Public Enemy recently performed their song “Grid” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, alongside featured guests B-Real of Cypress Hill and George Clinton.
With Public Enemy’s DJ Lord helming the decks, Chuck D and Flavor Flav kicked off the energetic performance with their razor-sharp bars, before Clinton and B-Real joined them on stage to deliver their respective verses.
“Communication breakdown, it’s a take down / Are you awake now or consumed by a fake clown? / World Wide Web keep the spiders fed / Looking at my feed, trolls everywhere but knowledge supersedes,” the Cypress Hill rapper rhymed.
Towards the end, they all gathered to chant the commanding chorus: “What you gonna do when the GRID goes down? / The GRID goes down! / The GRID goes down!”
“Grid” is a track from Public Enemy’s recently released album What You Gonna Do When the Grid Goes Down?. The star-studded LP, which also features contributions from Run-DMC, Ice-T and others, is the group’s first full-length since 2017’s Nothing is Quick in the Desert.
Check out their ‘Colbert’ performance below: