Monday, September 2, 2013

Public Enemy turns out to be Public Heroes!


I used to call them the Black Panthers of Rap! and from 1988 until maybe 1993..They were my favorite Hip Hop group...They were actually saying something and they had music and beats that made you want to dance...

This weekend they performed here in Philly at the widely publicized "MADE IN AMERICA" mega concert hosted by Jay-Z...

Once again they became my heroes because they pledged to do something that so far none of the others acts on the show have pledged to do...They have pledged to give some of heir earnings to the beleaugered (did I spell that right?) Philadelphia Public School System.

The question has been asked..Was the MADE IN AMERICA mega concert just a glorified street party with big talent designed to sell a lot of beer or a mass gathering generating political content and dare I say it protest music.

Well...I can't say for sure....But all I know is that one woman tweeted several of the participants of this concert and only Chuck D. of P.E. tweeted back and offered any assistance..

He and P.E. showed where their heart was at and more importantly... where their wallets were at...Most of all, they showed that they are for real...

Where are the other artists? Some of the more current artists....You have these kids ears...While you rap about your bling and your cars and your women...These kids are bank rolling you by coming to your concerts and downloading your music..and yet they are riding to school on the bus, the subway or by foot...

Give back! That's all I'm saying...Public Enemy has and they aren't one of the current rap acts that the kids are listening to...Where is Kendrick Lamar, Whiz Khalifa....Weezy? Not that I'm calling them out...but I'm just saying...Those guys would have a tremendous impact if they took a stand....Any stand...but hopefully one that benefits their people!

I don't think that that is too much to ask!

Enjoy Your Labor day Everybody!
When Public Enemy is on stage, the latter. In what started off as a farcical set, with Flavor Flav talking over Emeli Sande singing acorss the way, turned into a wildly entertaining, completely serious affair over the course of a never dull hour long set on the Rocky stage on Saturday afternoon.
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inthemix/Made-in-America-Public-Enemy-gets-poitical-about-Philly-schools-.html#zOwUwVMCPvcoCL4X.99
When Public Enemy is on stage, the latter. In what started off as a farcical set, with Flavor Flav talking over Emeli Sande singing acorss the way, turned into a wildly entertaining, completely serious affair over the course of a never dull hour long set on the Rocky stage on Saturday afternoon.
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inthemix/Made-in-America-Public-Enemy-gets-poitical-about-Philly-schools-.html#zOwUwVMCPvcoCL4X.99
just a glorified street party with big talent designed to sell a lot of beer? Or a mass gathering capable of generating political content and - dare we say it - protest music?
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inthemix/Made-in-America-Public-Enemy-gets-poitical-about-Philly-schools-.html#zOwUwVMCPvcoCL4X.99
just a glorified street party with big talent designed to sell a lot of beer? Or a mass gathering capable of generating political content and - dare we say it - protest music?
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inthemix/Made-in-America-Public-Enemy-gets-poitical-about-Philly-schools-.html#zOwUwVMCPvcoCL4X.99
just a glorified street party with big talent designed to sell a lot of beer? Or a mass gathering capable of generating political content and - dare we say it - protest music?
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inthemix/Made-in-America-Public-Enemy-gets-poitical-about-Philly-schools-.html#zOwUwVMCPvcoCL4X.99
just a glorified street party with big talent designed to sell a lot of beer? Or a mass gathering capable of generating political content and - dare we say it - protest music?
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inthemix/Made-in-America-Public-Enemy-gets-poitical-about-Philly-schools-.html#zOwUwVMCPvcoCL4X.99
just a glorified street party with big talent designed to sell a lot of beer? Or a mass gathering capable of generating political content and - dare we say it - protest music?
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inthemix/Made-in-America-Public-Enemy-gets-poitical-about-Philly-schools-.html#zOwUwVMCPvcoCL4X.99

1 comment:

Big Mark 243 said...

... it would cost them too much in the press to do something like that... it is only in small doses, it is only 'approved' humanitarian causes that many of African-American media people step up... remember, republicans by sneakers too Michael Jordan..?




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