Public Enemy’s Behind-the-Scenes Wizards, the Bomb Squad

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Every Wednesday, Douglas Wolk explores the people, places and coincidences that tie disparate musicians together.

Public Enemy simultaneously released two new albums this week — The Evil Empire of Everything and Most of My Heroes Still Don’t Appear on No Stamp. At times, P.E.’s new music is remarkably close to the style they worked up 25 years ago: see, for instance the latter album’s single “I Shall Not Be Moved,” produced by Gary G-Wiz.

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