Public Enemy descended on Denver, Colorado last night [Saturday, May 7] for a packed show at the venue City Hall. With Chuck D, Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, and DJ Lord in tow, the living legends delivered a full set complete with a live band.
After performing “911 is a Joke,” Chuck D told the crowd they were going to throw out their set list “in honor of Prince,” who apparently rarely stuck to one. The raucous crowd cheered him on, clearly not caring what Public Enemy songs were played, as long as they were on stage.
At one point during the set, Flav grabbed the bass from Davey DMX and tore it up for several minutes, wowing the audience with his impressive (and surprising) skills on the instrument.
Chuck D was vocal about Prince’s untimely death last month [April 21] on a segment that aired on CNN, further evidence of the late singer’s profound impact on countless artists, so it’s no surprise Prince was on the Public Enemy frontman’s mind during the show.