was the name of Chuck D's first group he was a member of before Public
Spectrum (Spectrum City)
Who were the members of Spectrum
Chuck D, Hank Boxley, and
Keith Boxley (the Boxley brothers changed their last name to Shocklee)
did Public Enemy get it's name?
told Chuck that a local rapper wanted to battle him. They made a
song called Public Enemy #1. They prepared 4 songs by the time Rick
Rubin (of DefJam) came to them for an album deal. Two of these songs
already contained the words "Public Enemy". So Hank Shocklee suggested
to call the group Public Enemy instead of Spectrum City.
did Public Enemy get it's logo?
D drew it himself. The silhouette is of E Love, who was L.L. Cool
J's sidekick at the time.
did Chuck D meet Flavor Flav?
of the members of the Townhouse Three (later known as Sons of Bazerk) brought
Flavor as a guest to the studio where Chuck D worked.
was Flavor Flav known as before he was Flavor Flav?
DJ Flavor. Hank Shocklee suggested to "throw a name on your name
like Melle Mel, Flavor Flav"
was Flavor Flav known as to his friends before he was Flavor Flav or MC DJ
were Chuck D's first words to Flavor Flav?
can't smoke up here. You have to go outside."
was Terminator X known as before he was Terminator X?
gave Terminator X his 'new' name and what does it mean?
D...it means he's terminating all the thing we think we believe, that we
really don't know about
were the S1W's known as before they were the S1Ws?
is Chuck D's real name?
year was Chuck D born?
is Flavor Flav's real name?
year was Flavor Flav born?
is Terminator X's real name?
year was Terminator X born?
1966 (August 25th)
is Professor Griff's real name?
year was Professor Griff born?
(August 1) - Same day and year as Chuck D
does Terminator X do when he's not with Public Enemy?
did Flavor Flav get the idea to wear a clock around his neck?
D wore a little stopwatch around his neck (which was the style) on the
first few shows of the Licensed to Ill tour. Chuck bought three clocks
from a furniture store and gave Flavor one suggesting to "wear the same
thing I'm wearing". Flavor wore the clock to signify what time it
did Chuck D go to high school?
did Chuck D go to college?
high school kid (now well-known rapper) was there when Public Enemy came
up with "Rebel without a Pause" in 1987?
Rhymes (now Busta Rhymes)
was Public Enemy's first tour?
Licensed to Ill tour (Beastie Boys)
are some of the rock groups has Pubilc Enemy toured with?
was Public Enemy's first gig on the U2 tour?
Wisconsin (my hometown)
were Chuck D's non-music related jobs before Public Enemy?
furniture for his father's shop with Flavor Flav
at a photo lab processing film, and another photo lab as a messenger
was the names of the cartoon strips that Chuck D made in college?
of the Sky and College Madness
radio station did Chuck D work for in college?
clothing company did Chuck D start in 1990?
Shocklee and Chuck D eventually convinced the Disco Three to change their
name to the Fat Boys.
D was one of the very first interviewers of Run DMC ever.
I'll bet you didn't know that Flava Flav is a classic pianist!?! Half the
songs on the last Roots album were played by him. He also plays drums, bass,
guitar (17 instruments total)...his mom was trained on the piano and taught him how to play as
to Dean's Tribute to Public Enemy (Main)