Kicking off the month is the never-before-seen Rebels Without A Pause: The Induction Ceremony of Public Enemy
airing Saturday, June 1, 10pm EST. Public Enemy, one of most influential hip hop groups of the late 80’s, is perhaps the most definitive rap group of all time. Assailing audiences with politically and socially conscious rhymes, they had a revolutionary impact on the music industry and society in general.Filmed at the famous House of Blues in West Hollywood a day before being inducted into the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame, Rebels Without a Pause is a star-studded concert event, hosted by rap pioneer, Doug E. Fresh. Guest performers for the evening, handpicked by Public Enemy founder, Chuck D., include Whodini, Kool Moe Dee & The Treacherous 3, and JJ Fad. Additional celebrity appearances include Mike Epps, Eddie Murphy, Russell Simmons, Dee Barnes, and an impromptu freestyle performance by Wayne Brady with Doug E. Fresh. Closing the night is a classic performance by the one and only Public Enemy.
Additional Black Music Month programming this week includes:
Saturday (June 1)
- 5AM The Hot 10 hosted by Chuck D – Hottest Hip-Hop Songs
- 7AM Fight the Power Block- Hip Hop videos with a message
- 8AM Women in Hip-Hop Block
- 9AM Fallen Hip-Hop Artists
- 10PM Public Enemy: Rebels Without A Pause
- 11PM Public Enemy: Welcome to the Terrordome
Sunday (June 2)
- 10PM HIP HOP: A Cultural Odyssey
- 11PM Public Enemy: Rebels Without A Pause
- 12AM BE Inspired: The Life of Heavy D
On June 7, 1979, President Jimmy Carter officially hailed the month of June as “Black Music Month.” Since then, June has been a month to recognize the cutting edge artistry and cultural contributions of barrier breaking African American musicians.
For all five weekends in June, Centric
will air themed programming that explores and celebrates the vitality of African American music and musicians. Weekend themes will feature Divas, Soul Men, R. Kelly and more.
ONE LUCKY VIEWER CAN WIN A PRIZE COURTESY OF CENTIRC TV!
For a chance to win a gift from Centric, simply watch one of the shows in this weekend’s lineup and write a review – 500 words or less. The best review submission will win a gift and be featured on our website Kontrolmag.com! All entries must be received by 9 p.m. on Monday June 3rd. Send your submission via email with a subject line of Centric TV Review to firstname.lastname@example.org! Best of luck!