Yeah, Boy! Public Enemy ‘Shut ‘Em Down’ Day Two Of Hangout Fest

by (@fdot415)


I know what you’re thinking. Gulf Shores, Alabama is just about the last place you’d expect to find fans of Public Enemy, but this audience recited nearly every word of “Don’t Believe The Hype” when the beat dropped. The over-the-top excitement was likely due to how energetic Chuck D, Flavor Flav and crew  were throughout their hour slot. Sweat dripping in the at times oppressive humidity, the

If it weren’t for the resounding number of cell phones waving in the air, you’d think you were transported back to 1988. Flav’s clock isn’t as big as it used to be, but he’s still just as animated. The former Flavor of Love (now Couples Therapy) hype man even blessed the crowd with a drum solo.


And speaking of solos DJ Lord stole everyone’s heart when he cut Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirt” with Black Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” in a four-minute mini-mix before launching back into “Shut ‘Em Down.”

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