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Microphone Check

Hank Shocklee: 'We Had Something to Prove'

Public Enemy producer Hank Shocklee talks about hip-hop's often overlooked influence on technology and the current state of the genre with Microphone Check.

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Tego Calderon, one of Reggaeton's top artists and producers, performs for fans in New York City. Scott Gries/Getty Images hide caption

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The Horrors (clockwise from left), Public Enemy, and Swans, just a few of the artists featured at this year's All Tomorrow's Parties festival.

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Public Enemy performs at the Convention Hall in Asbury Park, N.J., on Sunday night.

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All Tomorrow's Parties

Public Enemy In Concert: ATP Festival 2011

Public Enemy put on a killer set, centered on songs from its classic album Fear of a Black Planet.

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