live music: PUBLIC ENEMY x IRVING PLAZA x 11.29.12

Public Enemy performs at The Hip Hop Gods Festival at Irving Plaza. Photos by Joe Russo.
Chuck D

Irving Plaza, NYC – Hip Hop Royalty… Public Enemy brought the noise to Irving Plaza the other night as part of the Hip Hop Gods Festival. One of the first live shows I ever saw was Public Enemy back in ’86 or ’87…right after they dropped their classic inaugural record “YO! Bum Rush the Show!” It was then that my admiration for them was born. I still love seeing them perform to this day.

Public Enemy performs at The Hip Hop Gods Festival at Irving Plaza. Photos by Joe Russo.
Flavor Flav

Public Enemy performs at The Hip Hop Gods Festival at Irving Plaza. Photos by Joe Russo.
S1W’s

Public Enemy performs at The Hip Hop Gods Festival at Irving Plaza. Photos by Joe Russo.

Public Enemy performs at The Hip Hop Gods Festival at Irving Plaza. Photos by Joe Russo.

They are fresh off their nomination into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. PE is currently on tour in support of their latest record entitled “The Evil Empire of Everything”.

Public Enemy performs at The Hip Hop Gods Festival at Irving Plaza. Photos by Joe Russo.
DJ Lord

Public Enemy performs at The Hip Hop Gods Festival at Irving Plaza. Photos by Joe Russo.

Public Enemy performs at The Hip Hop Gods Festival at Irving Plaza. Photos by Joe Russo.
Chuck D with Professor Griff

Public Enemy performs at The Hip Hop Gods Festival at Irving Plaza. Photos by Joe Russo.

PE is still coming on strong [and still relevant] 25+ years later.

Public Enemy performs at The Hip Hop Gods Festival at Irving Plaza. Photos by Joe Russo.
PE Drummer, T-Bone Motta

Public Enemy performs at The Hip Hop Gods Festival at Irving Plaza. Photos by Joe Russo.

Public Enemy performs at The Hip Hop Gods Festival at Irving Plaza. Photos by Joe Russo.

Special guests included Scholly D, Dooblebug from Digable Planets, X Clan to name a few.
Public Enemy performs at The Hip Hop Gods Festival at Irving Plaza. Photos by Joe Russo.
X Clan

Public Enemy performs at The Hip Hop Gods Festival at Irving Plaza. Photos by Joe Russo.
Scholly D with Chuck D

Public Enemy performs at The Hip Hop Gods Festival at Irving Plaza. Photos by Joe Russo.
PE and special Guests

Setlist:
Public Enemy performs at The Hip Hop Gods Festival at Irving Plaza. Photos by Joe Russo.

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