LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 18: (L-R) Inductee Chuck D of Public Enemy, musician Dave Grohl, inductee Geddy Lee of Rush, Darryl 'D.M.C.' McDaniels, inductee Neil Peart of Rush and musician John Fogerty perform onstage at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
There is a bit of a conservative nature to what Public Enemy is about, but really we've gone against a lot of the things that America has placed on our freedoms as well
It was very gratifying because we've always stood up for our genre to be accepted as real music ... We decided early on to make a groundbreaking difference in our music, our lyrics and the application of what we thought about us as a people amongst people and human beings.More quotes »
Public Enemy enters Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Enemy doing "Walk This Way."DMC said Public Enemy's Rock Hall induction was much deserved because the group is hip-hop's best."People always ask me who's the better rapper Eminem or Jay-Z," DMC said. "I say Chuck D . Lil Wayne or Kanye West? Chuck D." Read more »
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