Public Enemy

The Hip Hop Gods Classic Tourfest Revue In Association with Leedz Entertainment Featuring

Public Enemy

X Clan, Monie Love, Schoolly D, Leaders of the New School, Wise Intelligent, Son of Bezerk feat. No Self Control, Awesome Dre, Davy DMX, DJ Johnny Juice, Sounds of the BaNNed

Sun, December 2, 2012

6:00 pm

Royale

Boston, MA

This event is 18 and over

Tickets available at TICKETMASTER.COM, by phone 800-745-3000 or no service charge on tickets purchased Fridays at Royale from 12-6PM.

Public Enemy
Public Enemy
Public Enemy are one of the most critically-lauded groups in contemporary music. This year marks the band’s 25th anniversary following the release of their epic debut album Yo Bum Rush The Show in 1987.

A group whose musical style and incendiary delivery have earned them critical acclaim and millions of fans throughout their career, Public Enemy continues to blaze musical and technological trails with new songs and new media, pulling rap music into the future, all while keeping its musical roots firmly intact. Their messages are as urgent and compelling as ever, their performances just as electrifying. Public Enemy transcends the confines of rap and pop music, remaining one of the African American community’s most important messengers, digital music’s greatest champions, and a rare rap group whose lyrics are dedicated to analyzing, uplifting and empowering all of humanity.

The group burst onto both the rap and pop music world in 1987 with their first single, Public Enemy #1, a startling combination of Chuck D’s commanding orations and Flava Flav’s show-stopping antics to keep the message entertaining. The song is not only known for introducing a whole new sound to the rap genre, but for giving the group their name. A month later, Public Enemy released their debut album, Yo! Bum Rush the Show.

Thanks to their passion, urgency and electrifying performances,The numbers that reflect their extraordinary career are staggering: the band has embarked on over 84 tours, performing over 2000 concerts in 84 countries. Three albums are certified multi-platinum, three more are gold, with four gold singles and a platinum-selling home video. The band have found a slew of new fans in recent months following Channel 4’s decision to use Harder Than You Think as the theme for their coverage of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The track – first released in 2007 – reached #4 in the UK charts this summer: the band’s highest chart place to date and their first UK Top Ten single.
X Clan
X Clan
In the early 1990's, Hip Hop Culture gave birth to the original messenger group, X Clan. The original four members were Professor X (The Overseer), Brother J (The Grand Verbalizer), The Architect Paradise and Sugar Shaft (The Rhythm Provider). This group demonstrates a unique chemistry of Hip Hop artistry, production and social movement development for youth and elders pressured by social injustice.

Influenced by icons like Bob Marley, Sun Ra and George Clinton; X Clan chose the path of messenger group and was introduced to the music mainstream by 4th and Bway/Island Records. X Clan introduced a signature sound and image reflecting the ancestors of indigenous cultures to eldership of today.

Their debut album, To the East Blackwards (1990), became a Hip Hop Classic; opening the doors for national and worldwide music charts, video shows, magazine covers and awards in the grassroots community and the music industry. Regardless of the publicity and mainstream acceptance, X Clan has always held true to their mission to channel intelligence and inspiration through Hip Hop Music.
As an Ambassador of Hip Hop Culture, Bro. J works with community organizations to bridge the gap between elders and youth in promoting ancestral studios, creative writing, social interaction and Hip Hop Culture. Brother J has founded the Culture United Movement which incorporates his experiences as a world traveler and lyricist, to merge entertainment and education for diverse cultural audiences.

In June 2011, Bro. J received resolutions from the Cities of Compton, Carson and the California State Assembly in recognition of his exceptional achievements, dedication to the community and contributions to African history and culture. He has joined prominent scholars in lecture forums to educate and deliver messages of truth and enlightenment.

Bro. J and X Clan are living proof that conscious music has its place in the commercial and independent market. He is currently working on a solo album due for release fall 2012.
X Clan is also currently working on a new album for 2013. Their previous releases, Return from Mecca (2007) and Mainstream Outlawz (2009) are available on Suburban Noize Records.
"Our music is the vibration of liberation; our goal is freedom for cultural expression." - Bro. J
Monie Love
Monie Love
Monie Love, the British imported Emcee. Burst on the scene in the late 80s, member of the acclaimed Native Tongue collective, 2 time grammy nominee. Simone

Love grew up in Battersea, South London. In 1983, Love became captivated by the new, so called 'Hip Hop Fad' that invaded the airwaves in America and hit the British shores through videos from Malcolm McLaren to Melle Mel and the Furious 5. At 14, she became a breakdancer and often performed in Convent Garden Market Charing Cross tube station and Leicester SQ. Monies love for the Hip Hop culture evolved into DJing and rapping. Her mastery of the English language propelled her to become a lyricist.

