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Check out the brand new video for “Lost In Space Music” off MAN Plans GOD Laughs.

On July 15th, 2015, legendary hip-hop/rap group Public Enemy released a brand new album titled “Man Plans, God Laughs”. True hip-hop fans know Public Enemy, and even those far removed from the music scene are familiar with the group known for their politically charged lyrics and criticism of the American media, while maintaining an active interest in the African-American community. Public Enemy’s first four albums during the late 80’s and early 90’s were all either certified gold or platinum, and according to music critic Robert Hilburn in 1998, “the most acclaimed body of work ever by a rap act.” They were announced as inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the 2013 class, making them the fourth hip-hop group to be inducted after Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Run-D.M.C., and the Beastie Boys.
In regards to the new album, the formidable frontman Chuck D spoke about the newest albums’ lyrics saying, “If I’m going to be looked upon as somebody that is an elder, I got to say things that stick and count. Make sure your words drop like cinder blocks.” In keeping with their reputation for being very socially and politically aware, every song on the album has a message, nothing is made simply to get your heads bopping. While the album boasts songs that you can get moving to, each line delivered by the group gives you something to think about afterwards. In the title track of the new album you hear Chuck D’s well-known voice say, “be the change you wanna see and wanna be.” Decades later, and Public Enemy is still making music fans and listeners think about the world surrounding them and their impact is felt through generations. In a time where we see social and political movements rising on a daily basis we have Chuck D reaching out to many generations with lines like, “my soul intention to save my soul brothers and sisters…how we became boy instead of mister, I came too far here to be called some nigger.” Leave it to Public Enemy to withstand the test of time and to still be using their music as a way of instigating honest thought and conversation amongst the masses, and across multiple generations. Chuck D owned that this album has a message saying, “…not only do we have love for our people, but we have love for the planet and the human race. That’s what this record speaks to.” On July 15, 2015 one of the most influential hip-hop groups in history once again released a record designed to spark change and get all generations reflecting on the state of the human race as a whole…as well as individually.

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