Public Enemy, DJ Hurricane @ Nottingham Rock City

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Christ, I was excited about this for weeks, like the run up to Christmas, the opportunity to get up close and personal with legends. Seen them twice before in early 90’s “heyday”, Brixton Academy with Anthrax on the back of the “Bring tha Noize” collaboration, and ’91 (?) Reading festival, where they headlined the Saturday before Nirvana’s “final” show on the Sunday (yes, I was there kids, Mr Cobain and crew were OK, PE were better). Both times some of the best of times, and although I haven’t kept entirely up to date with their numerous releases over all these years, and rap has evolved in many directions in the meantime, I just knew this was still going to be the mu-va-fu-kin BOMB.More