In the third of a four-part segment about the label, Simmons explained the political impact of the group.
“Public Enemy changed everything about Black America,” he said. “Everything. They made Farrakhan popular. They helped make the Million Man March. They put red, black, and green shit around niggas’ necks instead of chains. They did everything. They were amazing.”
Detailing his early interactions with Chuck D, Rick Rubin recalled the rapper feeling like “he was too old” for a second-wind in music.