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    After Fear Of A Black Planet I thought they were going to keep getting bigger and bigger but unfortunately that seems to be the peak. By 1994 they were almost forgotten.

    What happened?

    Was it because they weren't gangsta enough? Was it because they did a song with whitey?

    How did the greatest rap group of all time fall so far so fast?
    "why are you so annoying" TheKlein25

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    Default Re: Public Enemy - Where Did It All Go Wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by theklein25 View Post
    When Foster the People played Pumped Up Kicks I freaked the fuck out because I thought that song was long gone

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    Default Re: Public Enemy - Where Did It All Go Wrong?

    See them live now and say that. They're still a force.

    It was Professor Griff's fault, and Chuck D's flip-flop on his statements.
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    They were amazing at ATP 2011.

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    I like Professor Griff even if he hates me for being white.
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    No, it was the Jews he hated.
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    They had a nice run with Yo Bum Rush the Show, Nation of Millions, FOABP, and Apocalypse 91. More than you can say about most Hip Hop groups.

    I think once Hip Hop moved away from the black power social awareness rap to the gangster rap and party rap they kind of lost their relevance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pee Wee Herman's Hermits View Post
    I think once Hip Hop moved away from the black power social awareness rap to the gangster rap and party rap they kind of lost their relevance.
    ...just as the man planned...

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    Default Re: Public Enemy - Where Did It All Go Wrong?

    if you're really curious about public enemy there's a thoroughly satisfying documentary called "prophets of rage" which I highly recommend.

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    ^ Thank you.
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