Public Enemy’s Iconic Music Videos Get The High Definition Treatment
Over the next two months and before the 30th anniversary of public enemythe flagship album of, Revelation 91…The Enemy Strikes BlackUMe will release for the first time on Public Enemy’s official YouTube channel a mix of music videos that have never before been available digitally and classic videos remastered in HD formats, ZERO CHAIN.
The first of the videos, the Top 10 hit “911 Is a Joke”, from the Top 10 album, fear of a dark planetwill make its worldwide debut on Public Enemy’s official YouTube channel, CHANNEL ZERO, on August 30.
More Public Enemy videos will follow on CHANNEL ZERO with the debut videos of “Can’t Do Nuttin’ For Ya Man”, “Brothers Gonna Work It Out”, the uncensored version of “Anti-N Machine”, ” Burn Hollywood”. Burn,” featuring Ice Cube and Big Daddy Kane, and their Grammy-nominated anthem “Fight The Power,” all from fear of a dark planet.
Other HD Public Enemy videos coming to the channel include “Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos” and “Louder Than A Bomb” from their historic release. It takes a nation of millions to hold us back, “Hazy Shade Of Criminal”, “Welcome To The Terrordome (Instrumental)” and “He Got Game”. October 1st marks the anniversary of a defining moment in the band’s history as precursors to a musical, cultural, political and visual revolution that began over 30 years ago. And for the October 1st anniversary of their 1991 Grammy-nominated release, Revelation 91…The enemy strikes black, the videos for “By The Time I Get To Arizona”, “Nighttrain” and “Shut Em Down” will debut again and make history in HD.
Last year, the band released the critically acclaimed album What you gonna do when the network goes down, reuniting them with their original label, Def Jam, and featuring “Fight The Power: Remix 2020” featuring Nas, Rapsody, Black Thought, Jahi, YG and Questlove. The album included guest appearances by Mike D and Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys, Cypress Hill, Run-DMC, Ice-T, PMD, George Clinton, and more.
Their classic albums are the soundtrack to the rise of hip-hop as a form of social and political commentary. 1988 It takes a nation of millions to hold us back was, and still is, one of the most important records ever made, with rolling stone recently naming it the No. 15 greatest album of all time and The New York Times added it to their list of “25 Most Significant Albums of the Last Century”.
Fear of a dark planet – also named on the rolling stone list – features PE anthems, including the original version of “Fight The Power”, “911 Is a Joke”, and “Welcome To The Terrordome”. More recently, SPIN magazine named them #9 on their list of “The Most Influential Artists of the Last 35 Years”. PE was inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2013 and received the Recording Academy’s Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020.