April 2020 marked the thirtieth anniversary of Public Enemy‘s incendiary third studio album, Fear of a Black Planet. Featuring singles “Fight the Power,” “Welcome to the Terrordome,” and “911 Is a Joke,” the record crashed the Top 10 of the Billboard 200. It peaked at number ten for the week of May 26, 1990. The number 1 album in America that week: Sinead O’Connor’s I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got.
From September 5 to October 3, 2020, Colorado art space Black Book Gallery will host The Terrordome, an exhibit celebrating three decades of the iconic release. Among the artists with works in the Terrordome include Shepard Fairey, CYCLE, Anthony Lister, Faith47, and P.E. frontman Chuck D himself, among others. The show was put together by Chuck D and Lorrie Boula, in collaboration with the gallery.
“Bringing visual artists and music together has always been important to me because it’s who I am,” D said in a press statement. “I was an illustrator and graphic designer long before I ever grabbed a microphone. We’ve been working hard at bringing together an amazing array of artists for the show, and look forward to people coming through to see their work.”
Black Book Gallery will be practicing COVID-19 safety precautions for those in attendance, including limiting the capacity of the event. Details on tickets for the opening will be announced shortly. Get more information on the show here.