PUBLIC ENEMY RELEASE “PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER WON” FT. BEASTIE BOYS’ MIKE D, AD-ROCK AND RUN DMC

WATCH LYRIC VIDEO FEATURING CLASSIC DEF JAM-ERA FOOTAGE HERE

‘WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE GRID GOES DOWN?’New Album Out Now via Def Jam Recordings

“a well-timed return to the center of the industry” – Rolling Stone

“In the hour of need, Public Enemy returns to fight the power once more.” – Billboard

“this group has continued to make such politically and potent work after more than 30 years together” – NPR Music

“the group’s message remains potent decades on” – Vulture

P.E. ANNOUNCE SUPPORT OF ELECTION SUPER CENTER’S “MAKE HISTORY HERE” INITIATIVE Bringing Safe, Socially-Distanced Voting to Sports Arenas Across the Country

Public Enemy photo by Eitan Miskevich

Public Enemy just released the latest visual from their widely acclaimed new album What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down?. “Public Enemy Number Won” features Beastie Boys’ Mike D and Ad-Rock along with Run DMC, and the new lyric video features classic Def Jam-era footage of the artists and more. Watch the lyric video for “Public Enemy Number Won” here: https://youtu.be/GIa-8GxnllA.

Public Enemy also announced their support of Election Super Centers “Make History Here” initiative. The non-partisan group has been working with local election authorities and more than 70 NBA, MLB, NFL, NHL and MLS arenas and teams as well as prominent artists and athletes, to let communities know their local venues are open as polling locations, ensuring access to safe, socially-distanced voting at sports arenas across the country. For more info and voting locations here, visit: https://makehistoryhere.org.

“With less than a week to go before election day, we’re seeing record breaking early voting numbers across the country, and this effort is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to encourage voters to make their voices heard at their favorite sporting venues,” notes Chuck D. “Every American deserves access to a ballot, and every vote counts.”

What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? marked the group’s historic return to Def Jam Recordings and includes guest appearances by Nas, YG, Rapsody, DJ Premier, Black Thought, Questlove, Cypress Hill, Run-DMC, Ice-T, PMD, George Clinton, Daddy-O, Jahi, The Impossebulls, Mark Jenkins, S1Ws Pop Diesel and James Bomb and Mike D and Ad-Rock of Beastie Boys. Listen to the full album HERE.

Previous singles from the album include “Fight the Power: Remix 2020,” a powerful reimagining of their classic track featuring Nas, Rapsody, Black Thought, YG, Jahi and Questlove and riveted audiences at the2020 BET Awards; “State of the Union (STFU)” which holds nothing back as it calls out Donald Trump and his destructive reign, produced by DJ Premier; and single “Grid” featuring Cypress Hill and George Clinton–“a love letter to hip-hop’s golden era (and the classic Def Jam roster’s role in it), full of withering political analysis, blistering boom-bap and rap-rock productions (Vulture).”

Public Enemy performed “Grid” along with Cypress Hill on CBS’s special live broadcast of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday, September 29th, immediately following the first presidential debate.

Watch the video HERE and the performance HERE

Public Enemy have proven that rebellion is more than the sound of a musical genre, the culture of a social class, or the color of a skin; it is an unmovable, unmistakable state of mind and heart. PE is hellbent on creating change where it is needed most. Determined to give voice to those who have long been ignored, unafraid to question institutional injustices, and intent on challenging any and all obstacles to social justice, Public Enemy have resisted with unprecedented intensity and eloquence.

Their classic albums are the soundtrack to hip-hop’s rise as a form of social and political commentary. 1988’s It Takes a Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back was, and still is, one of the most important records ever made, with Rolling Stone recently naming it the #15 Greatest Album of All Time and The New York Times added it to their list of “25 Most Significant Albums of the Last Century.”Fear of a Black Planet–also named on the Rolling Stone list–features PE anthems including the original version of “Fight The Power,” “911 Is a Joke” and “Welcome To The Terrordome.” 

As America faces a fresh rebellion against racial division and social inequality, it is no surprise that the world looks to hip-hop’s original champions of change to continue the fight alongside them. What You Gonna Do When The Grid Goes Down? is available now atwww.publicenemy.com, along with exclusive Public Enemy merchandise.

A look back at some of the lucky punters who won £250,000 playing Deal or No Deal

There are 3,003 episodes of the classic Channel 4 gameshow Deal or No Deal – hosted by Noel Edmonds. The production, which was based on the original Netherlands format of the game called Miljoenenjacht, first aired back in 2005 before ending in December 2016.

In this 11-year period, just nine lucky punters won the top prize of £250,000. But, if you weren’t lucky enough to enter the ‘Dream Factory,’ then not to worry as you can still attempt to beat the Banker by playing Deal or No Deal online with Paddy Power – with some games boasting top prizes in excess of £1 million. If you still need some inspiration to get playing, then let’s take a look back at a number of the quarter-of-a-million quid winners. .

Laura Pearce – 2007
The show was on our screens for almost two years before we saw the first lucky winner of ‘the biggie.’ Laura Pearce was the first contestant to win the whopping sum of money, having declined a final offer £45,000 from the Banker – leaving her with either a mere £3,000 or the £250,000. Pearce’s box – the number six – was her father’s birthday and she refused the temptation of the swap. It turned out to be the right choice from Pearce as she scooped the life-changing amount of money.

Alice Munday – 2009
Alice Munday’s game will, undoubtedly, go down as one of the best games in the history of Deal or No Deal. Munday accepted an offer of £17.5k early on in the show. However, as she was left with 1p and the lucrative £250,000 on the board the Banker offered her another opportunity to gamble. Munday took her chances and refused to swap her box – the number six – which then saw her take home the biggest prize of all.

Suzanne Mulholland – 2011
Keeping up with the trend of winning the quarter-of-a-million prize every two years, Suzanne Mulholland became the third winner of the top prize in 2011. The County Cork-native’s game was one of the most heart-racing games in the shows 11-year stint. Mulholland turned down mouth-watering sums of money from the Banker – including £30,000 and £75,000 – on her quest to ‘the biggie.’ Although, when she was left with just the £100,000 and the £250,000 on the board, she turned down a huge £165,000! To add to the thrills, the Irishwomen then took the swap and landed the £250,000. Phew!

Paddy Roberts – 2013
Tegen Roberts and Nong Skett scooped the £250,000 prize in between Mulholland and Paddy Roberts. However, Roberts – who was only 18 years old at the time – became the first man to win ‘the biggie.’ The Wigan-native claimed that he would be happy with £18,000 and was tempted with offers of £17,000 and £19,999 from the Banker, although he was determined he had the £250,000 and played on. The sandwich shop assistant also turned down a whopping final offer of £140,000 before taking him the quarter-of-a-million.

Ann Crawford – 2015
Ann Crawford was the penultimate punter to win the £250,000. However, it wasn’t plain sailing for the pensioner as she almost blew it all. Early on in the show Crawford accidently wasted her use of the Offer Button as she pressed it when the Banker was due to call and make an offer. Although, this wasn’t the 75-year-old’s only blunder of the show. Crawford nearly bought the number 23 box, which could have seen her double her winnings and take home £500,000 – or absolutely nothing. She accidently said “deal no” instead of “no deal.” As gasps echoed around the Dream Factory, the Banker gave her the chance to change her decision. After saying “no deal” it was revealed that the 23 box would have sent her home with absolutely nothing.

“This has been one of the most amazing hours of my whole life.

“It’s an extraordinary game at the best and worst of times but then someone comes along and plays the game so much their own way that it literally takes your breath away. Congratulations Ann!” Edmonds said afterwards.