Chuck D Clarifies “Notice (Know This)”

On Chuck D’s birthday this past Monday, the Public Enemy leader made a home video rapping over a chopped up version of “Otis”. Many deemed it as a shot at The Throne. He spoke with AHH and explained his reasoning for the song.

“In these difficult times for many people (especially of color), this is a call to artists to continue to inspire, but to reflect the people better than the media does. Here’s to hoping that the Jay-Z & Kanye supergroup can elevate the masses to try a little bit more to reflect Otis’ heart rather than swag, because they’re too good to be less.”

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  • http://broockmillsstills.com slliMMills

    THats how it should be done…All that fashion and fly jewelry now make my eyes tearing

  • lito

    respect yourself

  • m85

    He does kno of the personal and social topics on WTT right?

  • mac DIESEL

    UNDERSTAND WHERE CHUCK D IS COMIN’ FROM, BUT HE GOTTA UNDERSTAND THE THEME OF THE ALBUM!!!! IT’S ABOUT ROYALTY, WEALTH, SWAG, OR WUTEVER U WANNA CALL IT!!!! THE NAME OF THEMSELVES “THE THRONE”!!!! WHEN U THINK OF THE WORD THRONE, U THINK WEALTH AND ROYALTY!!!! JAY AND KANYE HAVE MAD SONGS THAT’S NOT ABOUT BEIN’ RICH AND HAVIN’ EXPENSIVE SHIT OR
    WUTEVER!!!! NIGGAS NEED TO CHILL!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Converse

    *Shots fire*
    ^

    Everything he said was true

  • http://iamcloud9.bandcamp.com/ cloud9

    Everything is a diss today.

  • http://Rapradar Aj

    @ m85, nigga u dont even know of the personal and social topics on this shit. Stop sucking jay z and kanye dick. Them niggas cant even rap. Chuck D is right. They need to get out of here with that wack ass bullshit.

  • Your Father

    Chuck D’s a legend and all, but he should shut the fuck up about Hov and Kanye, and go holla at his coon compadre. Flav coulda used his platform on VH 1 to highlight social issues. Where was Chuck, then?

  • Your mother’s “friend”

    Oh please ! “too good to be less” huh smh, Jay & Ye don’t owe nobody anything if i want social commentry ill go to Common, Talib, Lupe, Immortal technique etc . If i were Jay i would feel insulted by this , its funny how people are quick to forget all the charitable stuff jay does The Shawn Carter foundation has been putting kids thru college since 02 but of course noone talks about that .If he really wants to “elevate the masses” why doesn’t he do it himself ?? why does it always have to be the next man ??

  • damone

    Only people that think Jay just talk about money is usually broke cats mad… step ur game up.

  • Nat Turner aka Rock Solid: IM ON YOUTUBE!

    I’ll say dis, it’s betta den talkin bout killing a brotha. Bragging has been Jay since the beginning. LL, RunDmc, EPMD, Big, Tupac, Big L and countless others been bragging. Even BrandNubians, ATCQ, MC LYTE, KRS1, RAKIM, KANE and many more have bragged.

    We still got DEAD PREZ TALIB MOS DEF COMMON NAS TEK N STEEL LUPE. and countless others still being social or political.

    We still black with issues and im sure mostly all blacks know this(notice)

  • Jordan Cohen

    Um, that beat was NICE. Good way to use a different song and evoke the same feeling. Sounds better than the bootleg and broken instrumental of otis that everybody is trying to catch wreck on.

    Chuck I see what you’re trying to do but damn homey, slow the word scrolling DOWNNNNNNNNNN.

  • A BawSe iS oNe thaT Guarantees We Gon’ Eat

    Larry Holmes status.

  • http://Rapradar Aj

    @ Nat Turner, he do talk about killin u dumbass.

  • Devastation Inc.

    He’s the Spike Lee of Rap. I was tired
    of his shit when he tripped out over
    Premo using his voice in Ten Crack Commandments.

  • James

    So when Jayz rap about material things we dont care and look past it? But any other rapper yall would get ya panties in a bunch! Wow to many dick riders

  • http://rapradar.com IDGAF

    Ahhh no one cares Chuck d, your washed up

  • m85

    @AJ
    once again, if you have read any of the reviews of the album you would have seen that the content of the album is personal and thought provoking in dealing with social issues and personal issues such as black on black violence, making it as a black man in america, questions of religion, and faith, talking about unborn children n the lives they will inherit…of course there is stuntin on the album too..but anyone at this point who says they have been following this album should kno that theres not gonna be 16 songs of straight stuntin.

  • http://Rapradar Aj

    @ m85, what?

  • m85

    @Aj
    My point exactly..thats what alot of the content of the album deals with, i dont kno how you could not kno that by now,even witout none of us actually hearing the album, if you’ve read any review about the CONTENT of the album you would kno that its not 16 Otis Tracks..which brings me back to my original point…has anyone informed Chuck D bout this or is he basing his view off ONE song

  • ans

    Chuck D is the truth!