Public Enemy at LIV Miami July 24th
LIV Miami: Long before rap and hip-hop artists like Nas, Most Def, Lauryn Hill and Kendrick Lamar became commonplace in mainstream music with their (often times) politically charged lyrics, there was Public Enemy. When first formed in the early 80’s the group that would become known as “Public Enemy” consisted of Khari Wynn, The S1W, Professor Griff, Chuck D and Flavor Flav – all of whom had something to say about the social and political issues of their day. Little did they know that, even decades later, their music would continue to inspire youth to get involved in what’s going on in their communities.
With their debut album “Yo! Bum Rush the Show” being released in 1987, Public Enemy quickly became a household name. Each subsequent album sold more copies, and quicker, than the previous ones. And with each new album, the groups stances on the issues of the day became more and more prevalent, especially with albums titled “It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back,” “Fear of a Black Planet,” and “Apocalypse 91… The Enemy Strikes Back.”
The above albums contained tracks like “911 Is A Joke,” “I Don’t Wanna Be Called Yo N*gga” and “By The Time I Get To Arizona,” all of which were politically charged songs that revolved around subjects such as slavery, slang terminology and racism.
However, Public Enemy’s most significant song is without a doubt “Fight The Power” which was released on their 1990 album “Fear of a Black Planet” but was actually originally made for Spike Lee’s 1989 film titled Do The Right Thing. In an interview with Time Magazine about the choice of song Spike Lee stated: “I wanted it to be defiant, I wanted it to be angry, I wanted it to be very rhythmic. I thought right away of Public Enemy.”
Almost unbelievably so, now almost 30 years later, Public Enemy is still rocking the mic and turning heads with their lyrics. Which might explain why, on Friday, July 24th, Public Enemy will be at the one and only LIV Miami! Skam Artist Management was tasked with providing a DJ worthy of being on the same stage as Public Enemy and they had no doubt Cincinnati, Ohio native DJ Ross One was their man. Tickets are just $40 and can be purchased using the ticket link below. For VIP inquiries at LIV Miami please call our office at 305-290-4250 or e-mail us at VIP@TheLocalMiami.com and we’ll get you taken care of. A dress code will be enforced so dress accordingly. Party Responsibly.
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