What’s a panel discussion of Public Enemy’s classic 1988 album It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back without Public Enemy frontman Chuck D? Fortunately, we won’t have to find out, since the outspoken PE figurehead will now join Bomb Squad members Hank and Keith Shocklee, PE “media assassin” Harry Allen, and scholar/filmmaker Kembrew McLeod in a discussion of the landmark record at the Chicago Cultural Center’s Claudia Cassidy Theater on Thursday, July 17.
As previously reported, this is just one of many events leading up to this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival, which takes place July 18-20 at Chicago’s Union Park. The Pitchfork Music Festival is hosting the panel along with the Future of Music Coalition.
Admission to the panel discussion is free, but attendees must reserve spots by emailing rsvp [at] pitchforkmedia [dot] com.
Public Enemy will perform Nation of Millions in its entirety on the first night of the festival, July 18, which will be presented in conjunction with All Tomorrow’s Parties and Don’t Look Back.