This Day in Hip Hop and Rap History
Host: Chuck D w/ Duke Eatmon & Ron Maskell
April 21st, 2012
April 21st – Public Enemy release their seventh album, the soundtrack to the Touchstone Pictures basketball drama “He Got Game” on Def Jam Records, on this day in 1998.
“He Got Game” was directed by Spike Lee and starred Denzel Washington and current Boston Celtic Ray Allen.
P.E. became the first hip-hop group to score an entire major motion picture when they provided the musical backdrop for this b-ball drama.
KRS-One and Masta Killa from The Wu-Tang Clan would guest on this album, which would be their last one for the Def Jam label.
Public Enemy, though, would have a smash hit with the title track, a reworking of the Buffalo Springfield 1960’s classic “For What It’s Worth.” Springfield leader Stephen Stills would guest with the group on the track and appear in the promotional video with Public Enemy as well.