Fourteen years overdue, Freddie Foxxx, aka Bumpy Knuckles, is finally ready to step back into the spotlight with the official release of his 1994 demo tape, Crazy Like A Foxxx, as a two CD set on July 29th via Brooklyn-based record label Fat Beats. The album is a veritable time capsule from the early 1990's, with guest spots from legends such as 2Pac, Chuck D and Kool G Rap.
Freddie Foxxx is an enigma. He keeps redefining himself as others desperately try to pin him down and label him. Ruffian. Hardcore. Gun-Wielding. A bygone legend, limited to cameos and guest appearances. Industry Troublemaker. Foxxx is all of these things and none of them at once. A past marred with distrust and hard-breaks has molded Foxxx into a chameleon and one of the most respected emcees out there.
20 years ago Public Enemy emerged as a force to be reckoned with. Chuck D especially became a powerful and influential figure worldwide, speaking out on political and socials matters that caused the C.I.A. to constantly track the entire group. Griff left, reappeared, and stirred up hatred due to racist remarks, which also resulted in 3 attempts on his life. Flava Flav started a reality TV career. And Terminator X walked out for good.
There is a new Public Enemy album set to invade our shores in December! Aptly titled, 'New Whirl Odor', Public Enemy are back with the beats and the agenda that matters. Chuck D, Professor Griff and Flavor Flav are united again with a common cause.