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Public Enemy to play Belfast: New York rap pioneers featuring Chuck D and Flavor Flav hit Northern Ireland

New York rap pioneers Public Enemy are set to play Belfast this summer.

Around since 1982, they garnered mainstream success in 1987 with their ground-breaking second release It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back.

Members Chuck D, Flavor Flav and DJ Lord helped forge one of the greatest rap groups in history - having been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Run–DMC. and The Beastie Boys.

In early 2012, Public Enemy kicked off their 25th anniversary tour.

Aside from helping form political rap music, the group were one of the first to fuse the genre with rock and metal.

Public Enemy teamed up with thrash metal outfit Anthax for a re-working of their track Bring the Noise.

Public Enemy will play the Limelight 1 on August 5.

Tickets go on sale Monday, June 30, at 9am, from Ticketmaster.

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