For National Prevention Week, Watch This 1987 Public Enemy Anti-Drug PSA (Video)
Beginning May 17, we are in the midst of National Prevention Week, a seven-day annual event produced by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). With that in mind, Ambrosia For Heads is proud to shed light on not one, but two anti-drug PSA’s this week that aired briefly back in 1987, from two legendary Hip-Hop groups. Sunday (May 17), AFH shared a Run-DMC PSA, and today we are proud to share one from the same series, with Public Enemy.
P.E.’s Chuck D, Flavor Flav, and Professor Griff spoke to the kids about how drugs “ruin the mind,” and how users are “pushin’ up daisies” in October of ’87. This moment was less than nine months after the Def Jam debut, Yo! Bum Rush The Show for the legendary Long Island, New York group. In all-white outfits, a youthful Public Enemy offered a platform of positivity and mental enrichment that they have seen through, nearly 30 years later. Who could have possibly known the secret these guys were keeping, presumably in the pre-production stages of 1988’s It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back.
AFH’s friends iFame TV share this with us. Since Sunday’s Run-DMC PSA, iFame shared a Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam PSA from the series. To close out the week, tune into iFame for a daily exclusive featuring even more artists from the October, 1987 lost-and-found reel. Among the music stars involved include one of Rap’s GOATs, the biggest mainstream act in Freestyle music (which is up now), and one of the hardest working Hip-Hop/R&B groups/production collectives in history. While the message is still the same, there’s a lot to love about these nearly-forgotten time capsules. These PSAs will be available on iFame, WHO?MAG, and WHO?MAG TV sites daily as well.
About iFame: iFame TV (Independent Film And Music Entertainment) currently has the biggest collection of both brand new and classic Hip Hop movies, TV shows, music videos, concerts, and interviews with its content reaching over 300,000,000 households worldwide. They are exclusively airing retro Hip-Hop/dance legendary TV shows “Dance Party USA,” “Dancin’ On Air,” and “One House Street” as well as the current international Hip-Hop show “WHO?MAG TV. Like iFame TV on Facebook.”