Public Enemy Share Visual for “Public Enemy Number Won” with Beastie Boys and Run-DMC

The lyric video features vintage footage of each group in their ’80s heydays.

This morning, Public Enemy unveiled a brand new lyric video for their single “Public Enemy Number Won” from their recent LP What You Gonna Do When the Grid Goes Down? As the track features the Beastie Boys and Run-DMC, it makes sense that the East Coast rap crew would dig up old footage of themselves and their peers circa 1985.

The video arrives with the news that P.E. will be supporting Election Super Centers’ Make History Here initiative, which aims to inform communities about their local polling locations, including the nearly one hundred professional sports arenas they’ve helped to convert into polling spaces. “With less than a week to go before election day, we’re seeing record breaking early voting numbers across the country, and this effort is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to encourage voters to make their voices heard at their favorite sporting venues,” Chuck D shared in a press release. “Every American deserves access to a ballot, and every vote counts.”

Watch the visual below, as well as the clip from our recent interview with Chuck D in which he discusses the Beasties and Run-DMC collab.


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