Who's heard of Public enemy the rap group?

i think they are awesome but I'm questioning their popularity.

Update:

If you know Flava Flav you know public enemy

Update 2:

oh ya you dudes are awsome

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Public Enemy was one of the first rap groups whose lyrics had meaning. Chuck Dee's voice commanded attention when he spit his lyrics people paid attention. Everybody from the President on down!!!! PE addressed political issues that were going on at the time on their lyrics. Their lyrics had substance! One of my favorite songs:

    Can't Truss It (Apocalypse 91: The Enemy Strikes Black 1991).

    Can't Truss It

    Bass in your face

    Not an eight track

    Gettin' it good to the wood

    So the people

    Give you some a dat

    Reactin' to the fax

    That I kick and it stick

    And it stay around

    Pointin' to the joint, put the Buddha down

    Goin', goin', gettin' to the roots

    Ain't givin' it up

    So turn me loose

    But then again I got a story

    That's harder than the hardcore

    Cost of the holocaust

    I'm talin' 'bout the one still goin' on

    I know

    Where I'm from, not dum diddie dum

    From the base motherland

    The place of the drum

    Invaded by the wack diddie wack

    Fooled the black, left us faded

    King and chief probably had a big beef

    Because of dat now I grit my teeth

    So here's a song to the strong

    'Bout a shake of a snake

    And the smile went along wit dat

    Can't truss it

    Kickin' wicked rhymes

    Like a fortune teller

    'Cause the wickedness done by Jack

    Where everybody at

    Divided and sold

    For liquor and the gold

    Smacked in the back

    For the other man to mack

    Now the story that I'm kickin' is gory

    Little Rock where they be

    Dockin' this boat

    No hope I'm shackled

    Plus gang tackled

    By the other hand swingin' the rope

    Wearin' red, white and blue Jack and his crew

    The guy's authorized beat down for the brown

    Man to the man, each one so it teach one

    Born to terrorize sisters and every brother

    One love who said it

    I know Whodini sang it

    But the hater taught hate

    That's why we gang bang it

    Beware of the hand

    When it's comin' from the left

    I ain't trippin' just watch ya step

    Can't truss it

    An I judge everyone, one by the one

    Look here come the judge

    Watch it here he come now

    I can only guess what's happ'nin'

    Years ago he woulda been

    The ships captain

    Gettin' me bruised on a cruise

    What I got to lose, lost all contact

    Got me layin' on my back

    Rollin' in my own leftover

    When I roll over, I roll over in somebody else's

    90 F--kin' days on a slave ship

    Count 'em fallin' off 2, 3, 4 hun'ed at a time

    Blood in the wood and it's mine

    I'm chokin' on spit feelin' pain

    Like my brain bein' chained

    Still gotta give it what I got

    But it's hot in the day, cold in the night

    But I thrive to survive, I pray to god to stay alive

    Attitude boils up inside

    And that ain't it (think I'll every quit)

    Still I pray to get my hands 'round

    The neck of the man wit' the whip

    3 months pass, they brand a label on my ***

    To signify

    Owned

    I'm on the microphone

    Sayin' 1555

    How I'm livin'

    We been livin' here

    Livin' ain't the word

    I been givin'

    Haven't got

    Classify us in the have-nots

    Fightin' haves

    'Cause it's all about money

    When it comes to Armageddon

    Mean I'm getting mine

    Here I am turn it over Sam

    427 to the year

    Do you understand

    That's why it's hard

    For the black to love the land

    Once again

    Bass in your face

    Not an eight track

    Gettin' it good to the wood

    So the people

    Give you some a dat

    Reactin' to the fax

    That I kick and it stick

    And it stay around

    Pointin' to the joint, put the Buddha down

    Goin', goin', gettin' to the roots

    Ain't givin' it up

    So turn me loose

    But then again I got a story

    That's harder than the hardcore

    Cost of the holocaust

    I'm talin' 'bout the one still goin' on

    I know

    Where I'm from, not dum diddie dum

    From the base motherland

    The place of the drum

    Invaded by the wack diddie wack

    Fooled the black, left us faded

    King and chief probably had a big beef

    Because of dat now I grit my teeth

    So here's a song to the strong

    'Bout a shake of a snake

    And the smile went along wit dat

    Can't truss it

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    everyone knows the legend of Public Enemy

  • 1 decade ago

    I think everyone in this section knows who Public Enemy is.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Who hasn't? PE is one of the greatest rap groups of all time. I don't know how popular they are on Y!A, but those cats are true pioneers of the game.

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  • 1 decade ago

    who doesn't know who public enemy is

  • 1 decade ago

    Yeah, I have Paid In Full & Gold, great albums. I Know You Got Soul, I Ain't No Joke, are classics

  • 1 decade ago

    for sure im not so into them but ive heard

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