Hip-hop legends Public Enemy to meet fans at Sheffield record signing

Public Enemy'From left, DJ Lord, Flavor Flav and Chuck D'Real names  Lord Aswod, William Jonathan Drayton, Jr and Carlton Douglas Ridenhour
Public Enemy'From left, DJ Lord, Flavor Flav and Chuck D'Real names Lord Aswod, William Jonathan Drayton, Jr and Carlton Douglas Ridenhour
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Hip-hop group Public Enemy got together on the streets of New York, gaining a reputation for politically-charged lyrics and a highly confrontational stance.

But on Saturday, they will find themselves in much less turbulent surroundings during a trip to Broomhill for a record signing.

The group - whose best-known songs include Bring The Noise, Fight The Power and Don’t Believe The Hype - are set to autograph copies of their new album, called Man Plans God Laughs, from 5pm at Record Collector on Fulwood Road.

They support The Prodigy at Sheffield Arena the same evening.

Barry Everard, Record Collector’s owner, said he was thrilled the band, who formed in 1982, had decided to call at his shop.

“We’re very honoured,” he said. “They’re genuinely a cut above anyone else we’ve had signing records, in terms of profile.”

The act’s current line-up is Chuck D, MC Flavor Flav, Khari Wynn, DJ Lord and DJ Professor Griff.

Their 1988 album It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back is often cited by music critics as one of the most influential albums of all time.

They performed at Tramlines in 2014, drawing a massive crowd to the old main stage on Devonshire Green.