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Grand Puba X Public Enemy X Lynching

You can call it Grand Puba’s version of “Strange Fruit.” Eskay pointed out via Twitter that folks over at his Nah Right homestead were feeling a ways about the photo (1st pic below) Puba selected for his new single (“I See Dead People” f/ Rell & Lord Jamar).

No surprise there since lynching was such a horrendous fate for too many in the Jim Crow South. It’s not the first time such imagery has been used, though. Public Enemy used a photo of a lynching (2nd pic below) for the “Hazy Shade of Criminal” 12″ vinyl’s artwork. The song is from their Greatest Misses (1992) album.

Puba’s new album, Retroactive, drops June 23, via Babygrande.

Grand Puba "I See Dead People"

Grand Puba "I See Dead People"

Public Enemy "Hazy Shade of Criminal"

Public Enemy "Hazy Shade of Criminal"

June 12, 2009 Posted by | Freshness, Hip-Hop, Music, News | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment