Public Enemy - Live from House of Blues (2001)
In a fast-moving 85 minutes, Public Enemy tears through their extensive repertoire, from first single "Public Enemy #1," to "Do You Wanna Go Our Way???" The raucous concert was filmed in 1999 before a packed house at L.A.'s House of Blues. Chuck D. is in fine form, bouncing around the stage, rapping with conviction, and working the crowd into a frenzy whenever he senses the energy starting to flag. Flavor Flav, oversized clock necklace in place, backs him up on several numbers, raps solo on a few others, and changes headgear throughout the show, from a Vikings helmet to a baseball cap shaped like a slice of cheese (as Chuck has noted, "If Public Enemy is the steak, Flavor Flav is the A-1 sauce"). The lineup is rounded out by rapper-dancer Professor Griff, who had returned to the fold by this time, and DJ Lord, taking over from Terminator X. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
Public Enemy, rap's most incendiary group, brings their hard-charging, political rhymes and their powerful stage show to the world famous House of Blues.
Public Enemy #1, 911 Is a Joke, He Got Game, Give It Up, Don't Believe the Hype, Rebel Without a Pause, By the Time I Get to Arizona, Fight the Power, Bring the Noise, and more!