In the late 80s, Monie Love signed to the London based record label-Chysalis Records. She acheived chart success with hits; Grandpas Party, Monie In The Middle, and Its A Shame. Love quickly became a well respected figure in British Hip Hop and made an impact with American HipHop audiences as a protege of female American emcee Queen Latifah, as well as thorough her membership in the late 1980s / 1990s Native Tongues. Love was one of the first BritHop artists to be signed and distributed worldwide by a major record label, Signed to Waner Brothers for the USA and Canada, Monie achieved acceptance among her US peers and received Grammy nominations for Monie in The Middle and its A Shame.

Later flourished as a renowned radio personality, can be currently heard on The Ladies First Show on Backspin, Sirius XM radio. She is a budding author and is releasing a cookbook with her brother, Monie & Wills Foodie Favs, and her memoir- No Love Lost.
Schoolly D
Schoolly D
Jesse B. Weaver, since christened Schoolly D, is one of the most iconic figures in rap music. Starting with his influential role in the creation of gangsta rap, Schoolly D has transcended the boundaries of genre and has created “rap” music that has been integrated in films, animated series, and sampled by some of the most prolific acts around including Lil’ Wayne, The Chemical Brothers, and The Roots.

Deemed a “pioneer…” by Jay-Z (Decoded, 09) and credited by Ice T as having the first gangsta rap record (PROPS magazine), Schoolly D’s career has given inspiration to countless musicians and fans alike. Songs like “Gucci Time”, “Saturday Night” and “P.S.K. What Does It Mean?” have become classics and illustrate the uncompromising narrative that has become synonymous with the hardcore gangsta rap of the eighties. His true-to-life lyrics give a snap shot of the streets of his hometown, Philadelphia, and the influences that drugs and gang life had on him as a young man.

Today, Schoolly D has an almost cult-like following, as his music continues to be referential. Even younger generations have been turned onto him thanks to his work with Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

Schoolly D’s recently released “International Supersport” in June of 2010. The album is reminiscent of his early work and showcases his rhythmic raps, mastery of beats, and sometimes explicit lyrics and proves the lasting power of one of rap’s legendary b-boys.
Leaders of the New School
Leaders of the New School
The crew originally composed of Uniondale, New York, natives Charlie Brown (Bryan Higgins) and Dinco D (James Jackson); North Amityville, New York native Cut Monitor Milo (Sheldon Scott); and Busta Rhymes (Trevor Smith, Jr.), who was originally from Brooklyn, New York but later moved to Uniondale. LONS soon joined up with popular hip hop collective the Native Tongues, along with the Jungle Brothers, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, and Black Sheep.

In 1991 Busta Rhymes, Dinco D, and Charlie Brown made a guest appearance on A Tribe Called Quest's hit single "Scenario", and LONS joined ATCQ on The Arsenio Hall Show to perform the track with that group. Their debut album A Future Without a Past was also released in 1991. It included the hits "Case of the P.T.A.", "Sobb Story", and "The International Zone Coaster". The group was praised for its light-hearted content and old-school call-and-response deliveries.

The group's second and final album was T.I.M.E. ("The Inner Mind's Eye"), released in 1993 and spawned the hip hop hits "What's Next" and "Classic Material".

In July of 2012, the group reunited on stage during Busta Rhymes' headlining set at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, to perform "Case of the P.T.A." and "Scenario" in its entirety with A Tribe Called Quest.
Wise Intelligent
Wise Intelligent
Wise Intelligent is the front man for the critically acclaimed, legendary Poor Righteous Teachers. Hailing out of Trenton, NJ in early 1990, PRT Produced Hip Hop classics like Rock Dis Funky Joint, Shakiyla and Easy Star. The groups unique brand of Rap quickly became a staple in the Hip Hop community.

Currently, Wise Intelligent is poised to release his fourth full-length solo recording EL NEGRO GUERRERO (The Black Warrior), the third installment in his "BACK 2 SCHOOL" seven album box-set. Wise Intelligent will be publishing his first book "3/5 an MC: The Manufacturing of a DUMBED DOWN RAPPER" in Q1 of 2013.
Son of Bezerk feat. No Self Control
Son of Bezerk feat. No Self Control
Son of Bazerk featuring No Self Control and the BAND! hail from Freeport, Long Island. Their debut album Bazerk, Bazerk, Bazerk on the S.O.U.L. record label in the early 90's is a HIP-HOP hop cult CLASSIC. They musically fused old school hip hop, R&B, reggae and everything in between.

The group has reunited and released their RE-INTRODUCTION "Well Thawed Out" on Chuck D's SLAMjamz Imprint in 2010 gaining accolades from print media like the Village Voice as well as online blogs and even garnered a slot on DJ Premier's Live From Headquarters Radio Show's Top albums of 2010! The band win release their Sophomore album on SLAMjamz in November titled "RawAlity" after dropping the Hard-Hitting Single "On The Verge Of An Ass-Whipping" in October which is receiving spins by prominent DJ's such as DJ Eclipse, DJ Premier and The Beatminers to name a few.
Awesome Dre
Awesome Dre
Highly regarded as a top lyricist by true hip-hop heads, Detroit rap pioneer Awesome Dre (Hard Core Committee) has been putting in work for over 20 years. His debut album "You Can't Hold Me Back" released on Jorlands Records in '89 is considered by many a classic with cuts like "Frankly Speaking"&"Committing Rhymes." Awesome Dre is among the first Detroit M.C's to gain national exposure in the pivotal golden age era of hip-hop, acquiring a deal with Priority Records, appearing on Rap City, MTV, Billboard magazine charts & more!

