Watch Public Enemy Pay Tribute To Miles Davis On SNL

The Audio Mug | December 01, 2015 - 1:00 am
By the time the booker at Saturday Night Live got around to securing one of the best hip-hop outfits to call New York City home, Public Enemy had released their opus and one of the most critically lauded albums in rap, It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back. On the show 17th season premiere, Chuck D, Flavor Flav, and the crew made short work of the small stage with “Can’t Truss It” and “Bring The Noise,” passing lyrical volleys between each other and getting all up in the lens of the camera guys at every opportunity. It wasn’t all fun and rhymes, though: Miles Davis passed away the same day that Public Enemy played SNL, and they took a breath in between their intro (from Spike Lee and host-Michael Jordan) and their final song for a brief moment of silence for the jazz icon. Watch below.

“Can’t Truss It”

“Bring The Noise”

Aired: 9/28/91

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