Enemy Radio Releases Debut LP, Single; Chuck D Reveals Split With Flavor Flav Was A Hoax

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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.’

More information on Enemy Radio is available online now at:


Website: http://www.publicenemy.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/publicenemy

Twitter: http://twitter.com/publicenemyftp


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Bernie And Ernie Closes Out ESPN’s Fall “Season” Of 30 For 30

Courtesy:  ESPN

Courtesy: ESPN

ESPN and ESPN Films wind down the Fall 2013 edition of 30 for 30 next Tuesday, November 5th.  The Worldwide leader in sports finishes off this season of its Peabody Award-winning series by taking viewers into the world of college basketball in Bernie and Ernie.

Bernie and Ernie takes viewers into the relationship between former college basketball stars Bernard King and Ernie Grunfield.  The pair rose to fame as the center of the University of Tennessee’s men’s college basketball team in the mid-1970s.  Between them, the pair scored on average fifty points per game.  Their rise to fame eventually led to a cover story for Sports Illustrated.  While things were coming up roses for the pair in the public eye, things were much different for the two men behind closed doors.  There was a distance between the players during their years together on the team.  That was because of their different upbringings.  King lived hard growing up.  Despite being devout Christians, King’s parents offered little to no emotional support to him as he nurtured his talent.  And during his college years, he had to endure acts of racial bigotry.

Ernie Grunfeld had a different upbringing than his team mate.  As a child, the young Romanian immigrant spoke no English at all.  But by his teen years, he was being recruited by some two hundred colleges.  He had no clue about everything that King was enduring while the pair were attending the university of Tennessee.  This is what would eventually lead to a distance between the players.  However, years after they left the Volunteers, the pair would end up reuniting after King was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame this year.  Bernie and Ernie examines that friendship from the pair’s years in college up to this year.  It is narrated by Public Enemy front man Chuck D and directed by Jason Hehir (The Fab Five).  Bernie and Ernie premieres Tuesday, November 5th at 8pm ET on ESPN.

Bernie and Ernie will be available for download via iTunes and Amazon Instant Video the day after its broadcast.  A six-disc collectible gift set featuring the first fifteen films from 30 for 30 Volume II on November 26th, 2013.  More information on this and all things 30 for 30 is available online at http://www.facebook.com/espn30for30, http://twitter.com/30for30, and http://espn.go.com/30for30.  To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

Slash, Chuck D. Join Anthrax On Stage At Metal Alliance Show


Photo Credit:  Stephanie Cabral

Photo Credit: Stephanie Cabral


Metal Alliance Tour headliners Anthrax had a couple very special guests last night at the tour’s sold out stop in Hollywood, CA.  The tour made a stop at the Hollywood, CA House of Blues last night.  Much to the surprise of audiences in attendance, Anthrax was joined on stage during its set by none other than Public Enemy front man Chuck D. and guitarist Slash.  Slash joined the band on-stage for its performance of AC/DC’s hit, ‘T.N.T.’ Slash covered lead guitar duties for this performance.  Later in the night’s performance, Chuck D. surprised everyone when he came on stage and performed ‘Bring The Noise’ with the band.  The band originally recorded this song with Public Enemy in 1991.

Photo Credit:  Stephanie Cabral

Photo Credit: Stephanie Cabral

Slash and Chuck D. were just a couple of the celebrities in house for last night’s stop on the Metal Alliance Tour.  Kerry King (Slayer), John Tempesta (The Cult, Rob Zombie), Justin Chendellor (Tool), Brendon Small (Dethklok) and actor/musician Brian Posehn were also on hand for last night’s show.

The Metal Alliance Tour runs through late April.  It was in San Francisco, CA tonight.  Friday, the tour—also featuring Municipal Waste, Exodus, High on Fire, and Holy Grail—will be at the Roseland Ballroom in Portland, Oregon.  Fans in North Carolina will get the chance to see the band live when it makes a stop at the Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte.  And right now, fans can get the chance to see Anthrax for Free when the tour comes to Charlotte next month.  The Phil’s Picks Facebook page and the Tremont Music Hall together are giving away a pair of tickets to see the band free.  Along with the tickets, one lucky fan will also win a copy of the band’s new EP, Anthems.  Fans need just go to the Phil’s Picks Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it.  Once that’s done, fans need only send a message or write on the Phil’s Picks timeline indicating that they want in on the contest.  One lucky person’s name will be drawn Friday morning at 9am.  The tickets to the show will be at Will Call at the Tremont Music Hall.  The winner can either pick up the CD in person or have it mailed to them.

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