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(Variety)   Flavor Flav files a law lawsuit over unpaid royal royalties from Pub Public D   ( variety.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, Public Enemy, Yo! Bum Rush the Show, Fear of a Black Planet, Chuck D, Talent manager, Flavor Flav, Enemy co-founder Chuck  
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2017-09-11 05:47:27 PM  
Two things.
1. Irrelevance wearing a clock discovers he is irrelevant
2. Who gives a shiat

/that is all
 
2017-09-11 09:07:10 PM  
I'm sorry... what century is this?

/White boy who loved some PE.
 
2017-09-11 10:57:06 PM  
Royalties from streaming and downloading?

Flav, there are none.

Current artists with leading plays are lucky to get a few thousand dollars from streaming. For acts that peaked over 25 years ago?

If they sent you your royalties by mail, you'd owe them to cover the stamp.
 
2017-09-11 11:05:40 PM  
How's he coming on paying his child support?  Wasn't he way behind for a long time? Or was that someone else?
 
2017-09-11 11:10:01 PM  

NewportBarGuy: I'm sorry... what century is this?

/White boy who loved some PE.


I downloaded the album when it was free. Some if it is not half bad, not none of it was as badass as they used to be.
 
2017-09-11 11:12:59 PM  

mcmnky: Royalties from streaming and downloading?

Flav, there are none.

Current artists with leading plays are lucky to get a few thousand dollars from streaming. For acts that peaked over 25 years ago?

If they sent you your royalties by mail, you'd owe them to cover the stamp.


I had a postage service I cancelled with 15¢ in the account and they sent me w check.
 
2017-09-11 11:14:10 PM  
Bass, how low can you go?
 
2017-09-11 11:21:23 PM  
Flavor Flav always seemed like such an unfortunate and unnecessary part of Public Enemy.  Chuck D with his sonorous voice delivering this militant message never fit with Flavor Flav and his nonsense noises and callouts.  I guess the counterpoint had a point, but I didn't get it.  But, maybe Flavor Flav contributed a lot behind the scenes, and was absolutely vital.  Still, I can dream of a Public Enemy without him.
 
2017-09-11 11:24:05 PM  
Flav got a letter from his management the other day

Opened it and read it, it said he was a sucker

They didn't wanna pay him for Spotify or whatever

Picture him giving a damn, he said never
 
2017-09-11 11:29:13 PM  
They should counter by they gave him enough Fame to get a bunch of random women to sleep with him on a terrible TV show for many years
 
2017-09-11 11:57:44 PM  

quinxy: Flavor Flav always seemed like such an unfortunate and unnecessary part of Public Enemy.  Chuck D with his sonorous voice delivering this militant message never fit with Flavor Flav and his nonsense noises and callouts.


Wrong.

Flavor Flav was just as essential to PE's success as Chuck D's rhymes and the Bomb Squad's production. Ask any hip hop fan to name the first hype man that pops into their head. I'd be shocked if a single one gave you an answer that wasn't Flavor Flav.

In conclusion

Flavor Flav's best Yeah Boy
Youtube CeRoi43azds
 
2017-09-12 12:03:06 AM  
Public Enemy- WELCOME TO THE TERRORDOME (FEAR 2011)
Youtube 2BBgOlfSLQI


Sorry flav, you've been a mascot since day one.
 
2017-09-12 12:07:39 AM  
Lots of folks think It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back was the best PE album. I believe its successor Fear of a Black Planet holds that honor. Truly groundbreaking production that still holds up today. Easily one of my top 5 albums ever.
 
2017-09-12 12:10:58 AM  
Now I filed chapter 9 a long time ago 
don't you see how my fame is in a tailspin
 
2017-09-12 12:13:01 AM  
Public Enemy - Get Up Stand Up Featuring Brother Ali [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
Youtube cogepHX5uTU


Ohh..another good one.
 
