UPDATE (12/20/13 1:03 p.m.): And we’ve selected a winner! Well, actually a random number generator did. We assigned each comment a number 1 through 6 in the order they came in and Random.org selected “1” and “4.” So a big congrats to Jon Stevens and April Fresh, you’ll be checking out Public Enemy tomorrow night, each of you with a plus one.
Keep your eyes peeled for the next contest!
The argument about new school hip-hop music versus the Golden Era sound rages on even today, more than two decades into rap’s reign. Boom bap enthusiasts prefer beats and back-packs while more progressive new heads want more sizzling bass and more intricately sampled sounds. No matter where on this spectrum you find yourself, one thing most hip-hop lovers agree on is this: Public Enemy is one of the most important groups in the history of music. Period.
Chuck D, Flavor Flav, DJ Lord, s1W grop, Khari Wynn and Professor Griff formed Public Enemy in 1982 on Long Island, New York. The crew churned out songs that took aim at politically and racially biased American society with songs like “911 is a Joke,” and “Fight the Power.”
The voices and sentiment of Chuck D and giant sized clock wearing Flavor Flav rabble roused even the most slumbering of bodies. Albums like Fear of a Black Planet further emphasized how important speaking on social issues would be all throughout the 80s and beyond. On December 21st, Denver will gets its chance yet again to see Public Enemy take the stage at Summit Music Hall.
Because here at Hip-hop Roll Call, we never want to miss an opportunity to focus on the real shit, we’ve got a few pairs of tickets to giveaway. Follow the 2 instructions below to be entered to win.
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Winners will be selected at random on Friday, December 20, 2013 and will be announced here.