Public Enemy has released the lyric video for their track “Public Enemy Number Won” features Beastie Boys’ Mike D and Ad-Rock along with Run DMC, from their critically acclaimed new album What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? The lyric video features classic Def Jam-era footage of the artists throughout the years. Check it out below.
“Public Enemy Number Won” follows the group’s previously released single “GRID” featuring Cypress Hill and George Clinton along with its animated video along with “Fight the Power: Remix 2020” and “State of the Union (STFU)” which aim at protesting against police brutality and sharing honest thoughts about how Donald Trump handled the protests. The latest album marks the group’s return to Def-Jam recordings since 1998 and includes appearances from Nas, YG, Rapsody, DJ Premier, Black Thought, Questlove, Cypress Hill, Run-DMC, Ice-T, PMD, George Clinton, Daddy-O, Jahi, The Impossebulls, Mark Jenkins, S1Ws Pop Diesel and James Bomb and Mike D and Ad-Rock of Beastie Boys.
In a press release, the group is also encouraging fans to vote. “With less than a week to go before election day, we’re seeing record breaking early voting numbers across the country, and this effort is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to encourage voters to make their voices heard at their favorite sporting venues,” said Chuck D. “Every American deserves access to a ballot, and every vote counts.”
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