Chuck D interviewed in April 2010 by Billboard for the 20th Anniversary of Fear Of A Black Planet. He says his favourite song from the album is “Welcome to the Terror Drome” because “It dealt with a particular issue that was very personal to me”.
Chuck D talks about the fact that Spike Lee has used “Fight the Power” eight times in his movies. He says that Public Enemy did not set out to create controversy with their music, but with Lee’s Do The Right Thing generating so much attention, their music came under further scrutiny. Critics said Public Enemy’s music was racist. Chuck D says:
It was the first time that every word in a rap song was being scrutinised, word for word, line for line. Which had to kind of - like - lead back to my lyric writing, ‘cause I had to write, you know, cleverly enough. You know - we were about us. We wasn’t about anything that we wasn’t about.
Great interview about one of the perennially relevant albums of all time, According To Me.