September 17, 2014


Watch Public Enemy Perfectly Perform "Public Enemy No. 1" With The Roots

The Roots have been having something of a golden year on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Earlier this month they performed a stripped-down version of Meghan Trainor's mega-hit "All About That Bass" with toy instruments, they flipped out over a horrifying stop-motion version of the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer and now they're performing with Public Enemy... again?

Pitchfork reports the legendary hip hop group first joined Fallon on his third week hosting Late Night in 2009, performing "Bring the Noise" with the Roots (the same year Fallon introduced the band at the Hip Hop Honors). In 2011, Chuck D and The Copyright Criminals All Star Band performed "Fight the Power," and now the band is back performing their iconic Yo! Bum Rush the Show tune "Public Enemy No. 1." The performance arrives in time for Def Jam's 30th anniversary. (Just check out that crazy box set!) It's a long way from Wu-Tang Clan's hidden one-of-a-kind album, but gorgeous nonetheless.

Check out the performance above!