Today’s slice of prime weirdness: Public Enemy, performing “Bring Tha Noise”
…on the Jimmy Fallon show? With perennial NPR favorites the Antibalas horns backing them?!
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For the younger folks in the audience wondering what the deal is with the old guys rapping on the boring guy’s show: you may not credit it, but these guys used to scare the piss out of white people. (Including, to be fair, lil’ ol’ me.) Now… heh. “Radio stations / I question their blackness / they call themselves black / but we’ll see if they play this.” Time finds irony in the oddest places.