Trivia / Public Enemy

  • Gateway Music: PE were this for thousands of — mostly white — new fans to Hip-Hop in the late-80's, early-90's. They have a reputation for this to this day, at least for those new to the genre.
  • Name's the Same - There have been three bands called Public Enemy in different subgenres of Hardcore Punk - including a white power band that took on the name as a deliberate Take That! aimed at the hip-hop one.
  • One-Hit Wonder: By the definition (only one entry in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100) in the US, with their now-mostly forgotten 1994 single "Give It Up", which made it to #33.