Public Enemy have spent over 25 years delivering socio-political messages that give voice to those who have long been ignored, are unafraid to question institutional injustices and challenge both leaders and laymen alike to work for change. Their musical and lyrical intensity, eloquence and depth are matched by few, an explosive combination that that feeds both mind and soul. Their artistry draws unwavering critical acclaim and legions of worldwide fans who have flocked to concerts in over 83 countries, during 2000 concerts, on 84 tours. The New York Times named Public Enemy’s music to their list of the “25 Most Significant Albums of the Last Century” and in 2005 The Library of Congress included Fear of a Black Planet in their National Recording Registry. Three albums are certified multi-platinum, three more are gold, with four gold singles and a platinum-selling home video. As resonant now as ever: Public Enemy’s “Welcome To The Terrordome” is the featured storyline in LeBron James’ recent commercial for Samsung, “Say It Like It Really Is” was a fitting backdrop to the film Selma’s trailer, “Harder Than You Think” was selected for NBC’s official Super Bowl XLIX Commercial and was featured in the UK’s stirring “Meet The Superhumans” 2012 Paralympics campaign. The track went on to reach #4 on The Official UK Singles Chart and #1 on the Indie Singles Top 20 Chart that year. In 2013, Public Enemy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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Also, performing will be New York City-based Teddy Rafael Mendez, aka DJ Tedsmooth has been the force behind some of the hottest remixes, many of which can be attributed to taking already hit records to the next level. Regularly endorsed by radio and his DJ peers, his remixes can be frequently heard on air and in clubs around the world. Included among them are, Jamie Foxx’s “Blame It,” K Michelle’s “V.S.O.P” featuring Jadakiss, Beyonce’s “Single Ladies,” and Miguel’s “Adorn” featuring Diddy and French Montana. In 2012, he delivered Beyonce’s “Love on Top” which was lauded as one of greatest remixes ever made. Tedsmooth’s skill goes far beyond a DJ. The artist, producer, and songwriter is responsible for co-writing and producing Lumidee’s Billboard Hot 100 tune “Uh Oooh,” The Voice of Harlem’s classic “No Music,” and has also produced records for other artists with the likes of Grafh, Busta Rhymes, Styles P, and Vado. He has been a staple of the New York City club scene for nearly three decades.