Public Enemy have announced a new album, What You Gonna Do When the Grid Goes Down. It’s the legendary hip-hop group’s first album for Def Jam Records since they parted ways with the label over 20 years ago, and it’s out September 25. Founding member and emcee Chuck D says of the album in a statement, “Cultural Institutions are important. Being an integral part of one is an honor bestowed and to uphold. Public Enemy songs are forever sonic prints in the sands of time. And it’s time—it’s necessary—to bring the noise again from a place called home. Def Jam. Fight The Power 2020.” That’s the album’s artwork above.
The group has also released a 2020 remix of their iconic song “Fight the Power,” which features YG, Questlove, Black Thought, Nas, and Jahi. Hear it below.
Read our feature, Camera and Crystal Ball: Public Enemy’s Fear of a Black Planet at 30.