Public Enemy Net worth, money and more

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NET WORTH: $ 24 Million (Estimated)


Pubic Enemy is a legendary Hip Hop group formed in 1982. It includes  Chuck D, Flavor Flav, DJ Lord, The S1W group, Khari Wynn and Professor Griff. They were one of the most influential acts in the 1980s. Five of their albums are Gold or Platinum. They were known for their Politically conscious messages back in 1980s. In 2012, Public Enemy was inducted into the Rock n Roll hall of fame.


Public Enemy Logo.

Public Enemy Logo.

Chuck D and Flavor Fav met in their young days. Both of them were aspiring MCs. They once got a chance to record a song for the radio. The song became a local hit. Soon, the group Public Enemy was formed. Public enemy used to be the opening acts in the Beastie Boys concerts. In 1987, Public Enemy released their debut album Yo! Bum Rush the Show. The album was an instant hit. It is included in the Rolling Stone’s list of 500 Greatest albums of all time. It is considered to be one of the pioneer albums of Golden age Hip Hop. It was included in Source’s list 100 Greatest Rap albums. The next album they released was It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. The album is the number 48 spot on Rolling stones list of 500 Greatest albums of all time. It was a mainstream success and was critically acclaimed. It was the first Hip Hop album to be voted as the album of the year by a Critics poll. ‘Fear of Black Planet’ was released in 1992. It was their most successful album. It received rave reviews from the music critics. It was included in rolling stones list of 500 Greatest albums of all time. ‘ Apocalypse ’91…The Enemy Strikes Black‘ was their next album. The album addressed issues such as the hardships and oppression faced by Black People. The album received good reviews from the critics and was a mainstream success. In 1992, Public Enemy was the first rap group to perform in Readers Club, England. How You Sell Soul to a Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul??? was the tenth studio album by Public Enemy. It was released in 2007. The album received generally positive reviews form critics.  Most of My Heroes Still Don’t Appear on No Stamp was the next album released by Public Enemy in 2012. It was released on ITunes and did a decent business. Public Enemy has performed in many concerts for free. They did it to raise funds and generate awareness for various causes. They used Afrocentric themes in their songs. Eminem threw accolades to Public Enemy in the song ‘Berzerk’ from Marshall Mather LP 2. They are considered to be one of the pioneers of Golden age Hip Hop. They also helped to define Rap metal in 1991. In 2009, VH1 telecasted a show 100 Greatest Hip Hop songs. Public Enemy’s song ‘Fight the Power’ was the number 1 song on it. They introduced politically conscious messages in their music and were a hit among the hip hop community.



Public Enemy has an estimated combined net worth of about $ 24 Million. They are considered to be one of the best groups in Hip Hop. They revolutionized Hip Hop in its Golden age days. One of the most influential acts in Hip Hop, 3 of their albums are included in Rolling stone’s list of 500 Greatest albums. The group was mentioned by Eminem in the song Berzerk. His lines were- ” Been public enemy since you thought PE was gym”. He said that PE will always stand for Public Enemy despite people calling it Physical Education nowadays. They included conscious messages in their songs which created a revolution among the black community. They have been included in Rolling stones list of 100 Greatest Artists of all time. Music by Public Enemy contributed a lot to conscious Hip Hop. They are regarded as one of the best rap groups of all time. Their legacy is timeless and will prevail forever.


“The only time copyright was an issue was if you actually took the entire rhythm of a song, as in looping, which a lot of people are doing today. You’re going to take a track, loop the entire thing, and then that becomes the basic track for the song. They just paperclip a backbeat to it. But we were taking a horn hit here, a guitar riff there, we might take a little  speech, a kicking snare from somewhere else. It was all bits and pieces.”

Public Enemy’s music was affected more than anybody’s because we were taking thousands of sounds. If you separated the sounds, they wouldn’t have been anything–they were unrecognizable. The sounds were all collaged together to make a sonic wall. Public Enemy was affected because it is too expensive to defend against a claim.

“There’s only one person to answer to. Dr. Dre changed things when he did The Chronic and took something like Leon Haywood’s “I Want’a Do Something Freaky to You” and revamped it in his own way but basically kept the rhythm and instrumental hook intact. It’s easier to sample a groove than it is to create a whole new collage.”




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