2017-09-12 12:17:20 AM  

Snapper Carr: quinxy: Flavor Flav always seemed like such an unfortunate and unnecessary part of Public Enemy.  Chuck D with his sonorous voice delivering this militant message never fit with Flavor Flav and his nonsense noises and callouts.

Wrong.

Flavor Flav was just as essential to PE's success as Chuck D's rhymes and the Bomb Squad's production. Ask any hip hop fan to name the first hype man that pops into their head. I'd be shocked if a single one gave you an answer that wasn't Flavor Flav.

In conclusion

[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/CeRoi43azds - 480x270]


You may be right.  I don't understand why.  But I don't deny it could be.  I definitely don't understand the importance of a hype man, though I certainly agree he's the most famous one, as he's the only one that has ever sprung to mind when I hear that job description.
 
2017-09-12 12:52:10 AM  

quinxy: Snapper Carr: quinxy: Flavor Flav always seemed like such an unfortunate and unnecessary part of Public Enemy.  Chuck D with his sonorous voice delivering this militant message never fit with Flavor Flav and his nonsense noises and callouts.

Wrong.

Flavor Flav was just as essential to PE's success as Chuck D's rhymes and the Bomb Squad's production. Ask any hip hop fan to name the first hype man that pops into their head. I'd be shocked if a single one gave you an answer that wasn't Flavor Flav.

In conclusion

[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/CeRoi43azds - 480x270]

You may be right.  I don't understand why.  But I don't deny it could be.  I definitely don't understand the importance of a hype man, though I certainly agree he's the most famous one, as he's the only one that has ever sprung to mind when I hear that job description.


Too simplistic to call him a hype man.  He delivered things that Chuck's voice couldn't have brought levity.  I don't see how 911 Is A Joke and Can't Do Nothin For Ya Man exist without him.

You should put the above in your don't know what you said book :)
 
2017-09-12 01:33:33 AM  
Chuck D was the Rock but damn it's just silly to imagine PE either Flav. The sun is greater than its parts and all that

/You paid six dollars for what?!
 
2017-09-12 01:43:41 AM  
About time.
 
2017-09-12 07:51:51 AM  
Royalties are a joke o/~
 
2017-09-12 07:58:27 AM  

BilldaCat10: Royalties are a joke o/~


So is 911
 
2017-09-12 09:20:48 AM  
Yeah...no one's making much more than pocket change off of streaming.  I tend to think were in the glory days of either the music industry falling completely or streaming is as cheap as it ever will be.
 
2017-09-12 09:33:53 AM  
Pub Public D?!


Is there that much defense played in English bars that are open to the general consensus?
 
2017-09-12 11:05:53 AM  

quinxy: Flavor Flav always seemed like such an unfortunate and unnecessary part of Public Enemy.  Chuck D with his sonorous voice delivering this militant message never fit with Flavor Flav and his nonsense noises and callouts.  I guess the counterpoint had a point, but I didn't get it.  But, maybe Flavor Flav contributed a lot behind the scenes, and was absolutely vital.  Still, I can dream of a Public Enemy without him.


I'm guessing is musical knowledge helped behind the scenes, he's supposed to be a musical prodigy that can play like 15 instruments.
 
2017-09-12 11:13:05 AM  

wildcardjack: I had a postage service I cancelled with 15¢ in the account and they sent me w check.


When I canceled my old POTS with AT&T, I owed about 40 cents on the account.

So they sent me a bill and I wrote a check and sent it back with a 40-something cent stamp on it.

// this was before banks gave away online billpay for free.

// always thought there should be an exception rule that basically just waived any bill/fee that was less than the cost of printing/sending the bill in the first place.

// owed those cents because I canceled 1 day into a new billing cycle (.40 * 30 = $12 a month).
 
2017-09-12 11:54:22 AM  

mjones73: quinxy: Flavor Flav always seemed like such an unfortunate and unnecessary part of Public Enemy.  Chuck D with his sonorous voice delivering this militant message never fit with Flavor Flav and his nonsense noises and callouts.  I guess the counterpoint had a point, but I didn't get it.  But, maybe Flavor Flav contributed a lot behind the scenes, and was absolutely vital.  Still, I can dream of a Public Enemy without him.

