The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum


Public Enemy

Induction category: Performer

Biography

Inductees: Carlton Ridenhour aka Chuck D (vocals; born August 1, 1960), William Drayton aka Flavor Flav (vocals; born March 16, 1959), Richard Griffin aka Professor Griff (minister of information; born August 1, 1960), Norman Lee Rogers aka Terminator X (DJ; born August 25, 1966) “No one has been able to approach the political power that Public Enemy brought to hip-hop,” Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys told Rolling Stone in 2004. “I put them on a level with Bob Marley and a handful of other artists – the rare artist who can make great music and also deliver a message.” ...

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