Video: Public Enemy – Mine Again

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

In America, we tend to think of Africa collectively as this big foreign place where the people we generalize as “Africans” come from. It is in fact a continent inhabited by over a billion people distributed between 54 individual nations, each with its own culture and national identity. Public Enemy makes sure each and every one is represented in their new video for “Mine Again”, off the new album Man Plans God Laughs.

Previously: Public Enemy – No Sympathy From The Devil (Video)

Video: Public Enemy – No Sympathy From The Devil

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Public Enemy hit us with another new visual for the lead track off their new album, Man Plans God Laughs, which you can stream in full below.

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Video: Russell Simmons & Rick Rubin Talk Public Enemy

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

In part 3 of their Back And Forth talk for Noisey, Russell and Ricky talk about the legacy of Public Enemy. Russell explains how PE changed everything about Black America with their Afrocentric empowerment campaign and Rick speaks on how he had to convince Chuck D to give Rap another go after he had a false start with the group Spectrum City. They also talk about hearing “Public Enemy #1” for the first time, which PE happened to perform on Fallon last night.

Previously: Russell Simmons & Rick Rubin Talk The Beastie Boys

Video: Public Enemy – Public Enemy No. 1 (Live on The Tonight Show)

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Chuck and Flav stop by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to perform their classic track with backing from The Roots in honor of Def Jam’s 30th Anniversary celebration.

Previously: Public Enemy – Rebels Without A Pause (Documentary Trailer)

NahRight & UpNorthTrips Present: Picture Perfect with Ricky Powell

Friday, August 8th, 2014


Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus)

Ricky Powell aka The Rickster, for those who don’t already know, is the man behind some of the most iconic images in the history of hip-hop and NYC street photography. Whether it was the Beastie Boys or Run-D.M.C. or Public Enemy, he was always up in the mix, ready to take professional photos of the early Def Jam scene on what he describes as “a hangout tip.” And he was heavy in the culture beyond that, snapping timeless shots of everyone from Basquiat to Eazy E to Big L (RIP to all), and hosting his infamous public access television show Rappin’ with The Rickster (which is now available on DVD), which gave people an opportunity to become acquainted with his extremely fun-loving personality. Point blank, dude has taken some of the illest rap flicks of all-time and is a legendary character in the game, so it was only right that we tap him for our Picture Perfect series.

Along with our brother Ev Boogie at UpNorthTrips, who we insist be recognized as the kingpin of the throwback rap photo wave that every other Instagram account seems to be riding these days, we carefully compiled ten classic pictures of different hip-hop artists Ricky Powell has taken over the years to ask him about for our latest edition of Picture Perfect. And it was an honor to listen (and laugh) as he told the stories behind them while walking the NYC streets, pausing at times to say what’s up to friends of his on the block (and his building’s new super), take a photo of a cute dog for his Instagram account, curse out a group of Sex and the City wannabees, dodge getting hit by a delivery man on a bicycle, and collect a rack from a Manhattan restaurant who recently put his work on display. This is Picture Perfect with the guy who dicked your girl—Ricky Powell.

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Freddie Foxxx on The Combat Jack Show

Friday, June 27th, 2014


The legendary Freddie Foxxx aka Bumpy Knuckles appeared on the The Combat Jack Show and shared a lot of unfiltered rap history. Freddie discussed meeting Chuck D during a time where his life was on the line for the culture, his relationship with Tupac, being down with the Paid In Full Posse (Eric B.), his battle-rapping past, what happened with Queen Latifah/Flavor Unit, getting blackballed by Steve Stoute, what business lessons he learned from being around Naughty by Nature/D.I.T.C., being around Nas during his beef with Jay-Z and of course, his most famous beatdown stories dispelled.

I’m probably forgetting a lot but the full 2 hours is worth the time.

Previously: Marley Marl on The Combat Jack Show | Lord Finesse on The Combat Jack Show

Contest: Jay-Z’s Made In America Festival 2013 Tickets (Day 1)

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Jay-Z and Budweiser’s Made In America Festival will be descending upon the Ben Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia again this year on August 31st & September 1st and we have a pair of tickets for the first day (Beyonce, 2 Chainz, Public Enemy, Solange, A$AP Rocky, etc.) to give away:

To enter, simply e-mail nah.right.contests[at]gmail[dot]com with the subject line “M.I.A. Fest” and tell us who you wanna see this year. That’s it, that’s all folks. (U.S. only)

UPDATE: Contest is closed.

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Previously: Hit-Boy on Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail (Video) | Jay-Z is Performing “Picasso Baby” for 6 Hours at Pace Gallery

Video: Public Enemy – Rebels Without A Pause (Documentary Trailer)

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Here’s a trailer for Rebels Without A Pause, an upcoming doc that revolves around PE’s induction into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame and the groundbreaking 30 year run that led them to that moment. Directed by Jason Bergh, the film will air on Centric TV on June 1st.

Spotted: Hypebeast

Previously: Public Enemy ft. Brother Ali – Get Up Stand Up (Video) | N.W.A. & Public Enemy Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Video: Public Enemy ft. Brother Ali – Get Up Stand Up

Monday, March 11th, 2013

PE and Ali give us a new live performance video in support of their song “Get Up Stand Up” off the new Evil vs Heroes LP, out now.

Previously: N.W.A. & Public Enemy Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame | Public Enemy – I Shall Not Be Moved (Video)

N.W.A. & Public Enemy Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame yesterday announced the nominees for the 2013 induction and P.E. and N.W.A. both figure prominently. They’ll probably only induct one of the two groups and if I was gonna guess I’d say it’ll probably be P.E. Nevertheless, I wouldn’t be sitting here writing this post if it wasn’t for It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back and Straight Outta Compton, so yeah.

Previously: Ice Cube on Juan Epstein | Public Enemy – I Shall Not Be Moved (Video)