I'm guessing is musical knowledge helped behind the scenes, he's supposed to be a musical prodigy that can play like 15 instruments.


I can attest. Saw them in about '08. Flav can play some drums.
 
2017-09-12 11:55:51 AM  
Flavor Flav should have never done that stupid reality show. Now he watch Channel Zero.
 
2017-09-12 12:53:59 PM  
I seem to recall a story about the early days of Public Enemy when a record company executive got Chuck D alone and told him to dump Flav. Apparently, Chuck said they couldn't because Flav was the one who actually composed the music, played the original beats, and worked out the musical puzzles for them. Chuck said if you get rid of Flav, there isn't much left but his own rapping.

Not sure if this is true, but it's interesting.
 
2017-09-12 06:12:21 PM  

TempeSun: Lots of folks think It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back was the best PE album. I believe its successor Fear of a Black Planet holds that honor. Truly groundbreaking production that still holds up today. Easily one of my top 5 albums ever.


I'm going to agree with you, but it may be that Fear of a Black Planet was the first album I heard. It came out and it was awesome and I was like, "Who is this Public Enemy?" So only then did I go back and get Nation of Millions and Yo Bum Rush the Show.
 
2017-09-12 06:36:55 PM  

WilderKWight: I seem to recall a story about the early days of Public Enemy when a record company executive got Chuck D alone and told him to dump Flav. Apparently, Chuck said they couldn't because Flav was the one who actually composed the music, played the original beats, and worked out the musical puzzles for them. Chuck said if you get rid of Flav, there isn't much left but his own rapping.

Not sure if this is true, but it's interesting.


It's just so hard to imagine.  And someone saying he was a musical prodigy and can play 15 musical instruments.  He just comes across as such a buffoon.  I watched every episode of his reality show.  I've seen him in interviews.  I know something of his criminal record and his relationships.  I've listened to a bit of his solo stuff.  It's so hard to imagine that he's this incredibly gifted person yet all the public directly sees is this one dimensional persona.
 
2017-09-12 09:51:34 PM  

tical: mjones73: quinxy: Flavor Flav always seemed like such an unfortunate and unnecessary part of Public Enemy.  Chuck D with his sonorous voice delivering this militant message never fit with Flavor Flav and his nonsense noises and callouts.  I guess the counterpoint had a point, but I didn't get it.  But, maybe Flavor Flav contributed a lot behind the scenes, and was absolutely vital.  Still, I can dream of a Public Enemy without him.

I'm guessing is musical knowledge helped behind the scenes, he's supposed to be a musical prodigy that can play like 15 instruments.

I can attest. Saw them in about '08. Flav can play some drums.


I had to go looking, fast forward to 4:00 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utBBmxej9Zw
 
2017-09-13 12:05:50 AM  

quinxy: WilderKWight: I seem to recall a story about the early days of Public Enemy when a record company executive got Chuck D alone and told him to dump Flav. Apparently, Chuck said they couldn't because Flav was the one who actually composed the music, played the original beats, and worked out the musical puzzles for them. Chuck said if you get rid of Flav, there isn't much left but his own rapping.

Not sure if this is true, but it's interesting.

It's just so hard to imagine.  And someone saying he was a musical prodigy and can play 15 musical instruments.  He just comes across as such a buffoon.  I watched every episode of his reality show.  I've seen him in interviews.  I know something of his criminal record and his relationships.  I've listened to a bit of his solo stuff.  It's so hard to imagine that he's this incredibly gifted person yet all the public directly sees is this one dimensional persona.


Not uncommon for musical talent to be accompanied by buffoonery.  See the movie Amadeus (seriously, its good), as well as the actual life of Jerry Lee Lewis and thousands of others no doubt
 
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