of My Heroes Still Don't Appear on No Stamp and September's The Evil Empire of Everything. DX will keep you updated as more info about the albums come to light.

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26 Comments

  • G-MONEY

    I was hoping they would have Paris ghost writing on these albums as he did on Rebirth Of A Nation... dope rhymes

  • micah dancy

    Public Enemy is still going after 25 years that shows their longevity to keep going they will be consider one the greatest rap groups ever

  • Holland

    Public Enemy Childhood Favorites! From them till now, Hip Hop Heroes

  • Anonymous

    After seeing all that VH1 garbage that Flav did, I'm a little sour. But if the albums live up to their titles, then you know what time it is! (pun intended)

  • Anonymous

    Pe still kickin like to hear some of their new shit

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous the young niggas aren't checking for political rap some of em are but there's still a lot us 23 or older whos definitely checking for that shit. That immortal technique, nas us old heads still checking for that shit. And its good to see the youth embrace it like my neighbors kid 14 and pharoe monch is his favorite mc. It's just sad there's only a small percentage of little niggas like that. Political rap only gets played out to some. It may not be by the masses but heads still check for it.

  • Anonymous

    Notice how many niggas are all of a sudden are bloods or skaters these days. Or morons like yadig, yessir and soicyboi who like any dapper who uses swag no matter how horrible they are. Weezy ain't shit. Maybe you should listen to pe you might learn. Shit mannie fresh listens to pe.

  • Anonymous

    Soicyboi your an idiot. It's all about weezy gtfo with that shit. Public enemy kicks knowledge. Teach the kids something. Only thing weezy teaches kids is how to be senseless morons with no identity for themselves.

  • Anonymous

    god bless chuck d. so far ahead of his time. look at what they were doing with hip hop music in the 80's. incredible production, entertaining records, that actually MEANT something. for my money, it takes nation and fear of a black planet are 2 of the best albums ever recorded. i feel bad for chuck, i know he has great shame and dissappointment in looking at rap music today. bunch of ppl n the culture looking to make fast money, with no cultural understanding. chuck d taught me more than school did as a kid, drake ain't telling yall nothing but how to simp and make yourself look like a male hoe. if you never heard public enemy, listen to their first album, such power. timeless.

  • mgruppe.com

    PE still has a strong voice. Their music is always a reflection of society, far away from music-charts. They dont "diss" people in skinny jeans with tattoos in the face, they embrace the youth (even if the youth is fucked up) so people never forget the struggle for freedom. Flava Flav is a crazy son of a bitch though.

  • So Icy Boi!

    Public Enemy? who? dis aint da 70s or da 80s. lmao. its 2012. its all bout Weezy. not bout dese washed up niggas. swag

    • Anonymous

      U STUPID ASS FCUKBOIS PUBLIC ENEMY WASN'T AROUND IN THE 70'S. LET'S BE CLEAR, THE RAP WORLD HATES YOU STUPID FCUKS ALWAYS TALKING SH!T.

    • Sam

      Yes, Public Enemy was big in the 70's... Ridiculous comments aside, I would prefer one awesome album but I'll buy two if they're good.

  • steven

    hell yeah. yeah boy. drop them bombs on em!! cant wait!!!

  • Desiderius

    Production should stack up more. Nonetheless, looking forward to the two albums.

  • Anonymous

    Political rap never gets played out there's plenty of heads still seeking knowledge on tracks. niggas still listen to pe, dead prez, immortal technique, krs one, pharoe monch. looking forward to both lps.

  • JAY

    Don't fall into their trap. They convinced you to be selfish and want hip-hop that talks about pointless non-sense. Keep the masses ignorant through mainstream music. If we all had the knowledge and truth we could make this world the place it should be. KNOWLEDGE REIGNS SUPREME! Thats why I love Public Enemy and anybody willing to speak up, party records don't help accomplish nothing but selfish desire. Let's all teach each other and develop compassion, forget competition. PEACE AND LOVE!

  • Anonymous

    nobody will buy this shit, it aint 1987 anymore. political rap is played out. for the haters im a pe fan. so fuck you with your comments

  • Shone Jones

    Don't let us down like you did with the last three albums, Chuck!!!!

    • Shone Jones

      This ain't no shade. I'm just tired of PE coming out with half-assed albums when they should know better. And this is coming from a PE fan since 1987.

    • Anonymous

      SHONE I'VE SEEN U COMMENT AROUND FOR A HOT MINUTE. U FEEDING INTO THE PRESS? IMA PLAY POLLYWANACRACKA AND REMEMBER THE DAYS WHEN U USED TO DROP GEMS IN THE COMMENTS. SALUTE AND NO SHADE SHONE, IT'S 2012.

    • Shone Jones

      I'm a longtime PE fan. I have every right to say what I feel about the group, Good or Bad!!!

    • Anonymous

      AIN'T U THE FIRST ONE ON HERE TALKING SH!T ABOUT CHUCK ON THE REG?

  • Anonymous

    PUBLIC ENEMY STILL MAKES RECORDS? I didn't think they were still a band. Usually bands don't last this long. But that's cool. Two good PE albums should satisfy my soul.

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