On July 17, 2008, Pitchfork and Future of Music Coalition co-presented a panel discussion about Public Enemy’s It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, as part of Chicago’s Pitchfork Music Festival. As expected when you put front man Chuck D, PE Media Assassin Harry Allen and original Bomb Squad members Hank and Keith Shocklee around a table, the back-and-forth was incredibly entertaining and informative. In our blog wrap-up, we mentioned there would be video on its way for those who missed out.
Well, Pitchfork has edited together footage from the talk along with clips from media professor and panel moderator Kembrew McLeod’s documentary on sampling. You can also see from PE’s festival performance, where they played It Takes a Nation in its entirety. Stay tuned for full video of the panel discussion.
Head over to PitchforkTV to watch, or click on the embedded clips below: