Public Enemy Release What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down?

Public Enemy by Eitan Miskevich

Public Enemy’s What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? is out now. There are appearances from George Clinton, Cypress Hill, Questlove, Black Thought, Nas, Rapsody, DJ Premier, YG, Run DMC, Ice-T, Mike D and Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys and more. Their fire is still lit like it was 3 decades ago and the album feels especially timely considering all the social strife, racial injustice and political and cultural wars taking place in America. They come full circle with remakes of “Fight The Power: Remix 2020” and “Public Enemy Number Won.” Chuck D spoke of “Fight The Power” and told the New York Post that “The bones of the song are supposed to carry it through decades…” The group is scheduled to perform “Grid” with Cypress Hill on CBS’s special live broadcast of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Tuesday, September 29th following the first presidential debate.