Video of the Week: Public Enemy, “I Shall Not Be Moved”

They’re back and as relevant and revelatory as ever; Public Enemy that is. Once the cutting edge of hip-hop (I recall playing their first album Yo, Bum Rush The Show on college radio in the mid 1980’s), the group’s socially conscious lyrics have always been the icing on their relentless wall-of-sound beats. For “I Shall Not Be Moved”, the first single from their new album Most of My Heroes Still Don’t Appear on No Stamp (subtitled “Never have so many been screwed by so few”), the beats are stripped down to their essence and Chuck D‘s classic delivery is front and center spitting out a theme of societal manipulation through the dumbing down of our media.

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