The recent feud between Public Enemy members Chuck D and Flavor Flav was a hoax.
The revelation was made during a recent interview with Chuck D promoting the new single ‘Food As A Machine Gun.’ The song is the new single from Public Enemy’s DJ+MC unit of Chuck D, DJ Lord, Jahi and the S1Ws. Chuck D and Flavor Flav make a special guest appearance on the song.
According to Chuck D., the hoax involving the split between himself and Flavor Flav was inspired by a famous classic radio play.
“I had watched Orson Welles’ ‘War of the Worlds’ from 1938 when he pulled the wool over the public’s eyes as they put 100% belief in the technology of radio,” he said. ” Most people followed like a Pavlovic dog just like they do now. Flav doesn’t do benefits and stays away from political events – we been cool and always agreed about that. Enemy Radio was built for that reason, to be a DJ+MC auxiliary unit of Public Enemy, a no-slack homage toss back to DJ+MC roots. It is DJ Lord, myself an Jahi with the S1Ws.”
“Hearing the confused mush of political talk while under the bowels of Trumpotus made me use a presidential stage as my platform,” he added. “Out of this storm came a plan between Flav and me to remind people what what’s important should have as much, if not more, value than just what’s popular. Thus came the HOAX, our ‘War of the Worlds.’ Believe half of what you hear and NONE of what you see.”
Chuck D stressed in a statement released today, that the hoax created by himself and by Flavor Flav as a means to highlight media bias toward showing bad news rather than good, especially in the way of hip-hop and the hip-hop community. He pointed out that despite the multiple accolades earned by Public Enemy over the course of more than 30 years — induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and performances at some of the world’s most renowned festivals — it took the false split between himself and Flavor Flav for the media to take notice of the group.
“So it’s April 1, 2020 and as we hoard food and empty store shelves, Chuck D and Flavor Flav hijack it as ‘FlavChuck Day’ to end the HOAX with Enemy Radio’s new song Food As A Machine Gun,’ he said. “‘Don’t Believe The Hype’ 2020 style. That’s right. This is Enemy Radio featuring Public Enemy, with more around the corner. Enemy Radio’s debut album Loud Is Not Enough is here. “Food As A Machine Gun’ is the first taste, an attack on the food industrial machine that opens minds to the direct need, dependency and necessity — yet killer — of our current lives, taking inspiration from Kristin Lawless and her book, Formerly Known As Food.
In referencing Lawless’ book, Chuck D talked about the connection between her work and Enemy Radio’s new song.
“The industrial world food machine rolls like gangbangers in the 21st century of chaos,” he said. “Who protects us from the weapon formerly known as food?”
Said Lawless of her book’s theme, “The cracks in our food system have busted wide open. The way we produce our food has helped to create this pandemic, and the poor-quality products we consume leave us vulnerable to infection. Radical change around food production is required now if we want to prevent future pandemics, protect our planet and save our lives.”
Chuck D expanded on Lawless’ statements.
“Does it take doing crazy s*** or catastrophe to wake people up?,” he asked. “Obviously so, even when paying attention is the cheapest price to pay. So if you got that in your wallet, Enemy Radio is serving up ‘Food As A Machine Gun.’
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