Public Enemy’s Energy Only Grows. See The Man Plans, GOD Laughs Title Cut (Video)

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Today (July 15), Public Enemy made their latest album, Man Plans, GOD Laughs available for stream. Formally released next week (July 22), Chuck D, Professor Griff, DJ Lord and Flavor Flav used the moment to bum-rush the bandwidth with an LP that shows its admitted influence by the likes of Run The Jewels—from a group who openly influenced Killer Mike and El-P.

The self-released LP’s title track comes complete (and correct) with a video. With appearances by the band members, the vignette shows a young man’s symbolic coming of age. “Doing it for the youth” is an aural focal point of the song, and now the video. If this message, energy, and attitude resonates, the whole album packs a similar punch:

Is Man Plans, GOD Laughs the reminder Heads needed that Public Enemy may be Hip-Hop’s ironman band?

Related: Chuck D Says That In Hip-Hop, The Third Verse Is “Becoming Useless.” Do You Agree?