Public Enemy

Public Enemy has historically been snubbed at the Grammys. When the award ceremony established its first ever rap category in 1989 (Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group) PE had already unleashed their tour de force Yo! Bum Rush the Show and It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back to critical acclaim and commercial success. While many expected the group to win the award, Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’s “Parent’s Just Don’t Understand” would take the gold home. To make matters worse, the politically-charged, “Fight The Power” endured the same fate the following year to Young MC’s diddly “Bust A Move.”

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