Throwback: Flav and Griff Addressing 30 Years of Game-changing Hip-Hop
Stand-by-side; Left to right—Professor and Flavor Flav rile up an already ecstatic crowd at a sold-out concert held at Canalside, Downtown Buffalo.
The image throws back to a recent concert and displays two out of four Public Enemy stars in attendance. Alongside Griff's riled-up antics and Flav's ever-animated performance, fans witnessed the familiar bars of Chuck D and the notorious DJ Lord, along with a three-piece live ensemble.
On a fair Thursday eve, Public Enemy celebrated thirty years of revolutionary hip-hop, serenading fans to timeless pieces that serve in itself as reminders that the band “still owns the game. It's their game and everyone else just plays it,” as cited in The Buffalo News.
Backing that claim the band launched a flurry of face-melting hit-singles like “Welcome To The Terrordome”, “911 Is A Joke”, and “Black Is Back” paying homage to the classic AC/DC tune which only resonated to Public Enemy's pioneering leap mingling rap with rock and roll.
Songs like “Bring The Noise” and “Don't Believe The Hype” only solidified the bravado performance.
And of course, a night with Public Enemy would never be complete without their iconic political rants, which in this case ended in a bold statement targeted at former presidential candidate Donald Trump (at that time), signed by none other than the group's frontman.
That being said, the band made sure to leave a lasting mark through the group's main doctrine, “One love, non-violence, brotherhood,” which rallied the crowd into a unified anthem at a separate point during the performance.
The Buffalo crowd witnessed history that night as Public Enemy marked three decades of game-changing music.
By Jods Arboleda for PublicEnemy.com