‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ featured a segment on news that Flavor Flav of Public Enemy is opening a new fried chicken restaurant. “Flav’s Fried Chicken opened in Clinton, Iowa this week, just in time for National Racial Stereotypes Day,” Kimmel joked. The comedy clip at YouTube has since been removed.
Flavor Flav talked to cameras outside Guys And Dolls in West Hollywood, where he addressed the news that Marie Osmond’s son Michael Blosil had committed suicide. “I know Marie and Donny are gonna get through this,” the Public Enemy rapper said. Watch the comments via Hollywood.tv below.
Public Enemy’s Flavor Flav celebrated his 50th birthday in Las Vegas by throwing out the longest “Yeah Boyeee” ever, clocking in at 35 seconds. TMZ has the video – watch it via MySpace below.
Rap acts on television this week include
Public Enemy, who perform on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ (NBC) on Monday.
Kid Cudi, who performs on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ (NBC) on Wednesday.
Beat magazine spoke with Chuck D just days after the election of Barack Obama as the 44th U.S. President, where the Public Enemy star talked about his thoughts about the historic victory and if he thought it would happen. “I think that America has made the first step in trying to show that it means more to take action then to just put words on paper,” Chuck D explained. “I never had any expectations and just like everyone else in the world – we’ve never seen America do anything like this in its history which shows that this would happen; I mean white man as a repressor hasn’t shifted from that role, not even a white woman has had the chance. I thought that it was going to be history anyway once Obama was nominated but I didn’t think that this was going to be the step that America took, declaring to the world that it was gonna be ‘the place’ where most countries would look up too. That was always the problem.”
The full interview at beat.com.au has since been removed.
N.A.S.A. (Squeak E. Clean and DJ Zegon) are out with the video to their new single ‘Money’, featuring David Byrne, Chuck D, Ras Congo, Seu Jorge and Z-Trip. The single is released digitally on December 16th via Anti- Records, while the album ‘The Spirit Of Apollo’, is out February 17, 2009. Watch the Syd Garon and Paul Griswold directed video via YouTube below.
Public Enemy founder and hip-hop legend Chuck D selected his favorite questions uploaded by YouTube, and now he responds. Among the topics were his thoughts on censorship, sampling, comparing rap back in the old day and today, getting nervous on stage his first year as a performer, his children, Guitar Hero and more. Watch the clip below.
As part of YouTube’s Living Legends feature honoring Snoop Dogg and Chuck D, Black Thought of The Roots shared his thoughts on the Public Enemy frontman. “I thought it was like a superhero that made a record,” the rapper said of Chuck D. “His voice sounded like nobody else. Back in the day the only people, when ‘Yo! Bum Rush the Show’ came out the only people I heard rappin like like that at that point in time was Chuck.” Watch the segment below the cut. (more…)
Snoop Dogg and Chuck D of Public Enemy have been named the latest members of YouTube’s Living Legends. The rappers are featured in a video clip asking fans to submit video questions for them to answer.
The clip at YouTube has since been removed.
Public Enemy are out with the video to their new single ‘Black is Back’, from the veteran Long Island group’s tenth full-length album ‘How You Sell Soul to a Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul?’, out now on SLAMjamz Records. Watch it below.