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Public Enemy: The Greatest Rap Band In The World... Ever!

Neil Kulkarni, Melody Maker, 15 July 1995

PUBLIC ENEMY are still the fastest, fiercest, radicalest hip hop act on the planet, still trying to right wrongs, fight the power and change the world. NEIL KULKARNI meets his all-time hero CHUCK D — the man Tricky calls Shakespeare — in New York to discuss the relative merits of East and West Coast rap and his troubles with Def Jam.

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