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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.

Public Enemy at Montreal International Jazz Festival 2008

Public Enemy at Montreal International Jazz Festival 2008

Public Enemy at Montreal International Jazz Festival 2008

Public Enemy at Montreal International Jazz Festival 2008

Public Enemy at Montreal International Jazz Festival 2008

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Bonus: Flava Flav on the drums!


Flava Flav Drum Solo from Couch Sessions on Vimeo.