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.

Sonic Youth, Kool Thing. Guest spot by the mighty Chuck D and with a reference to Public Enemy’s Fear of a Black Planet.

Here’s Kim Gordon being a super hot feminist. This song is about the woeful treatment of female artists by the music industry.

Hey, Kool Thing, come here, sit down beside me.
There’s something I gotta ask you.
I just wanna know, what are you gonna do for me?
I mean, are you gonna liberate us girls,
from male white corporate oppression?
Chuck D: Tell it like it is!
Huh?
Chuck D: Yeah!
Don’t be shy
Chuck D: Word up!
Fear of a female planet?

I want to go to there… Pitchfork posted this link and reported that:

During Portishead’s performance of “Machine Gun”, Public Enemy’s Chuck D hopped on stage and delivered a few of his verses from Public Enemy’s “Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos”.