Public Enemy Starts A New 'Revolution'
Veteran rap outfit Public Enemy will release its eighth album July 23 via SlamJamz Records and Koch Entertainment's In The Paint label. Dubbed "Revolverlution," the set will be a mixture of new and liVeteran rap outfit Public Enemy will release its eighth album July 23 via SlamJamz Records and Koch Entertainment's In The Paint label. Dubbed "Revolverlution," the set will be a mixture of new and live recordings, as well as fan remixes of Public Enemy favorites. According to the SlamJamz Web site, the first single will be "Give the Peeps What They Need," featuring political provocateur Paris.
The retail release of the album will feature 15 tracks, eight of which are new songs. Production on those cuts was split between the group's Professor Griff, longtime contributor/scratcher DJ Johnny "Juice" Rosado, and Gary G. Wiz, who has worked with the band since the early '90s. There will be four remixes chosen by the band through an online contest and three live cuts--"Welcome to the Terrordome," "Fight the Power," and "Uzi Weights a Ton."
Public Enemy's Chuck D founded SlamJamz as an online venture, and will offer an additional five tracks for download at the site. It's unclear if those who buy the album will have to purchase the extra tracks or will have access to them via a link on the CD.
In addition to the fan remixes, "Revolverlution" features liner notes and artwork created by Public Enemy fans.
Public Enemy's most recent set, 1999's "There's a Poison Going On," did not reach any of Billboard's charts. The group's best showing on The Billboard 200 was 1991's "Apocalypse 91 -- The Enemy Strikes Back," which hit No. 4.