His follow up LP "A.D.'S Revenge" released on Strictly Roots Records in '93 included the singles "Dis Is Babylon" & the title track, and included more conscious/street lyrics. Awesome Dre released "Top Tens" in 2009 and continues to record and tour, a new album & DVD will be released in 2013.
Davy DMX
Davy DMX
Davy DMX is the stage name of David Reeves, a figure in hip-hop music. His career began in his hometown of Queens, New York as a DJ in the late 1970s. He is mostly known for his popular single "One for the Treble" released in 1984. This song was also included on the rap station in the video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
Davy DMX was a member of Orange Krush along with Larry Smith. They are credited with a few singles in their own right such as "Action" (1981), but their chief credit was providing all the music for Run DMC's first two albums. Orange Krush are also credited on Lovebug Starski's "You Gotta Believe" and Sweet G's "Games People Play", both on Fever 1983.

Davy DMX went on to replace DJ Run as Kurtis Blow's DJ (including a Madison Square Garden performance opening for The Commodores). He was also writing songs and playing guitar for some of Blow's tracks.As contemporaries, Run DMC, Davy DMX, and Kurtis Blow were all involved in the early development of sampling in hip hop[citation needed] during the early 1980s.
Davy DMX later submitted Davy's Ride, an LP in 1987 at Def Jam. It featured a track called "Keep Your Distance" which featured DJ Hurricane who later found fame as a solo artist but also was the Beastie Boys' touring DJ. The album is out of print.Davy DMX's last major mainstream project was as a member of the Run DMC project The Afros.

Currently Davy is the chairman of Street Credit Music Group diverse organization that can be credited with the production and promotions of new artists.He tours with Public Enemy on bass guitar.

"I Remember Hip Hop" by Davy DMX featuring Chuck D & Cheese is the opening track of the latest Streetsounds Nu Electro Volume 4 compilation released in April 2012.
Davy DMX is scheduled to perform at the Streetsounds 30th Anniversary Show in London on Saturday 17th November 2012.
DJ Johnny Juice
DJ Johnny Juice
DJ Johnny Juice is Hip-Hop personified. A South Bronx B-boy and Universal Zulu Nation member who was transplanted to Strong Island in the mid-80's, he soon found his passion was behind the turntables. He went on to create a crew with MC's KBMC and Chill O Ski (the future Charlie Brown and Busta Rhymes.) Later becoming a founding member of the Kings Of Pressure signed to Next Plateau and releasing the underground classics "Give Me The Mic" and "You Know How To Reach Us."

Juice was quickly integrated into the production team that would later be named "The Bomb Squad" introducing the Hip-Hop world to his innovative scratch productions on classic albums such as Public Enemy's "Yo! Bumrush The Show" and "It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back" and Slick Rick's "The Adventures Of Slick Rick" and working with some of Hip-Hop's elite such as The Beastie Boys, DMC, Supernatural, and Leaders of the New School. He has appeared in the Blues documentary "Godfathers and Sons" and has completed movie scores for Kareem Abdul Jabbar's "On The Shoulders Of Giants," "Falling Awake," "The Dawn", "Feliz Navidad", and garnered an Emmy-Nomination for ESPN's "Ali Rap."

Currently, Juice is a solo artist with a barrage of scratch-based work released on SLAMjamz. He is currently producing and scratching on songs by Public Enemy and has revived the classic group Son of Bazerk and No Self Control and is working with a slew of artists on SLAMjamz. He is playing live with John Legend music director and drummer Swiss Chris, Pete Cosey's "Children of Agharta" and Puerto Rican Rebel Hip-Hop group X-Vandals as well as producing and being a member of the PE backing band...the baNNed.
Sounds of the BaNNed
Sounds of the BaNNed
Consisting of Khari Wynn (guitar), T-Bone Motta (drums) and the legendary Davy DMX on (bass) along with DJ Lord and occasionally DJ Johnny Juice on (turntables percussion), The BaNNed has acted as resident backing rhythm section for Public Enemy's live shows. Originally conceived by Professor Griff and manifested by Brian Hardgroove ,The baNNed have received an enormous amount of accolades for helping take PE's show to a higher level.

More than a band they are a studio in LIVE motion able to remix and create a song on sight. The baNNed will back the first HIPHOPGODs CLASSIC TOURfest along with releasing Johnny Juice produced music on the SLAMjamz record label. An instrumental interpreted album ( including Hardgroove and former drummer Michael Falkner) of Public Enemys' IT TAKES A NATION OF MILLIONS TO HOLD US BACK, aptly called ITS BACK TO A MILLION OF US TO HOLD A NATION' on SLAMjamz / SPITdigital December 2012
Venue Information:
Royale
279 Tremont St.
Boston, MA, 02116
http://royaleboston.com/