Too Much Effing Perspective: Bill Stephney – Public Enemy #2

Every performer who’s ever been on the road has at least one bizarro story that could have been pulled straight from the iconic music mockumentary, This Is Spinal Tap. Co-hosts Allen Keller and Alex Hofmann delve deep into their guests’ harrowing, humbling, and hilarious Spinal Tap Moments uncovering universal truths along the way.

Def Jam Records’ original president and co-producer of Public Enemy’s “Yo Bum Rush the Show” Bill Stephney talks about the time PE sprinkled a gig with ‘Artificial Flavor’; how early Beastie Boys shows reached a climax; and how Rick Ruben literally buried his old record company at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Discover the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap, a first-of-its-kind multimedia collection chronicling the growth of the music and culture from the parks of the Bronx to solidifying a reach that spans the globe.

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