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Public Enemy is being inducted into the Rock (Credit: Getty Images, 1988)

Public Enemy is being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday; clockwise from bottom left: Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, Terminator X, S1W and Chuck D.

Public Enemy through the years

Roosevelt's own Public Enemy changed the face of hip-hop.

Public Enemy, clockwise from bottom left: Flavor Flav,
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Public Enemy, clockwise from bottom left: Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, Terminator X, S1W and Chuck D.

Flavor Flav, left, and Chuck D. of the
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Flavor Flav, left, and Chuck D. of the rap group Public Enemy arrive at the MTV Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall. (Sept. 8, 1994)

Rapper Flavor Flav, AKA William Drayton, is photographed
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Rapper Flavor Flav, AKA William Drayton, is photographed in New York. (August 1994)

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Chuck D. speaks to Columbia University students. (April
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Chuck D. speaks to Columbia University students. (April 28,1998)

Public Enemy performs during the
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Public Enemy performs during the "Save CBGB's" rally in New York's Washington Square Park. (Aug. 31, 2005)

Flavor Flav, right, and Chuck D on stage
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Flavor Flav, right, and Chuck D on stage at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square. (Oct. 31, 2006)

Public Enemy's Chuck-D, left, and Flavor Flav perform
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Public Enemy's Chuck-D, left, and Flavor Flav perform at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas. (March 16, 2007)

Public Enemy shows off at the BET Awards
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Public Enemy shows off at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. (June 26, 2007)

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Flavor Flav performs as part of a tribute
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Flavor Flav performs as part of a tribute to James Brown during the 7th annual BET Awards in Los Angeles. (June 26, 2007)

Chuck D performs at the BET Awards in
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Chuck D performs at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. (June 26, 2007)

Chuck D and Flavor Flav of Public Enemy
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Chuck D and Flavor Flav of Public Enemy perform during the Vegoose music festival in Las Vegas, Nev. (Oct. 27, 2007)

Flavor Flav, left, and Chuck D of Public
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Flavor Flav, left, and Chuck D of Public Enemy perform during the Virgin Mobile Freefest concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. (Aug. 30, 2009)

Flavor Flav of Public Enemy performs during the
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Flavor Flav of Public Enemy performs during the Virgin Mobile Freefest at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. (Aug. 30, 2009)

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Flavor Flav performs with Public Enemy at Bonaroo
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Flavor Flav performs with Public Enemy at Bonaroo in Manchester, Tenn. (June 12, 2009)

Rappers Flavor Flav, left, and Chuck D of
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Rappers Flavor Flav, left, and Chuck D of Public Enemy perform at the 2009 VH1 Hip Hop Honors at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. (Sept. 23, 2009)

Public Enemy's Chuck D performs in Prague, Czech
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Public Enemy's Chuck D performs in Prague, Czech Republic. (Oct. 31, 2010)

Chuck D of Public Enemy performs at Irving
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Chuck D of Public Enemy performs at Irving Plaza The rapper said he organized the Hip Hod Gods Tour, which also featured Schoolly D, Monie Love and other more socially conscious rappers, to be like the Monsters of Rock shows he heard about when he was growing up on Long Island. (Nov. 29, 2012)

Public Enemy performs at the South by Southwest
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Public Enemy performs at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas. (March 14, 2013)

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Flavor Flav holds an award on stage as
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Flavor Flav holds an award on stage as Public Enemy is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. (April 18, 2013)

From left, Chuck D, Flavor Flav and Professor
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From left, Chuck D, Flavor Flav and Professor Griff of Public Enemy perform during their induction at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. (April 18, 2013)

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