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Monday, December 7, 2015

Public Enemy Had To Hitch A Ride To A Gig

(The Wrap-Up Magazine) Even hip-hop icons have a hard time catching a cab sometimes. Good thing for Public Enemy at least one fan in Sheffield, England, has their back. When Public Enemy’s taxi failed to turn up to transport them from a record signing to a show supporting the Prodigy on Saturday, local man Kevin Wells gave them a lift instead — and in a hurry.

“It was very, very surreal,” Wells told the Guardian. “We all walked to the car – Flavor Flav, Chuck D and two of their entourage — and they all just piled in. I’m local to Sheffield so I know all the back streets to get there pretty sharpish so I didn’t feel too tense. I knew I could get them there in time.”

He continued, “They were just asking me where I came from and whether I was local to Sheffield. They were saying how amazed they were in England, how close together all the cities are, because they are used to traveling in the [United] States. They said they love that –- though weren’t so big on the weather in England.”

Chuck D and Flavor Flav of Public Enemy perform at the 2015 BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival at the Napa Valley Expo on Friday, May 29, 2015, in Napa, Calif.

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