Public Enemy are an American hip hop group consisting of Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, Khari Wynn, DJ Lord and the S1W group. Formed on Long Island, New York in 1982 they re-wrote the rules of hip hop, becoming the most influential and controversial rap group of the late 1980s and, for many, the definitive rap group of all time. Public Enemy pioneered a variation of hardcore rap that was musically and politically revolutionary. With his powerful, authoritative baritone, lead rapper Chuck D rhymed about all kinds of social problems, particularly those plaguing the black community, often condoning revolutionary tactics and social activism. In the process, he directed hip hop toward an explicitly self-aware, pro-black consciousness that became the culture’s signature throughout the next decade. They remain one of the most critically acclaimed bands in history. Their first four albums during the late 1980s and early 1990s were all certified either gold or platinum. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Public Enemy number 44 on its list of the Immortals: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, the highest ranking for a hip hop act. The group were inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2007. The band were announced as inductees for the 2013 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on December 11th 2012, making them the just the fourth hip hop act to be inducted.
Lissome Art Studio are proud to introduce a range of stylish limited edition art prints dedicated to Public Enemy. Each typography poster is individually signed and numbered featuring song titles and lyrics from Public Enemy albums and most notable recordings.