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Public Enemy
Background information
Also known as PE!
Origin Roosevelt, Long Island, New York, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, political hip hop, hardcore hip hop
Years active 1982–present
Labels Def Jam/Columbia/Play It Again Sam
Chuck D
Flavor Flav
Professor Griff
DJ Lord
The S1W
Past members
Terminator X
Sister Souljah

Public Enemy is an American rap group. They are also known as PE. They formed in 1982, and are still together today. They became famous for their politically charged, militant messages in their songs. They are also famous for using lots of jazz and funk samples in their songs, doneto create a loud, noisy sound and back their angry, powerful rapping. Group members include Chuck D. and Flavor Flav, as well as Terminator X and Professor Griff, who left the group in 1990, but rejoined in the late 1990's.