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Public Enemy on stage in 1988. The group will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame Thursday.

Watch The Diverse Influence Of The 2013 Rock Hall Inductees WCPN

April 18, 2013 – As the Rock Hall inducts its newest class, Vijay Iyer explains how Public Enemy shaped his music. WCPN


Tego Calderon, one of Reggaeton's top artists and producers, performs for fans in New York City.

Listen Guest DJ: Puerto Rican Rap Legend Tego Calderon

August 9, 2012 – The rapper stops by to play us some songs from his new album The Original Gallo Del País.


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.

Read Festival Recap: The Magic Of All Tomorrow's Parties

October 5, 2011 – During the ride home, Bob Boilen and Lars Gotrich recall a festival that looks to the sonic fringes.


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

Listen Public Enemy In Concert: ATP Festival 2011

October 5, 2011 – Public Enemy put on a killer set, centered on songs from its classic album Fear of a Black Planet.


Read Def Jam's 25th Anniversary: Songs We Love

December 31, 2009 – Def Jam's box set contains some of the most amazing music released since the dawn of hip-hop.

Listen Summer Songs: 'Lean On Me,' 'Fight The Power'

August 14, 2009 – Flooded with memories of their own, Melissa Block and Madeleine Brand pick their summer songs.


Read Saul Williams: Songs As Weapons

April 3, 2009 – Hear five of the hip-hop poet's favorite songs — tracks in which the music itself calls for change.

Listen The Sound of a Generation

June 5, 2008 – Jazz, rock, hip-hop, and grunge have defined past generations. What's the sound of Generation Y?


Listen Guest DJ Portishead

May 1, 2008 – Geoff Barrow and Adrian Utley from the trip-hop group Portishead spin their favorite music.


Listen Grunge, Rap Music Added to U.S. Recording Registry

April 5, 2005 – The Library of Congress officially recognizes Nirvana and Public Enemy.


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