I grew up on Public Enemy and have all their albums. I even blagged aka conned my way into photographing them during the Public Enemy/Anthrax tour back in the day when they came into Birmingham, AL. (Ask to see my photos of the show sometime!) What got me into them wasn’t the rough politically tinged delivery of the legendary Chuck D or the antics of Flavor Flav; it was the bombastic urgency of the beats that pulled me towards the group.
Hank Shocklee (Public Enemy, Bomb Squad, Def Jam) was the mastermind behind PE’s sounds. He took the sounds of hip hop in a totally new direction that was urgent and of the times. We (as in the internet collective) are lucky enough in this day and age to have him do a live streaming workshop with the soon to be legendary in their own right Dubspot.com Monday January 30th from 7 – 9 pm EST.
Hank Shocklee along with dubstep producer FaltyDL will be showcasing Propellerhead’s Reason 6 software during the workshop. Without giving too much away, please head on over to dubspot’s blog which gives you all the info you will need plus video interviews of both Mr. Shocklee and FaltyDL.
I’m tuning in, are you? Ken_UF