Reppin' Long Island

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Public Enemy

Formed in 1982 in Roosevelt, Long Island, Public Enemy has had an extensive history in hip hop. Members Flavor Flav, Chuck D, Professor Griff, DJ Lord, and formerly The S1W made hip hop look and sound a little different. Their music was rooted in hip hop, but also incorporated some rock music which influenced the marriage between the two genres that we've seen over the years. They are best know for their hit "Fight the Power" which was the song that opened Spike Lee's hit, Do The Right Thing

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