Public Enemy Raises $75,000 From Fans for New Record

November 2, 2010  |  3:32pm

Hip-hop legends Public Enemy have successfully completed fundraising efforts for their next studio album.

The group used the website Sellaband to solicit funds for the new release, and they’ve reached their goal of raising $75,000. A statement on their page reads:

Long and Winding Road: Thank You Believers. We just received word that our fundraising campaign has completed. This is truly a great moment for us and we owe it all to our fams on SellaBand — our true ‘Believers’. As the title of this entry suggests, it has been a long and winding road. We’ve had explosive starts, media attention, corporate troubles, media criticism, recalculations and finally resurgence. When its all said and done, the bottom line is that we never lost faith in ourselves, our fams and the future of fan funding as a model. We’re over here in Europe killing shows. Moscow and Sofia are in our rear view mirrors and we’ve got a lot more on tap. We’re going to be celebrating this with our fams, so we hope to see you on our winding road. Thank you.

No word on when we can expect the follow-up to 2007’s How You Sell Soul to a Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul?

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