Public Enemy are an American hip hop group, formed in New York in 1982, known for their politically charged lyrics and criticism of the American media. This account focuses on the highs and lows of their career, provides an overview of their album releases, and examines what the future holds for them and hip hop as a whole.
Tim Grierson is a music critic whose writing appears in L.A. Weekly, Screen International, Revolver, The Village Voice, Vulture and About.com. He is the author of Blinking Lights & Other Revelations: Story of Eels and Wilco: Sunken Treasure - also published by Omnibus Press. He teaches criticism and writing at The Writing Pad and is a member of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.