It’s the end of 2012 and as always, the end of a year brings great reflection to all. As I sit here on the last day of the year, my internal strategies and thought processes for how to move Uncommon forward have dramatically changed. I think my expectations are lower, but assuredly my hope and…
Chuck D and the day I lost track of PE, intentionally.
Nasa of Uncommon Records released the latest Uncommon Radio podcast a few days (maybe weeks) ago, the episode was about Public Enemy and the post-Def Jam road they took. I just wanted to write this down quick because it was rolling in my head since I heard the episode.
I’m a die hard PE fan, no question, I had the PE tapes before CDs were invented, I re-bought the PE albums in CD format even tho I already had the albums on tape. I even glued together my own version of Bring The Noize with a friend of mine who plays death metal. I know the song by heart, word for word. If the CDs would disintegrate after a certain number of plays, mine would be nothing more than fine dust, lost in-between the cracks of this old bookshelf I keep my record collection in. But I have to admit, Muse Sick-N-Hour Mess Age was the last album I bought from PE (on tape if i remember well), somehow this album didn’t hit me, I was like ‘Uhm, ok”, I don’t remember exactly why but it didn’t hit home.
After listening to the uncommon podcast I was like daaaaaaaaaaaaaamn, I shouldn’t have left PE behind. Some of the beats played were, in my opinion, a bit too common, not that PE was far in the left field, but hey, everybody has expectations. Chuck D is still on point and still hungry as ever, the topics tackled on the different tracks are still current, still in your face, still hitting hard.