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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Public Enemy "Mine Again"


By Ralo

The urban lifestyle has always been a hive of activity in the world of hip-hop culture. First there is the visually arresting images of graffiti, then there is the hypnotic rotation of turntables. You can't forget the acrobatic display of b-boys or the oral expression of MCing.

The lyricist or the MC has long been the center of attention in the sub-culture of underground hip-hop. There are often many questions about who is the best lyricist or who can beat who in a battle. The topic of discussion also centers on who's new record is wack, and who's new record is heat, or which newcomers sound good and shows promise.  Lyrics, delivery and production all play key roles in judging the quality of underground hip-hop. Noncommercial rap has always had more poetic value than its corporate under produced counterpart.

This week our spotlight is on Long Islands' own, Public Enemy. There is no need to wax poetic about the history of Raps' most important group. They have duration in the business that is almost unmatched. Since 1987 Public Enemy has been leading the way in the sub-genre of conscious Rap. Now, in 2015 Public Enemy is back with their 16th, yes 16th album, entitled Man Plans God Laughs The latest video from the project is called Mine Again. Centred in Africa, Mine Again delivers the  hard hitting message PE is known for.


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