Performance: Public Enemy at Montreal Jazz Festival 2008
by Winston "Stone" Ford
Public Enemy played It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back in order from beginning to end, with commentary in between.
It was like a live version of VH1 Storytellers with Chuck droppin’ such tidbits how Hank Shocklee at the last minute flipped the ordering of the songs of the cassette and played many songs for the first time live. And yeah, just like De La Soul, PE railed against the 20 minute sets that some hip-hop artists try to pass off as a live performance. Public Enemy went on for over 2 hours.
Bonus: Flava Flav on the drums!