Public Enemy: Prophets of Rage

1970’s America, Hip-Hop was in it’s early phase rising up from the ghettos of New York, The Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, a perfect environment to breed raps most political group but that wasn’t where the Public Enemy story started, it began on the more affluent streets of New Yorks, Long Island.

They were the biggest rap group on the planet and the most controversial, they sold millions of records preaching pro-black politics in a predominantly white country, all done through an unrelenting wall of noise that changed the sound of Hip-Hop. The self-proclaimed “Prophets of Rage” would open the eyes of a generation to the black struggle. Their militant attitude upset middle America, the media and the government. Friendships were stretched to breaking point, could they hold it together long enough to get their message across?



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