Chuck D, Flava Flav, The Bomb Squad and DJ Semtex
Public Enemy were in the UK to play a series of shows paying tribute to their classic It Takes a Nation of Millions...
I found myself backstage with Semtex doing an interview with the guys that was jaw dropping. The guys were on fire, snapping on each other, laughing and joking hard. When Nation came out I was 8 years old and it was probably 10 years later that I really got on the album but when you are there and Chuck is preaching and Flava is wisecracking you come to realise what a crazy combination these two are. During the 40 mins we spent chatting Chuck spoke with authority about the Obama campaign and his hopes for the US, whilst Flava had us rolling with laughter waxing lyrical about a time he borrowed some Manc DJ's car and drove it on the wrong side of the road and ended up destroying it!!!
I ended up missing the show because of a bunch of drama but at least I got this moment oh and a signed nation album!!!