Public Enemy Plays Rikers Island

Rikers is a notorious New York City jail and in 1988 they had a periodic music series. They booked NYC’s own Public Enemy without knowing much about them or rap. It could have been a powder keg but ended up being more of a dialogue about injustice and hope.

Public Enemy at Rikers: An Oral History

RedBullMusicAcademy.com, 4.29.13